Tag: Japan

Japanese scraps rises

The price in Japan for nickel alloyed stainless steel scraps (new clippings) rose to JPY 125,000 per ton, delivered to mills' yard, from JPY 120,000 per ton, the latest price quoted by the mills for December deliveries.

China declares tariffs on stainless steel from EU

newsitemChina’s Ministry of Commerce will be imposing tariffs for anti-dumping on imports of certain stainless steel tubes from Japan and the European Union (EU).

US ITC vote on stainless steel imports

The US International Trade Commission has voted to extend the tariffs on stainless steel sheet and strip imports from Japan, Korea and Taiwan for another 5 years, but voted against continuing tariffs on the same product imports

Molybdenum use reaches new heights

According to new full-year figures from the International Molybdenum Association, the global use of molybdenum has rocketed to a new high of 474 million lbs, exceeding the peak use of 470 million lbs in 2007. China had the greatest demand for molybdenum in 2010;

Sumitomo reveals estimated loss

Sumitomo Metal Industries, Ltd. (Sumitomo Metals) has revealed its estimate of the loss caused by the earthquake that hit eastern Japan on 11 March 2011. The impact on ordinary income was mainly caused by a decrease in sales as a result of production disruption in Kashima Steelworks. Sumitomo Metals’ consolidated ordinary income is estimated to be reduced by JPY 2 billion for the fiscal year ended 2011 March 31.

Sumitomo to donate to earthquake relief efforts

Sumitomo Metals Group will donate JPY 200 million to aid relief and recovery efforts in the aftermath of the earthquake that hit the Tohoku District Pacific Offshore region of Japan on 11 March 2011.

Kobe Steel to open headquarters in China

Kobe Steel’s Chinese headquarters will open on 1 April 2011. Kobelco (China) Holding Co., Ltd., as the company will be called, is the first headquarters established in China by a Japanese steelmaker. Based in Luwan, Shanghai, the wholly-owned subsidiary of Kobe Steel is capitalized at USD 50.14 million.

Kashima Steelworks damaged in Japan quake

The Sumitomo Metals Group’s steelworks and manufacturing facilities are all operating normally with the exception of Kashima Steelworks, where the entire production lines have been suspended.

To Japan

The KCI Publishing family wishes to express our condolences and extend our support to all of our friends, colleagues and customers in Japan.

BEHIND THE NEWS: the prize for clarity goes to…

There’s a textbook example of clarity to be found on the cover of the August issue of Stainless Steel World.