- Galvanized sheet market overview
In recent years, China’s galvanized sheet production increased year by year, while the import volume is also increasing year by year, deducting the production of repeat statistics, the consumption of galvanized sheet is about 5.27 million tons. After 1999, for the first time, the import volume of galvanized sheet exceeded the production volume, the self-sufficiency rate of domestic products was less than 50%, and there was a trend of decreasing year by year.
(1) Galvanized sheet consumption status
In recent years, the increase in the production of galvanized sheet in China is mainly due to the increase in the production of hot-dip galvanized sheet. From 1998 to 2002, the production of hot-dip galvanized sheet increased from 970,000 tons to 2.2 million tons; while the import volume increased more rapidly, From 3.70 million tons in 1998 to 1.56 million tons in 2002; apparent consumption increased from 1.32 million tons to 3.67 million tons. In 2002, the self-sufficiency rate of domestic products of hot-dip galvanized sheet was about 60%. In the same year, the domestic production and import volume of hot-dip galvanized sheet both increased compared with the previous year. In particular, the increase of import volume was mainly due to Demand for thin-gauge hot-dip galvanized sheets for color-coated panels has increased, resulting in a decline in the self-sufficiency rate of domestic products.
- Galvanized sheet import analysis
The increase of domestic consumption of galvanized steel mainly depends on the import. In recent years, the import volume of galvanized sheet has increased year by year, the imported varieties mainly are electro-galvanized sheet, but the proportion of electro-galvanized sheet imported has been decreasing year by year. Correspondingly, the import ratio of galvanized sheet has increased year by year.