Greeting from Chairman
@To everyone who views our Association website, I would like to thank you
for your continued good health.
@We would like to express our gratitude to you for your continued understanding and cooperation in union activities from day to day.
@Well, as you all know, it is said that the Japanese economy is gradually recovering gradually.
@Although there are some waves by type of industry, it seems to be generally steady.
On the demand side, there seems to be an improvement in the income environment, and there seems to be a move for picking up, and external demand also.
@It seems to be on an increasing trend during the recovery of the world economy. On the other hand, the employment environment is entering a more severe situation. In Sanjo city the effective job offering ratio also exceeded 2, which seems to be getting worse.
@Even with our industry, with reference to reforms of how the country works, such as facility investment for productivity improvement.
@It seems to have come to such a time that we have to seriously consider efforts.
@However, it is true that there are limitations in our region as it is.From now on, even with the Sanjo Shotetsu Association, I would like to work hard to improve by carrying out study sessions on the theme of securing labor in the project.
@By the way, looking at the related index of the Federation in the steel industry, both the construction and manufacturing divisions generally exceeded the previous year. In the Construction Division, we are continuing to increase continuously this year mainly in factories, and it is also high in annualized conversion. Regarding the manufacturing industry, demand for automobiles, construction machinery, industrial machinery and external demand is also strong, and it continues to increase continuously.
@In such circumstances, there is no change in tight supply and demand of steel materials, but some improvement seems to be seen in crude steel production. Regarding the overseas steel market, the world crude steel production amount at the beginning of the year was about 148 million tons, which has increased for 24 consecutive months, of which 77 million tons, which is the record high for 26 consecutive months . For the future prospects, IMF and others are expected to remain strong for the foreseeable future.
@However, on the other hand, we can not abandon trade problems represented by the US iron and steel import restrictions, tight monetary tightening in Europe and the United States, geopolitical risks in the Korean Peninsula, the Middle East area, we still need to watch closely.
@In addition, the view that the soaring price of steel materials that started from the second half of the year before last year will continue for a while still strongly, even with Sanjo Shotetsu Association, I would like to take on the role as coordinator of local manufacturing companies and steelmakers I think. As a association project this fiscal year, we hold a global economic lecture on 17th July, and we plan a seminar on the theme of securing the labor force around October. We would be pleased if all of our members would like to continue participating in various projects and trying to provide information to local companies.
@Finally, I wish you a prosperous prosperity and the health of all the members, I would like to say a few words.
Sanjo Steel Association
ZIP Code: 955-8603
Address: Sanjo Shotetsu Kumiai, Sanjo Chamber of Commerce and Industry, 1-20 Sugoro, Sanjo City, Niigata Prefecture
The person in charge: Ryosuke Suto