SHANGHAI, Nov 7 (SMM) – SMM statistics showed that China’s steel port shipments by domestic trade totalled 7.99 million mt in the week of October 29-November 4, up 25% week-on-week. Among them, the combined shipments across six major ports in the north (Jingtang Port, Caofeidian Port, Bayuquan Port, Tianjin Xingang Port, Huanghua Port, Jinzhou Port) were 3.41 million mt, accounting for 43% of the total shipments. The combined shipments across three major ports in east China (Shanghai Port, Zhangjiagang Port and Lanbei Port) were 581,300 mt, accounting for 7% of the total shipments. The combined shipments across two major ports in south China (Zhanjianggang Port and Fangchenggang Port) were 524,700 mt, accounting for 7% of the total shipments.
Steel arrivals across Chinese ports by domestic trade were 7.87 million mt last week, up 1.76 million mt on a weekly basis. Among them, arrivals across the 13 major ports in east China were 3.43 million mt, accounting for 44% of the total arrivals. Arrivals at Guangzhou Port in south China were 401,900 mt, accounting for 5% of the total arrivals.
Steel shipments by ports outside China were 1.89 million mt last week, down 6% from a week ago. Shipments by Chinese ports for exports were 1.59 million mt, a decrease of 1% on a weekly basis.
Global shipments by product
Arrivals at China ports by product