China’s steel exports in August created a new high in nearly three years, in September suffered a dump, total exports fell sharply. EU and emerging economies export situation of uncertainty and accelerate the appreciation of the RMB is the main reason about China’s steel exports decline.
According to customs statistics, September China’s steel exports were 4.92 million tons, MOM fell 1.22 million tons in August, drop 4.47%; From January to September, China’s steel exports was 46.9 million tons, an increase of 14.6 percent. September, China imported 74.58 million tons of iron ore and concentrates, MOM in August increased 5.57 million tons, an increase of 14.72 percent, average import price was $ 126.18, MOM rise 7.34 U.S. dollars / ton.
External demand is still uncertain, September China negative growth in exports to the EU
With the gradual recovery of the global economy, September global manufacturing sentiment index rose to 51.8%, an increase of 0.2 percentage points and create a new 27-month high. But the euro-zone manufacturing sentiment index totally fell 0.3 percentage points to 51.1%, according to statistics, compared with the same period of last year September China total value of exports to the EU appeared 1% of negative growth, compared with August fell 3.1 percentage points. On a month-on-month basis, September China exports to the EU fell 8%. Situation is analogous that exported to other area in the world, September total trade of China’s exports in East Asia fell 2.8 percent, only Japan and Vietnam export value MOM appear rise, Japan’s growth of 16.7%, an increase of 7.8% in Vietnam.
Looked from international market’s major economies’ export performance, although the performance of the global manufacturing economy steadily recovering, Asian economies have also maintaining recovery situation, but the total value of imports from China did not improve.
Overall decline in international steel prices, China steel export prices fell slightly
With the Fed’s heating of Quantitative Easing, international markets all want to avoid risk, commodities collectively appeared price decline. Led by the capital market of price reduction, the international steel prices also totally reduce. Because China’s finished steel export prices fell slightly, reducing the low price export advantage of finished steel, which is relatively unfavorable on the latter exports.
Global crude steel production growth, create a new high in past two years
Statistics show that, September 2013 Global 64 major steel-producing countries and regions of crude steel production is132.5 million tons, year on year an increase of 6.1%,the growth rate is the highest level since November 2011, which show that global economy is significant improvement. However, this result directly result an oversupply of global steel market, therefore, China’s steel exports become more difficult.