Stainless Steel Production Turns Out at 21 1 Million Metric Tons in the First Half Year of 2015

The International Stainless Steel Forum (ISSF) has released figures for the first half year of 2015 showing that at 21.1 million metric tons stainless steel melt shop production decreased 0.7% year–on–year. Production increased in the Americas and in China.

Region

Quarter

+/- %

1. Half Year

+/- %

 

1/2015

2/2015

q-o-q

2014

2015

y-o-y

Western Europe/Africa

2,007

2,058

2.5%

4,280

4,065

-5.0%

Central/Eastern Europe

64

69

6.7%

143

133

-7.0%

The Americas

768

685

-10.8%

1,386

1,453

4.8%

Asia (w/o China)

2,366r

2,318

-2.0%

4,757

4,684

-1.5%

China

5,014

5,745

14.6%

10,687

10,759

0.7%

Total

10,219r

10,875

6.4%

21,253

21,094

-0.7%

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

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Published 22/10/2015 07:47:59 Last Modified 22/10/2015 07:49:13

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