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Iron & steel industry organization
The Japan Iron & Steel Federation (JISF)
The organization is composed of 61 iron and steel producers, 61 trading companies, and 6 trading associations. Statistics of iron and steel industry and analysis of the industry are provided in English on its website.
The third largest crude steel maker in the world. The company has made strategic alliances with the top-ranked steelmaker Arcelor and third largest Pohang Iron & Steel(POSCO) in South Korea.
http://www.nsc.co.jp/ (Click on English button)
Sumitomo Metal Industries
The steelmaker of the third largest in crude steel in domestic market. Its seamless pipes business is in the leading position in the world.
The company and its group firms operate steel, aluminum and copper, and machinery. Steel is the 4th largest in Japan.
Holding company, named JFE Holdings, were founded between Kawasaki Steel
and NKK. Crude steel production is the third largest in the world, and the 2nd largest in Japan. Engineering business is the top-ranked in steel industry.
The competent authorities
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
The ministry releases survey results, including preliminary report of iron and steel.
Ministry of Finance (Trade Statistics of Japan)
Search engine for data of import/export, including iron and steel.
Other organizations related to the industry
The Japan Iron and Steel Institute of Japan
It is the academic organization for researchers and engineers in iron and steel. Information of academic events or conference as well as journals can be obtained on the website.