STAINLESS STEEL PRODUCTION TURNS OUT AT 21.1 MILLION METRIC TONS IN THE FIRST HALF YEAR OF 2015

Brussels 20 October 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: 20/10/2015
Last modified: 20/10/2015

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