Japan manufacturers’ steel orders up

Jun 11, 2013 | 11:47 AM |

Tags  Japan steel, manufacturing orders, automakers, steel, ship builders, Japan Iron and Steel Federation, Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal

TOKYO — Japanese steel demand is showing more signs of heading for recovery, with manufacturing sector orders rising in April.

While overall orders fell 3 percent from the previous month to 5.97 million tonnes, those from the manufacturing sector rose 1.7 percent to 1.59 million tonnes, according to the Japan Iron and Steel Federation.....

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