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Stainless Steel melt shop production up 1.9% in H1 2019: ISSF

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BRUSSELS (Scrap Register): The International Stainless Steel Forum (ISSF) has released figures for the first half year of 2019 showing that stainless steel melt shop production increased by 1.9% year-on-year to 26.1 million metric tonnes.

Stainless steel melt shop production in Europe declined 4.9% from a year earlier to 3.742 million tonnes in the first half of 2019.

Production in the United States reached 1.35 million tonnes in January-June 2019, declined 6.4% as compared to 1.44 million tonnes in the corresponding period last year.

Stainless steel melt shop production in China, however, rose 8.5% during the period to 14.354 million tonnes.

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