The International Stainless Steel Forum (ISSF) is a non-profit research organisation, which serves as the world forum on various aspects of the international stainless steel industry. ISSF was founded in 1996.
Monterrey, Mexico, 17 October 2019 – The International Stainless Steel Forum (ISSF) has released stainless steel consumption figures for all products (cold rolled flat, hot rolled flat and long products). Year-on-year changes are forecast at +2.4% for 2019 and at +4.4% for 2020.
As we approach the dawn of a new decade, I would like to extend my warm wishes to all ISSF members and visitors as I now take up the reins as Secretary-General of the association. My predecessor, John Rowe has steered the ISSF over the last seven years with both enthusiasm and professional diligence which provides an excellent platform from which to further develop the primary aims of the ISSF.
Stainless steel melt shop production increased by 1.9% year–on–year for the first half year of 2019 to 26.1 million metric tons