Refractory main downstream industry operation characteristics in 2017
1. Continuous growth in output
In 2017, except cement output has a slight drop, other main downstream industries’ output has increased. The production of crude steel, flat glass and nonferrous metals increased by 5.67%, 3.5% and 3.0% respectively. In particular, the increase in crude steel production is greater, increased by 4.47 percentage points over the same period of last year.
2. Product prices continued to rise
The prices of main downstream industry products continued to rise in 2017.
3. The operation quality increased
In 2017, the main downstream industries achieved significant results in terms of capacity reduction, total control, strict self-discipline, and cost reduction. The quality of their operations improved significantly.