19.03.2014 - Global stainless steel production growth positive at 7.8pct in 2013
The International Stainless Steel Forum (ISSF) has released preliminary figures for 2013 showing that stainless steel melt shop production increased by 7.8% to 38.1 million metric tons (mmt). With the exception of Western Europe and Africa, all regions achieved positive growth. Asia excluding China recorded a production of 8.8 mmt during 2013 corresponding to a yoy increase of 0.8%. But growth throughout the region ranged from +5.4% (India) to -3.7% (Taiwan, China). Production levels in Japan and South Korea remained unchanged...............................................Full Article: Source
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