Chinas exports of stainless steel flat products rose last
month as shipments to Taiwan spiked ahead of the implementation
of a provisional anti-dumping duty on Chinese cold-rolled
stainless flat products.
China shipped 179,751
tonnes of stainless flat products, up 6.3 percent from 169,026
tonnes in June, according to figures released Aug. 21 by the
countrys customs administration.
received the warning from Taiwan in May, so its
reasonable that they would increase their deliveries there
before the anti-dumping duty came into effect," an exporter in
north China said.
government said it would impose temporary anti-dumping duties
on imports of 300-series stainless steel from China and South
Korea starting Aug. 15.
Chinese exports to
South Korea also increased in July, climbing 10.6 percent from
the previous month to 27,908 tonnes. "The exports in July were
mostly booked in May," an exporter in east China said. "Our
price at that time was competitive."
Chinas stainless steel exports totaled 1.2 million
tonnes in the first seven months of this year, up 42 percent
from 843,269 tonnes a year earlier.
A version of this article was first published by AMM sister
publication Steel First.