• NBS: China Jan-Oct steel output in on-year dip, down 0.7%

    Over January-October, China’s crude steel output headed south from a 2% on-year rise until September, down 0.7% on year to 877.05 million tonnes, and that for October slumped on year for the fourth consecutive month since July, down 23.3% amid the series of ongoing curtailments on iron and ...
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  • China’s lead prices drop on negative sentiment

    Domestic lead prices across China declined for the second week over November 3-10, as falling prices of lead futures on the Shanghai Futures Exchange (SHFE) and anticipation of a supply recovery added to negative sentiment in the market, according to market sources. As of November 10, the nationa...
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  • China’s Oct finished steel exports hit year’s low

    China exported 4.5 million tonnes of finished steel products in October, down by another 423,000 tonnes or 8.6% on month and making for the lowest monthly total so far this year, according to the latest release by the country’s General Administration of Customs (GACC) on November 7. By Octo...
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