Stainless steel production for 2015 was 41 5 million metric tons

The International Stainless Steel Forum (ISSF) has released figures for the full year 2015 showing that stainless steel melt shop production decreased by 0.3% year–on–year to 41.5 million metric tons.

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

RegionQuarterYear+/- %

 

1/2015

2/2015

3/2015

4/2015

2015

y-o-y

Western Europe/Africa 2,007 2,058 1,673r 1,780 7,518 -0.7%
Central/Eastern Europe 64 69 65 61 259 -6.3%
The Americas 768 685 693 601 2,747 -2.3%
Asia (w/o China) 2,366r 2,318r 2,392r 2,385 9,461 1.4%
China 5,015 5,852r 5,371 5,324 21,562 -0.6%
Total 10,220r 10,982r 10,195r 10,152 41,548 -0.3%

RegionQuarterYear+/- %
  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%

 

RegionQuarterYear
  1/2013 2/2013 3/2013 4/2013 2013
Western Europe/Africa 2,157 1,951 1,576 1,813 7,496
Central/Eastern Europe 67 84 64 80 296
The Americas 598 596 629 630 2,454
Asia (w/o China) 2,298 2,253 2,284 2,441 9,276
China 4,575 4,584 5,016 4,809 18,984
Total 9,696 9,468 9,569 9,773 38,506

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Source: International Stainless Steel Forum (ISSF)

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Published 22/04/2016 11:42:41 Last Modified 22/04/2016 11:43:55

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