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Japanese steel mills to ink SBQ plate deals witk Korean shipyards

Negotiations on steel plates for shipbuilding for Korea by the Japanese mills are expected to be settled within this month for shipments of this quarter. There is a possibility for negotiations to be in the homestretch next week. Contracts of ...

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Japanese steel mills turn to moly oxide as spread to ferromoly remains wide

Some Japanese steelmakers are switching to molybdenum oxide from ferromolybdenum due to the wide price spread between the two products, market sources said March 5. One Japanese steelmaker has decided to halve its consumption of ferromoly by switching to moly ...

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Japanese steel export in 2014 dips by 3.2% YoY

The Ministry of Finance of Japan released on 26th Japan’s import and export of steel products (preliminary) in the calendar year of 2014. According to this, its export quantity of steel products (on all steel basis) in 2014 was 41,703 ...

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Japanese steel mills eying higher price for tin plates in next quarter

The Japanese mills’ prelude to negotiations on steel tin plates for Southeast Asia has been commenced for shipments of the next quarter.  The Japanese mills have not offered the concrete range of an increase in prices yet but they have ...

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Japanese steel mills to revise GO sheet prices from H1 FY 2015

The Japanese blast furnace mills seem to confirm their resolve to revise domestic prices of grain-oriented (GO) electrical steel sheets to high grades from the H1 of the fiscal year of 2015. Domestic prices of GO sheets have continued to ...

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Japanese steel demand expected to see slight rise in Q1 2015

According to the Japanese Ministry of Trade (METI), Japanese demand for crude steel in the first quarter of the coming year is expected to total 27.3 million mt, falling two percent from the estimated output for the fourth quarter, with ...

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Japanese upset over cut in steel quota into Thailand

The Thailand government has rejected Japan’s request to increase its quota for tariff free steel imports and risked angering Tokyo by cutting its quota by half. Japanese steel importers had requested the government increase its 2015 quota for duty free ...

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Japan upset over cut in steel quota

The government has rejected Japan’s request to increase its quota for tariff-free steel imports — and risked angering Tokyo by cutting its quota by half.  Japanese steel importers had requested the government increase its 2015 quota for duty-free imports of three ...

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Two Japanese steel titans plans to expand in Indonesia

These two Japan based steel titans are investing a total sum of 450 million dollars for the establishment of peculiar steel factories. NSSMC is planning to join with Krakatau Steels, Indonesia’s largest steelmaker, to produce automotive flat steel in Indonesia, ...

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Japanese steel mills aim at leveling off of BF WR prices for Asia

Export negotiations on blast furnace steel wire rods for Asia have been commenced for shipments of the next quarter (January to March). The Japanese mills seem to aim at levelling off of prices from those for this quarter shipments and ...

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