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Survey Results Signal Deep Impact of Coronavirus on Steel Mills in China

Steel News - Published on Tue, 18 Feb 2020

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Caixin Global reported that nearly 70% of China’s steel making capacity remained idle as factories have yet to resume production from an extended Lunar New Year holiday because of the deadly coronavirus epidemic. A survey by Mysteel of 3,768 steel companies in China found that as of Sunday only 33% resumed production. Meanwhile, more than 70% of companies recorded declines in orders as the epidemic disrupted business across the country.

MySteel said “Steel companies are facing difficulties including logistics disruption, order declines and inadequate numbers of workers to resume normal operation. But as more factories reopen, companies will face new challenges to prevent the virus from spreading in their facilities.”

Data from the China Iron and Steel Association showed that China’s average daily raw steel production in the first 10 days of February declined 4.11% from a month ago. Meanwhile, steel inventory rose nearly 42% to 18.5 million tonnes.

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Posted By : Nishith Sharma on Tue, 18 Feb 2020
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