China Exports One Japan of Steel in First Half; First Output Drop in 20 Years

Yes, China measures its steel exports in nations, exporting one whole Japan in the first half of 2015. Total production fell as well, for the first time in 20 years. Production was 410 million tons, a drop of 1.3% from 2014.

As for exports:
Data show that the first half of 2015, China exported 52.4 million tons of steel, up 27.8 percent, while World Steel Association on July 22 announced Japan's crude steel output in the first half was 52.6 million tons almost the same. In the first half China literally "exported a Japan."
iFeng: 中国粗钢产量20年来首降 上半年钢企出口了一个日本

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