Despite a reduction in stainless steel production in other countries and regions, China’s output has been on the rise

Despite a reduction in stainless steel production in other countries and regions, China’s output has been on the rise. Initial statistics showed that from Jan-Aug, output by major stainless steelworks combined to 2209kt, up 10.42%, while September alone saw a monthly production of 522.7kt.

Since there are more facilities for stainless steel under construction or under consideration China’s capacity for stainless wide plate/sheet has so far exceeded 10Mt/y.

Source: China Metals e-mail infochn@public.bta.net.cn