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Demand Forecast about Special Steel in Jul-Sept 2017
= Up by 3% from year-earlier period =
On July 3, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry made clear its demand forecast about special steel for the period from July to September in 2017 in the lecture held by Special Steel Association.

According to this, the demand for special steel for the period from July to September is <> For domestic consumption: 1.0897 million tons, <> For export: 570,500 tons and <> Total: 1.6602 million tons. When compared with the anticipated result in the prior period (April - June), <> For domestic consumption: up by 0.6%, <> For export: up by 0.1% and <> Total: up by 0.4%.

On the one hand, when compared with the year-earlier period, <> For domestic consumption: up by 2.6%, <> For export: up by 3.8% and <> Total : up by 3.0%. The demand in the year-earlier period was down due to the earthquake in Kumamoto.

Demand forecast by steel type is as shown in the table below.
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