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Joy Global CEO cites 'significant destocking of commodities in key markets'

On the Q1 earnings conference call , Mike Sutherlin, President and CEO of Joy Global noted a significant destocking of commodities in key markets. The resurgence of steel production in China dropped iron ore inventories from over a 90 million-ton run rate to just 74 million tons by year-end while imports reached record levels and metallurgical coal inventories at the mills dropped from 31 to just 19 days over the same period.