Stainless steel production increases by 16.9% 43.0 million tons in the first nine months of 2021

Published 13 December 2021

Brussels, 13 December 2021 - The International Stainless Steel Forum (ISSF) has released figures for the first nine months of 2021 showing that stainless steel melt shop production increased by 16.9% year–on–year to 43.0 million metric tons.

Stainless steel melt shop steel production [000 metric tons]

Region

 

Quarter

9 months

+/- %

1/2021

2/2021

3/2021

2020

2021

y-o-y

Europe

1,909

1,919

1,586

4,590

5,413

17.9%

USA

624

654

552

1,575

1,830

16.1%

China

8,198

8,045

7,588

21,904

23,831

8.8%

Asia w/o China and S. Korea

1,880

1,845

2,044

4,593

5,769

25.6%

Others

1,901

2,052

2,184

4,092

6,137

50.0%

Total

14,512

14,514

13,954

36,754

42,980

16.9%

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

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