Stainless steel production reaches 20 9 million metric tons in the First Half Year of 2014

Brussels 18 September 2014 – The International Stainless Steel Forum (ISSF) has released figures for HY1 2014 showing that stainless steel melt shop production increased by 10.6% year–on–year to 20.9 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]

RegionQuarter+/- %1. Half Year+/- %
 1/20142/2014q-o-q20132014y-o-y
Western Europe/Africa 2,161 2,111 -2.3% 4,108 4,273 4.0%
Central/Eastern Europe 71 72 0.8% 151r 143 -5.4%
The Americas 670 717 7.0% 1,195 1,386 16.0%
Asia (w/o China) 2,234 2,216 -0.8% 4,319 4,450 3.0%
China 5,084 5,603 10.2% 9,159 10,687 16.7%
Total 10,220 10,718 4.9% 18,932r 20,938 10.6%

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Source: International Stainless Steel Forum (ISSF)
 

More statistics on stainless steel can be found on http://worldstainless.org/statistics

Published 18/09/2014 11:29:50 Last Modified 18/09/2014 11:31:54

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