Japanese iron, steel exports fall again

Dec 18, 2013 | 10:07 AM |

Tags  iron exports, steel exports, Japanese exports, Japan finance ministry, steel, iron ore

TOKYO — Japanese iron and steel exports retreated for a third consecutive month in November, with regional demand still sluggish, according to the latest figures from the country’s finance ministry.

Despite a weaker currency making Japanese steel more price competitive, exports declined 4.5 percent from year-ago levels to 3.36 million tonnes. However, volumes increased by 2.7 percent compared with October.....

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