STAINLESS STEEL PRODUCTION REACHED 31.3 MILLION METRIC TONS IN THE FIRST NINE MONTHS OF 2015

Brussels 21 December 2015 – The International Stainless Steel Forum (ISSF) has released figures for the first nine months of 2015 totaling 31.3 million metric tons stainless steel melt shop production, a decrease of 0.5% year–on–year. Production increased in the Americas and in China.

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

Region

Quarter

+/- %

9 Months

+/- %

 

1/2015

2/2015

3/2015

q-o-q

2014

2015

y-o-y

Western Europe/Africa

2,007

2,058

1,669

-18.9%

5,963

5,734

-3.8%

Central/Eastern Europe

64

69

65

-5.3%

213

198

-7.1%

The Americas

768

685

693

1.1%

2,097

2,146

2.3%

Asia (w/o China)

2,366r

2,318

2,385

2.9%

7,132

7,069

-0.9%

China

5,014

5,745

5,371

-6.5%

16,022

16,130

0.7%

Total

10,219r

10,875

10,183

-6.4%

31,426

31,277

-0.5%

r: revised

Source: International Stainless Steel Forum (ISSF)

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Published: 21/12/2015
Last modified: 21/12/2015

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