US stainless steel consumption at 2011 low in September

Dec 13, 2011 | 04:40 PM | Thorsten Schier

Tags  Specialty Steel Industry of North America, SSINA, stainless consumption, stainless imports, Thorsten Schier

NEW YORK — Domestic stainless steel consumption fell to its lowest level this year in September, according to figures from the Specialty Steel Industry of North America (SSINA).

Total stainless consumption stood at 158,900 tons in September, down 22.8 percent from 205,752 tons in August and the only month thus far this year to have shown a decrease from 2010 levels. The total is down 12.8 percent....

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