In October this year, China’s rebar production totaled 23.781 million mt, up 6.5 percent year on year, 3.4 percentage points slower than the increase recorded in September, according to China’s National Bureau of Statistics (NBS).
Wire rod production amounted to 15.16 million mt in October, up 14.4 percent year on year, 2.9 percentage points faster than the increase seen in September. The output volume was up 0.5 percent from September.
Local rebar prices in China rose by 3.2 percent in October amid rising rebar futures prices, good demand and prevailing bullish sentiments among market players.
In the January-October period this year, China’s rebar and wire rod outputs amounted to 219.043 million mt and 136.922 million mt, up 4.7 percent and 5.3 percent year on year, respectively.