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การส่งมอบเรือของจีนม.ค.-ส.ค.ลดลง7%จากความต้องการต่างประเทศเบาบาง Chinese shipbuilders delivered 24.10 million deadweight ton of new ships during January-August, down 7.1% year on year, as the industry continues to struggle with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. New vessel orders of 15.01 million dwt over the first eight months slipped 4.5% on the year, according to China Association of National Shipbuilding Industry, or CANSI, data released Sept.18. As exports accounted for around 92% of the ships that China produces, weaker demand in global markets has hit the sector hard this year. The total order backlog held by Chinese yards at the end of August reached 72.57 million dwt, down 8.2% year on year, the CANSI data showed. Over January-August, Chinese ship deliveries, new orders and order backlog in deadweight tons accounted for 39.6%, 63.1% and 47.8%, respectively, of global market share. Steel is the main raw material for shipbuilding and offshore engineering structures, accounting for 20%-30% of the ship hull and offshore engineering construction costs. Shipbuilding performance has close correlation with ship plate prices. S&P Global Platts assessed Q235 14-20 mm plate in Shanghai's domestic spot market at an average of Yuan 3,890/mt ($576/mt) over Sept. 1-18, up 1.6% from a month earlier. Plate inventories totaled 0.89 million mt in 20 major cities in early September, up 2.3% from late August, but down 36% from the peak in late February, according to the China Iron & Steel Association.