Stainless steel consumption, imports up

Apr 17, 2012 | 08:22 AM |

Tags  SSINA, stainless steel, stainless imports, stainless consumption, alloy tool steel, electrical steel

NEW YORK — U.S. stainless steel consumption reached 215,484 tons in January, up 7.4 percent from the same month last year, according to the latest figures from the Specialty Steel Industry of North America (SSINA).

Consumption rose most notably in stainless plate, up 32.3 percent to 42,064 tons in January, while stainless sheet and strip—the biggest end-use segment—inched up 2 percent to 139,555 tons. Stainless rod was the only category to decline,....

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