Stainless steel production decreases by 9.4% to 23.7 million tons in the first half year of 2020

Published 29 September 2020

Brussels 29 September 2020The International Stainless Steel Forum (ISSF) has released figures for the first half year of 2020 showing that stainless steel melt shop production decreased by 9.4% year–on–year to 23.7 million metric tons.

Stainless steel melt shop production [000 metric tons]

Region

 

Quarter

1. Half Year

+/- %

1/2020

2/2020

2019

2020

y-o-y

Europe

1,790

1,341

3,742

3,131

-16.3%

USA

627

450

1,350

1,077

-20.3%

China

6,080

7,881

14,354

13,961

-2.7%

Asia w/o China and S. Korea

1,886

1,080

3,899

2,966

-23.9%

Others

1,323

1,215

2,770

2,538

-8.4%

Total

11,705

11,968

26,115

23,673

-9.4%

Others: Brazil, Russia, S. Africa, S. Korea, Indonesia

r: revised
Source: International Stainless Steel Forum (ISSF)

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