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He said that given by the current situation, steel exports to Asia are not going to drop. With the Belt and Road Initiative, they are expected to increase.
The number of anti-dumping and anti-subsidy cases overseas was 38 in the first three quarters, compared to 37 in the whole year of 2015.
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This year has seen the steel market rebounding from across the board losses last year. The 373 CISA-member steel smelters, which account for around 80 percent of the country’s capacity, had 25.2 million yuan ($3.7 million) profits.
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