In August 2017 Japan’s hot rolled stainless steel production increases

According to the latest statistics released by the Japan Stainless Steel Association, in August 2017, Japan's hot rolled stainless steel production was 246,038 tonnes, an increase of about 7.2% and 14.4% respectively from the previous month. Among them, stainless steel rod was 15,319 tons, an increase of about 3.1%, chain fall 6.7%; stainless steel wire was 20,056 tons, an increase of about 4.4%, chain fall 0.6%; stainless steel pipe was 19,873 tons, an increase of about 17.9%, chain fall 8.2%; 190,790 tons of stainless steel plate, the same period increased by about 6.8% and 21.3% respectively.

From January to August of 2017, Japan's hot rolled stainless steel production totaled 1,860,304 tonnes, an increase of about 1.4% over the same period of last year. Among them, 146,883 tons of stainless steel rod profiles increased by 6.6% year on year; 165,029 tons of stainless steel wire rods increased by approximately 8.3%; 164,635 tons of stainless steel pipes increased by approximately 6.0% over the same period of last year; 1,383,757 tons of stainless steel plates decreased by 0.4% year on year

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