In 2017, the national crude steel output was 831.73 million tons, an increase of 5.7% over the previous year, an increase of 4.5 percentage points over the previous year; the steel output was 1.0481 million tons, an increase of 0.8%, down 1.5 percentage points. Coke production 431430000 tons, down 3.3%, an increase of 0.6% the previous year. Ferroalloy output 32.89 million tons, an increase of 0.5%, down 2.8% the previous year. Steel exports 75.43 million tons, down 30.5%; import 13.3 million tons, an increase of 0.6%. Iron ore imports 1,074.74 million tons, an increase of 5%. Coke exports 8.09 million tons, down 20%.
Steel prices continue to rise. In December, the average domestic steel price index was 124.05 points, up 7.44 points from the previous month and up 24.58 points from a year earlier. Average price of 6.5mm high wire, 20mm medium plate and 1.0mm cold rolled coil were 4613 yuan / ton, 4341 yuan / ton and 5023 yuan / ton respectively, up 401 yuan / ton from the previous month and 168 yuan / ton and 216 yuan / Ton, up 34.7%, 19.6% and 6.2% from the same period of last year.