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Import of Stainless Steel Scrap in December 2015
According to the import statistics prepared by the Ministry of Finance, the import volume of stainless steel scrap in December 2015 was 7,247 tons, down by 17.3% from the prior month. The import by country is as shown in Table 1 and the same by discharge port in Table 2 respectively.

The monthly average import unit price was JPY145,801 per ton, up by 1.6% from the prior month. This was because LME nickel price (Average price in December) was up by 6.2% from the prior month and the scraps with a high nickel content and a high unit price were imported from South Korea and USA following the prior month.

For a reference, the entire import volume in the full year 2015 (January - December) was 89,951 tons, grossly down by 27.5% from 124,076 tons in the prior year. The breakdown by discharge port throughout the year is as shown in Table 3.
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