STAINLESS STEEL PRODUCTION REACHED 22.1 MILLION METRIC TONS IN THE FIRST HALF YEAR OF 2016

Brussels 07 October 2016 – The International Stainless Steel Forum (ISSF) has released figures for the first half year of 2016 showing that stainless steel melt shop production increased by 4.1% year–on–year to 22.1 million metric tons. Production increased in Asia without China and in China.

Stainless and heat-resisting melt shop steel production [000 metric tons]

Region

Quarter

+/- %

1. Half Year

+/- %

 

1/2016

2/2016

q-o-q

2015

2016

y-o-y

Western Europe/Africa

1,955

2,052

5.0%

4,065

4,007

-1.4%

Central/Eastern Europe

65

61

-5.4%

133

126

-5.2%

The Americas

642

722

12.4%

1,453

1,363

-6.2%

Asia (w/o China)

2,395

2,447

2.2%

4,684

4,842

3.4%

China

5,203

6,526

25.4%

10,867

11,729

7.9%

Total

10,260

11,807

15.1%

21,202

22,067

4.1%

Source: International Stainless Steel Forum (ISSF)

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Published: 07/10/2016
Last modified: 07/10/2016

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