Chinese steel companies exported 55.73Mt of rolled steel products in 2012, an increase of 13.7% from 2011, roughly the same as the year-on-year growth between 2010 and 2011.

The value of exports in 2012, however, remained similar to that in 2011 despite the growth in volume, which is attributable to slashes in steel prices on major markets across the world.

Source: China Metals e-mail