STAINLESS STEEL PRODUCTION REACHED 10.3 MILLION METRIC TONS IN THE FIRST THREE MONTHS OF 2016

Brussels 08 August 2016 – The International Stainless Steel Forum (ISSF) has released figures for the first three months of 2016 showing that stainless steel melt shop production increased by 0.4% year–on–year to 10.3 million metric tons. Production increased in Central and Eastern Europe, Asia without China and in China.

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

Region

Quarter

+/- %

+/- %

 

1/2015

4/2015

1/2016

q-o-q

y-o-y

Western Europe/Africa

2,007

1,780

1,955

9.8%

-2.6%

Central/Eastern Europe

64

61

65

5.5%

0.7%

The Americas

768

601

642

6.7%

-16.4%

Asia (w/o China)

2,366

2,385

2,395

0.4%

1.2%

China

5,015

5,324

5,203

-2.3%

3.8%

Total

10,220

10,152

10,260

1.1%

0.4%

Source: International Stainless Steel Forum (ISSF)

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Published: 08/08/2016
Last modified: 08/08/2016

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