Japan’s domestic ordinary carbon steel sales continued to fall in April, down 27.8% on year to 2.63 million tonnes, only slightly higher than the 2.61 million tonnes for December 1968, according to the data released by the Japan Iron & Steel Federation (JISF) on June 16.
国家统计局:中国1 - 5月固定资产下跌6.3%，房地产下跌0.3%2020年6月15日
国家统计局:中国1 - 5月份粗钢产量同比增长1.9%2020年6月15日
China’s crude steel output picked up the pace again in May, posting a 1.9% on-year growth over January-May to 411.8 million tonnes from the 1.3% on-year rise for the first four months, with the output for May alone at a record high, according to the statistics from the country’s National Bureau of Statistics (NBS).
FLASH:中国1 - 5月份粗钢产量增长1.9%2020年6月15日
Better than expected, China’s auto sales rose on year and on month for the second successive month in May after a 21-month continuing drop, up 14.5% on year or 5.9% on month to 2.2 million units, mainly due to the government’s preferential policies and robust demand for trucks for infrastructure construction, according to the release from the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) on June 11.
Japan’s domestic steel consumption especially ship plate has been under persistent pressure, as new vessel orders dropped by 42.5% on year to 304,100 gross tonnes or six carriers for May, being the fourth consecutive month posting on-year declines, and the backlog had been decreasing too, an official from the Japan Ship Exporters’ Association (JSEA) shared on June 11.
中国1 - 5月份的外贸总值降幅更大，为8%2020年6月8日
For January-May, China’s foreign trade value declined more deeply by 8% on year than the 7.5% on-year fall for the first four months, as the foreign trade for May alone reversed down on month by 1.2% or down more sharply by 9.3% on year, according to the latest statistics in terms of the U.S. dollar from the country’s General Administration of Customs on June 7.
中国1 - 5月份钢铁出口下降14%，进口增长12%2020年6月8日
Over January-May, China’s steel exports declined more steeply by 14% on year, while steel imports rose 12% on year, according to the latest statistics from China’s General Administration of Customs (GACC) on June 7, as lower-priced overseas supplies had been sold to China when steel demand in other countries had been seriously dampened by the pandemic.
闪电消息:中国1 - 5月份对外贸易下降8%2020年6月8日
要点:中国1 - 5月份钢铁出口下降14%2020年6月8日
The world’s total steel demand this year is estimated to contract by 6.4% on year to 1.65 billion tonnes, mainly hit by the global crisis of COVID-19, according to the latest Short Range Outlook (SRO) from the World Steel Association (WSA or worldsteel) released at 1800 (Beijing time) on June 4.