Stainless steel production increases by 10.6% to 56.3 million tons in 2021

Published 14 March 2022

Brussels 14 March 2022The International Stainless Steel Forum (ISSF) has released figures for the full year 2021 showing that stainless steel melt shop production increased by 10.6% year–on–year to 56.3 million metric tons.

Stainless steel melt shop steel production [000 metric tons]

Region Quarter Total +/- %
1/2021 2/2021 3/2021 4/2021 2021 y-o-y
Europe 1,909 1,919 1,586 1,767 7,181 13.6%
USA 624 654 552 538 2,368 10.4%
China 8,198 8,044 7,184r 7,206 30,632 1.6%
Asia w/o China and S. Korea 1,880 1,845 2,044 2,023 7,792 21.2%
Others 1,901 2,052 2,184 2,179 8,316 42.0%
Total 14,512 14,513 13,550r 13,713 56,289 10.6%

 

Region Quarter Total
1/2020 2/2020 3/2020 4/2020 2020
Europe 1,812 1,370 1,421 1,719 6,323
USA 627 450 499 568 2,144
China 5,989 7,455 8,460 8,236 30,139
Asia w/o China and S. Korea 1,886 1,080 1,627 1,837 6,429
Others 1,322 1,250 1,520 1,765 5,857
Total 11,636 11,605 13,526 14,125 50,892

Others: Brazil, Russia, S. Africa, S. Korea, Indonesia
r: revised
Source: International Stainless Steel Forum (ISSF)

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