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Japan's June Small Bar Production: 771,300 Tons
Japan's nationwide production of small bars totaled 771,300 tons (a preliminary figure) in June 2015, down 4.5% from the same month of a year ago, indicating a year-on-year decrease for 10 consecutive months, when it increased by 2.4% from a definite 753,200 tons (a revised figure) of the total May production, according to announced data from the Japan Iron & Steel Federation.

As a result, nationwide production of small bars totaled 4,362,900 tons (a preliminary figure) in January-June 2015, down 5.3% from the same period of 2014, when the cumulative production averaged 730,000 tpm, translating into an annualized 8,730,000 tons. Besides, nationwide production of small bars totaled 2,255,800 tons in April-June 2015 or the first quarter of fiscal 2015 (April 2015-March 2016), down 4.4% from the corresponding quarter of fiscal 2014, when the cumulative production averaged 750,000 tpm, translating into an annualized 9,020,000 tons.
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