The Japan Iron & Steel Federation aggregated lately China’s import quantity of steel flat products from main countries during January through September.
According to this, China’s import quantity of flat products during January through September was 8,951,000 tonnes, down 1,180,000 tonnes or 11.7% from the same period last year. By main country, import from the biggest Japan was 4,010,000 tonnes, down 890,000 tonnes or 18.2% ditto, which decreased by nearly 20%. That from Taiwan was 1,190,000 tonnes, also down 190,000 tonnes or 14.0% ditto, which largely dipped below that in the same period. While, that from Korea was 2,800,000 tonnes, slightly up 10,000 tonnes or 0.3% ditto.
That from Russian was 9,800 tonnes down 5,600 tonnes t/t or 36.1% ditto, and that from the EU was 533,000 tonnes, also down 6,000 tonnes or 10.8% ditto while that from the USA was 36,000 tonnes, up 6,400 tonnes or 21.6% ditto, from Brazil 9300 tonnes, up 7,500 tonnes or by 4.1 times ditto, and from Kazakhstan 171,000 tonnes, up 39,000 tonnes or 29.2% ditto.
Meantime, import quantity from the biggest 3 countries in September on a single month basis was 480,000 tonnes from Japan, down 60,000 tonnes or 11.8% from the same month last year, 120,000 tonnes from Taiwan, down 4,000 tonnes or 23.4% ditto, and 340,000 tonnes from Korea, also down 10,000 tonnes or 3.3% ditto.