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|China's Steel Export In Jan./Tinplate Export Decreased By 40% From Dec.|
China's export quantity of ordinary steel products by item in January this year was revealed. It was compiled by a source based on the data released by the General Administration of China Customs. According to this, export quantity of steel products in January was 3,498 thousand tons, down 0.2% from the previous month which dipped below 4 million tons following December last year. Out of these, decrease of cold-rolled and electrical steel sheets/coils is remarkable while export of steel bars, wire rods and so on increased.|
By item, as for long products, export of steel shapes and sections was 246 thousand tons, up 7.9% from the previous month, bars 362 thousand tons, up 19.9% ditto, and wire rods 252 thousand tons, also up 19.4% ditto. And, that of steel plates was 25 thousand tons, up 31.6% ditto.
As for flat products, export of hot-rolled steel coils was 11 thousand tons, up 22.2% ditto which recovered to the level of 10 thousand tons for the first time in 5 months. While, that of cold sheets/coils was 211 thousand tons, down 16.9% ditto, galvanized steel sheets/coils 273 thousand tons, up 4.6% ditto, steel tinplates 41 thousand tons, largely down 39.7% ditto which was the lowest quantity of export for this past year. That of electrical sheets/coils was 17 thousand tons, also down 39.3% ditto, and alloyed steel sheets 673 thousand tons, down 7.9% ditto. Other than these, that of pipes/tubes was 704 thousand tons, down 15.6% ditto.
By export destination in January, export to Japan was 64 thousand tons, up 14.3% ditto, to Korea 767 thousand tons, also up 21.9% ditto, and to Taiwan 44 thousand tons, down 12.0% ditto. For the ASEAN countries, export to Thailand was 155 thousand tons, down 6.6% ditto, to Vietnam 168 thousand tons, up 1.8% ditto, and to Philippines 117 thousand tons, largely up 72.1% ditto.
Export to the EU was 223 thousand tons, down 9.7% ditto which decreased for 6 months in a row, and dropped to less than half of that in July last year (558 thousand tons). That to the USA was 92 thousand tons, down 17.1% ditto, to Central and South America 351 thousand tons, also down 17.0% ditto, and to Africa 218 thousand tons, also down 26.9% ditto. That to Oceania was 105 thousand tons, up 72.1% ditto which crossed the mark of 100 thousand tons for the first time in this past year.
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