The International Stainless Steel Forum (ISSF) has released stainless steel production figures for the entirety of 2014.
The results show that stainless steel melt shop production increased by 8.3 percent year-on-year to 41.7 million metric tons (mmt). As well, production increased in all regions, including the Americas, except for Central and Eastern Europe.
The specific results for North and South Americas were: 2, 813 tons for the entire year, which is a 14.6 percent increase compared to 2013 with 2,454 tons. The quarterly breakdown for 2014 was as follows: Q1-670, Q2-717, Q3-711, Q4-716.