ISSF releases half year figures

06 November 2017

The International Stainless Steel Forum (ISSF) has released figures for the first half year of 2017 showing that stainless steel melt shop production increased by 5% year–on–year to 23.2 million metric tons.

In USA, the stainless steel melt shop production saw a tremendous 24.3% increase in comparison to 2016. In other countries like Asia w/o China and S.Korea it was 5.2%, China - 4.2%, Europe 2.3%, and others 3.3%. Totally, there was 5% improvement in the melt shop production when compared to the last year.