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Japan's November Crude Steel Production: 9,175,000 Tons
Japan's crude steel production totaled 9,175,000 tons in November 2014, down 187,000 tons or 2.0% from a month ago, averaging 305,800 tons per day, up 1.3%, when it decreased by 1.1% from the same month of a year ago, indicating a year-on-year decrease for three consecutive months, according to the Japan Iron & Steel Federation.

In the breakdown by steelmaking furnace, LD converters accounted for 6,914,000 tons, down 3.1% from a month ago (down 2.6% from the same month of a year ago), while electric arc furnaces made up 2,261,000 tons, up 1.6% (up 3.9%).

Japan's production of blast furnace pig iron totaled 6,945,000 tons in November 2014, down 227,000 tons or 3.2 % from a month ago, when it increased by 1.4% from the same month of a year ago, indicating a year-on-year increase for four consecutive months.

The nation's manufacture of HR steel products totaled 8,007,000 tons in November 2014, down 424,000 tons or 5.0% from a month ago, when it decreased by 2.9% from the same month of a year ago, a year-on-year decrease for the first time in two months. Of the total, ordinary steel products accounted for 6,304,000 tons, down 324,000 tons or 4.9% from a month ago, while special steel products made up 1,703,000 tons, down 100,000 tons or 5.6%.

In January-November 2014, Japanese crude steel production totaled 101,667,000 tons, up 0.4% from the same period of 2013.
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