The monthly output was only about 10,000 tons, and the production slowed down significantly. It was not until December that it basically returned to normal levels. Although the output of steel mills in the fourth quarter was not large, in the context of the slowdown of domestic economic growth and the large-scale 'money shortage' in the market, both distributors and users were unwilling to stock up, and markets across the country competed to sell at low prices. , Reducing inventory and returning funds have become everyone's first choice.
Because of the difficulty in product sales, the downstream can only reduce the purchase of raw materials, and the middlemen are unwilling to stock up. In the end, the inventory can only be accumulated in the steel plant, forcing the steel plant to reduce production and overhaul or simply switch to general steel to solve the increase in inventory.
The problem of difficult product sales. However, after entering December, favorable factors at the economic level have increased, monetary policy has also been loosened again, and market operations have gradually returned to the usual calm. However, due to the joint action of the terminal enterprises, intermediaries, and steel mills in the early stage, China SKF Bearings Manufacturers
the inventory in various places has been reduced to a low level, and some resources have even been in short supply, especially the small-sized resources below 40mm, which are out of stock and shortages.
Goods has become the most frequently mentioned term in the market. At this time, steel mills once again occupy a favorable low position. In response to the requirements of agents and downstream enterprises to increase orders, many steel mills have been tough and will not issue any excess quantities. The author believes that this is a deliberate tightening of supply by steel mills in preparation for price increases after the year.
Taken together, throughout the fourth quarter, steel mill policies have experienced two stages of downward adjustment and stabilization. By the end of the year, affected by the loosening of monetary policy and the stabilization of demand and other favorable factors, the steel mill policy has stabilized.