Stainless Steel Production Reaches 30.9m Metric Tonnes in First 9 Months of 2014

The International Stainless Steel Forum (ISSF) has released figures for the first nine months of 2014 showing that stainless steel melt shop production increased by 8.9% year–on–year to 30.9 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]

Region   Quarter   +/- %   9 Months +/- %
  1/2014 2/2014 3/2014 q-o-q 2013 2014 y-o-y
Western Europe/Africa 2,164 2,111 1,682 -20.3% 5,683 5,958 4.8%
Central/Eastern Europe 71 72 70 -2.3% 215 213 -1%
The Americas 670 717 711 -0.8% 1,824 2,097 15%
Asia (w/o China) 2,234 2,216 2,161 -2.5% 6,487 6,611 1.9%
China 5,084 5,603 5,336 -4.8% 14,176 16,022 13%
Total 10,223 10,718 9,960 -7.1% 28,385 30,900 8.9%

Source: International Stainless Steel Forum (ISSF)

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