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Steel Association: 2016 Steel Apparent Consumption Preliminary Estimates About 683 Million Tonnes
Oct 31, 2016

Steel Association publishing market analysis, 2016, China's steel market to cautious optimism, national steel apparent consumption, or roughly flat with last year, and even rose slightly, preliminary forecasts 683 million tons. Other main index forecast for: production crude steel 788 million tons, compared reduced 2%; production steel 770 million tons (buckle heavy material), compared reduced 2%; imports steel 12 million tons, compared reduced 6.1%; export steel 100 million tons around, compared reduced 11.01%; steel indirect export 200 million tons around; production iron ore 1.3 billion tons around, compared reduced 6%; imports iron ore 900 million tons around, compared reduced 5% around.