In August, the crude steel output of 66.94 million tons, fell 3.5% year on year, rising 1% over the same period of last year; Steel production growth of 0.4%, growth fell 2% year-on-year. For coke production fell by 6.6%, the same period last year growth of 1.4%. Ferroalloy production increased by 6.3%, year-on-year growth increased by 6.3%. Steel exports of 9.73 million tons, with flat last month; Import 1.02 million tons, 30000 tons less than last month. Coke exports of 640000 tons, 90000 tons less than last month.
1 – August, national crude steel output of 543.02 million tons, fell 2% year on year, rising 2.6% over the same period of last year; Steel output was 745.45 million tons, 1.5% growth, growth fell 3.9% year-on-year. Coke production 301.47 million tons, down 4.2% by expanded 4% year-on-year. Ferroalloy production 24.06 million tons, down 1.6%, rising 7.6% over the same period of last year. Steel exports of 71.87 million tons, up 26.5%; Import 8.72 million tons, down 9.6%. 612.96 million tons of iron ore imports, down 0.2%. Coke exports of 6.13 million tons, an increase of 21.7%.
Steel prices slightly rebounded. In August, the domestic steel market price index average of 64.31, 0.85 points higher than that of last month, fell by 26.86 points. Of 6.5 mm, the average 20 mm plate price respectively is 2401 yuan/ton and 2202 yuan/ton, respectively than last month rose 155 yuan/ton, and 55 yuan/ton, down 23.6% and 23.6%, compared to the 1.0 mm manufacture volume average price is 2741 yuan/ton, than the last month fell 120 yuan/ton, down 33.1% year-on-year.