Japanese steel exports log monthly fall in Feb. but rise year on year

Apr 03, 2013 | 11:51 AM |

Tags  Japanese steel exports, Japanese steel imports, Japan Iron and Steel Federation, semifinished steel, galvanized sheet, hot-rolled coil, heavy plate, flat-rolled steel

TOKYO — Japanese steel exports fell in February from the previous month but were sharply higher than a year earlier as producers reaped the benefits of a weakening Japanese currency.

Steel exports totaled 3.63 million tonnes, down 0.7 percent from January but up 12.6 percent from February last year, according to the latest Japan Iron and Steel Federation data.....

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