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Revising China's hot metal production

Revising China's hot metal production

Report summary

In this insight, we explain why we believe production numbers published by NBS are underreported for recent years, and why we have revised them in order to more accurately reflect Chinese iron ore demand and domestic supply which is higher after the revision. 

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  • Executive summary
  • Background
    • Higher reliance on integrated route and lower scrap usage
    • Energy-saving campaign was the main reason for production under-reporting
  • Methodology and outcome
    • Table 4: Calculation of hot metal production
  • Impact on iron ore

In this report there are 4 tables or charts, including:

  • Executive summary
  • Background
    • Chart 1: Steel production by process (BOF vs. EAF)
    • Chart 2: Scrap rates in BOF and EAF
    • Chart 3: Hot metal: crude steel production ratio
  • Methodology and outcome
    • Revising China's hot metal production: Table 1
  • Impact on iron ore
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