STAINLESS STEEL PRODUCTION REACHES 41.7 MILLION METRIC TONS IN 2014

Brussels 28 April 2015 – The International Stainless Steel Forum (ISSF) has released figures for the full year 2014 showing that stainless steel melt shop production increased by 8.3% year–on–year to 41.7 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 Year +/- %
  1/2014 2/2014 3/2014 4/2014 2014 y-o-y

Western Europe/Africa

2,164

2,116

1,682

1,608

7,570

1.0%

Central/Eastern Europe

71

72

70

64

277

-6.3%

The Americas

670

717

711

716

2,813

14.6%

Asia (w/o China)

2,371*

2,387*

2,374*

2,202*

9,333*

0.6%

China

5,084

5,603

5,336

5,670

21,692

14.3%

Total

10,359*

10,894*

10,173*

10,259*

41,686*

8.3%

Region Quarter Year +/- %
  1/2013 2/2013 3/2013 4/2013 2013 y-o-y

Western Europe/Africa

2,157

1,951

1,576

1,813

7,496

-4.3%

Central/Eastern Europe

67

84

64

80

296

-17.7%

The Americas

598

596

629

630

2,454

3.6%

Asia (w/o China)

2,298*

2,253*

2,284*

2,441*

9,276*

0.0%

China

4,575

4,584

5,016

4,809

18,984

18.0%

Total

9,696*

9,468*

9,569*

9,773*

38,506*

7.2%

Region Quarter Year
  1/2012 2/2012 3/2012 4/2012 2012

Western Europe/Africa

2,211

2,065

1,756

1,798

7,829

Central/Eastern Europe

87

98

90

85

359

The Americas

607

613

603

545

2,368

Asia (w/o China)

2,405*

2,335*

2,234*

2,300*

9,274*

China

3,790

4,006

4,015

4,275

16,087

Total

9,101*

9,116*

8,698*

9,002*

35,917*

*Please take note that there has been a revision of the figures for Asia excluding China because of a recalculation of the years 2012, 2013 and 2014 which has been submitted by one of our members.

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Published: 28/04/2015
Last modified: 28/04/2015

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