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Special Steel Demand Forecast in Apr-Jun 2019
= Down by 3.6% from year-earlier period =
On April 9, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry made clear its demand forecast about special steel products in the period from April to June in 2019 in the lecture made in the Special Steel Association of JAPAN.

According to this, the demand (based on respective monthly average) for special steel products in the period from April to June is <> For domestic consumption: 1.1923 million tons, <> For export: 509,000 tons and <> Total: 1.7013 million tons. Comparison with the result expected in the prior period (January to March) is <> Domestic consumption: up by 0.3%, <> Export: up by 1.6% and <> Total: up by 0.7%.

On the one hand, comparison with the year-earlier period is <> Domestic consumption: down by 2.4%, <> Export: down by 6.5% and <> Total: down by 3.6%, which is because the levels in the period from January to March last year and the period from April to June last year were very high, and the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry sees the level in the period from April to June this year will continue to be strong.

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