Stainless Steel Production Turns out at 10 4 Million Metric Tons in the First Three Months of 2015

The International Stainless Steel Forum (ISSF) has released figures for the first three months of 2015 showing that at 10.4 million metric tons (mmt) stainless steel melt shop production was at the same level year–on–year. Production increased in the Americas and in Asia without China.

Stainless and heat-resisting steel melt shop production [000 metric tons]

Region

Quarter

+/- %

+/- %

 

1/2014

4/2014

1/2015

q-o-q

y-o-y

Western Europe/Africa

2,164

1,608

2,007

24.8%

-7.3%

Central/Eastern Europe

71

64

64

0.8%

-9.6%

The Americas

670

716

768

7.2%

14.7%

Asia (w/o China)

2,371

2,202

2,513

14.2%

6.0%

China

5,084

5,670

5,014

-11.6%

-1.4%

Total

10,359

10,259

10,366

1.0%

0.1%

Source: International Stainless Steel Forum (ISSF)

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Published 28/08/2015 09:11:30 Last Modified 28/08/2015 09:13:06

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