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Japan’s January HR stainless steel output rises by 10.9% m-o-m

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According to statistics, Japan produced 217,805 tons of hot rolled (HR) stainless steel products in January, rising by 10.9% from a month earlier while decreasing by 19.4% in comparison of 244,193 tons in last January.

Among them, the output of chrome-base products totaled 105,471 tons, surging by 24.4% and that of nickel-base products was 112,334 tons, up by 0.6%, both compared to that in a month earlier.

In the end of January, Japan’s inventory of stainless steel products amounted to 125,286 tons, increasing by 2.1% month on month.
News Date 16 Mar 2012 09:54:02 reported by Nann Cheng

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