NSSMC sees record output at Nagoya, Oita plants

Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metals Corp (NSSMC) saw its crude steel output at its Nagoya and Oita works both hit record levels in the fiscal year ended March 31.

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Its Nagoya works in central Japan produced 6.74 million tonnes of crude steel during the period, beating the previous record of 6.57 million tonnes in the fiscal year 2010.

At Oita in the country’s south-west, Japan’s largest steelmaker saw crude steel production top the 10-million-tonne mark for the first time ever. It produced 10.25 million tonnes, beating the previous record of 9.81 million tonnes in the 2012 financial year.

Its hot rolled output also reached a new record of 6.70 million tonnes, against the 6.57 million tonnes posted in the preceding year.

Shipments rose to 6.74 million tonnes to beat the fiscal year 2010 record of 6.57 million tonnes.