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Demand for construction steels in Chinese market expected to improve

22 Mar 2023 16:41 reported by Alston Tsai

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Since mid of February, the consumption of construction steel in China has gradually recovered, and the market atmosphere and the start of infrastructure construction have gradually returned to normal. Therefore, both supply and demand are expected to increase in March, coupled with higher production costs of steel mills, these factors can support current prices.

From the perspective of supply, China's rebar production increased by 13% year on year and 39% month on month, and construction steel output rose by 13% year on year and 36% month on month.

In 2022, policy restrictions on output and factories' initiative to reduce production affected total capacity to drop.

From the perspective of export figures, the demand performance of rebar and construction steel has not improved significantly, affected by the tension in international relations in 2022 and global inflation this year.

On the whole, the Chinese government continues to promote bullish policies, and the market capital flow situation has also improved. It is expected that the market trend will strengthen continuously.

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