05.02.2014 - Global stainless crude steel production rises 5.5pct in Jan-Sept 2013: ISSF
International Stainless Steel Forum (ISSF), in its preliminary report, shows that global stainless crude steel production increased by 5.5% for the first 9 months of 2013 yoy. Production for the first nine months of 2013 totalled 28 million metric tons (mmt), up 1.4 mmt in comparison to the same period of 2012. Production for the 3rd quarter 2013 was at 9.3 mmt, a new alltime 3rd quarter high. However significant differences in regional development prevail. Asia excluding China recorded a stainless crude steel production of 6.5 mmt during quarters 13 of 2013 corresponding to a yoy decrease of -1.4%...............................................Full Article: Source
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