STAINLESS STEEL PRODUCTION REACHES 30.9 MILLION METRIC TONS IN THE FIRST NINE MONTHS OF 2014

Brussels 19 December 2014 – The International Stainless Steel Forum (ISSF) has released figures for the first nine months of 2014 showing that stainless steel melt shop production increased by 8.9% year–on–year to 30.9 million metric tons (mmt). Production increased in all regions except for Central and Eastern Europe.

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

Region

Quarter

+/- %

9 Months

+/- %

 

1/2014

2/2014

3/2014

q-o-q

2013

2014

y-o-y

Western Europe/Africa

2,164

2,111

1,682

-20.3%

5,683

5,958

4.8%

Central/Eastern Europe

71

72

70

-2.3%

215

213

-1.0%

The Americas

670

717

711

-0.8%

1,824

2,097

15.0%

Asia (w/o China)

2,234

2,216

2,161

-2.5%

6,487

6,611

1.9%

China

5,084

5,603

5,336

-4.8%

14,176

16,022

13.0%

Total

10,223

10,718

9,960

-7.1%

28,385

30,900

8.9%

Source: International Stainless Steel Forum (ISSF)

Published: 19/12/2014
Last modified: 19/12/2014

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