Japan’s eight major automakers posted their May production fell 62.8% on year or 1% on month to 912,377 units in total from all of their global plants, Mysteel Global calculated basing on their individual releases on June 29, which was mainly due to the negative impact of the COVID-19 on their operations and market demand, according to market sources.
Japan’s crude steel output including carbon and special steel dropped more substantially in May, down 31.8% on year to about 5.9 million tonnes, as against the 23.5% on-year fall in April, which was mainly due to the negative impact of the pandemic on steel demand, according to the latest data released by the Japan Iron & Steel Federation (JISF) on June 22.
中国1 - 5月新船订单下降1%，前景黯淡2020年6月19日
中国造船企业在一月至五月接到新船订单相当于总1160万载重吨（DWT），同比下降1.2％，根据国家船舶工业的中国协会（CANSI）6月19日发布的最新版本. Demand for new vessels stayed dull as global freight markets continue to be buffeted by the coronavirus storm, Chinese market sources said Friday, admitting they were pessimistic about the medium- to long-term future for the country’s shipbuilding industry.
The falloff in orders for Japanese steel placed by overseas customers grappling with the coronavirus outbreak led the country’s steel exports during May to plunge 17.5% on year to 2.48 million tonnes, according to preliminary data released by Japan’s Ministry of Finance on June 17. The May total was also down 11.8% on month, the data show.
Chinese industry continued to recover in May, recording year-on-year growth of 4.4%, according to the latest release of China’s National Bureau of Statistics published on June 15. The May result was faster than the 3.9% for April – the first month of positive growth after several negative months when the COVID-19 outbreak was raging, Mysteel Global notes.
The declines in China’s total fixed asset investment (FAI) and the funding in the property market slowed further by May, with the former down 6.3% on year over January-May as against the 10.3% on-year fall in the first four months, and the latter dipping 0.3% as against the 3.3% fall by April, according to the latest data from China’s National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on June 15.
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
FLASH:中国1 - 5月份粗钢产量增长1.9%2020年6月15日
China’s sales of excavators for both domestic and overseas customers for May had rose on year for the third successive month, up 68% on year, as end-users had been booking in anticipation of more construction projects in the coming months, according to the latest statistics from the China Construction Machinery Association (CCMA) on June 9.
中国1 - 5月份的外贸总值降幅更大，为8%2020年6月8日