Stainless steel production increases by 24.9% to 29.0 million tons in the first half year of 2021

Published 07 October 2021

Brussels 07 October 2021The International Stainless Steel Forum (ISSF) has released figures for the first half year of 2021 showing that stainless steel melt shop production increased by 24.9% year–on–year to 29.0 million metric tons.

Stainless steel melt shop production [000 metric tons]

Region

 

Quarter

1. Half Year

+/- %

1/2021

2/2021

2020

2021

y-o-y

Europe

1,909

1,919

3,182

3,827

20.3%

USA

624

654

1,077

1,277

18.7%

China

8,198

8,045

13,444

16,243

20.8%

Asia w/o China and S. Korea

1,880

1,845

2,966

3,725

25.6%

Others

1,901

2,052

2,573

3,953

53.7%

Total

14,512

14,514

23,241

29,026

24.9%

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

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