Stainless steel production increases by 24.7% to 14.5 million tons in the first 3 months of 2021

Published 08 June 2021

Brussels 08 June 2021The International Stainless Steel Forum (ISSF) has released figures for the first three months of 2021 showing that stainless steel melt shop production increased by 24.7% year–on–year to 14.5 million metric tons.

Stainless steel melt shop steel production [000 metric tons]

Region Quarter +/- % +/- %
  1/2020 4/2020 1/2021 q-o-q y-o-y
Europe 1,812 1,719 1,909 11.0% 5.3%
USA 627 568 624 9.7% -0.4%
China 5,989 8,236 8,198 -0.5% 36.9%
Asia w/o China and S. Korea 1,886 1,837 1,880 2.4% -0.3%
Others 1,322 1,765 1,901 7.7% 43.8%
Total 11,636 14,125 14,512 2.7% 24.7%

Others: Brazil, Russia, S. Africa, S. Korea, Indonesia
Source: International Stainless Steel Forum

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