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I'm not understanding how China will be affected at all by US production of steel. How does increasing production here for our own purposes cut into China's market share?

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I'm not understanding how China will be affected at all by US production of steel. How does increasing production here for our own purposes cut into China's market share?

Who says it's for our own purposes? When our steel industry's production skyrockets, that steels (get it?) market consumers from other producers who could have potentially sold their steel to those consumers. Like if we have a lot of steel we can offer it at cheaper prices than others, making it harder for others to sell without lowering their own prices accordingly. It's the same economic relationship that most other global products have.

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pretty much right now china is like massively producing steel due not to market forces but rather due to the government because china is a command economy and controls the chinese steel industry... so they are on pace to set a bunch of records in production in steel... unfortunately, demand has been either constant or actually been going down so when the us even starts doing a little more steel production and selling the stuff... they will take china's slice of the pie directly because most other countries haven't been producing high amounts.

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The  American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 states that all Transportation infrastructure projects like roads, bridges, highways, ect, that require steel must import their steel from domestic actors. This means the plan increasing steel for their projects will crowd out Chinese Steel which is key to stop their internal links or whatever. Also the Buy American Act states that all American Transportation infrastructure projects have to get their supplies from domestic actors. This would crowd out Chinese steel. 

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has anyone found good UQ updates for this DA? It seems like China's steel industry actually did collapse last year (nuclear war should be coming)

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