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2022 China stainless steel crude steel production data

  • 2022 China’s stainless steel crude steel production is 31.975 million tons, down 659,000 tons, a decrease of 2.02%

Of which:
Cr-Ni steel (300 series) 16.680 million tons, an increase of 434,000 tons or 2.67%, accounting for 2.38 percentage points or 52.17% of the total;
Cr steel (400 series) was 5.60 million tons, down 773,000 tons, or 12.13%, and its proportion decreased by 2.02 percentage points, accounting for 17.51%.
Cr-Mn steel (200 series) was 9.350 million tons, down 408,000 tons, or 4.18%, and its share decreased by 0.66 percentage points or 29.24%.
Duplex stainless steel production was 345,153 tons, an increase of 104,586 tons and 43.47%. The proportion of duplex stainless steel exceeded 1% for the first time, reaching 1.08%.

  • In 2022 China’s stainless steel import and export volume

In 2022, China’s stainless steel imports 3.285 million tons, an increase of 358,000 tons and 12.21%.
Of which 1.567 million tons of stainless steel billets were imported, an increase of 210,000 tons or 15.52% year-on-year.
In 2022 China’s stainless steel exports 4.551 million tons, an increase of 9.0 million tons, or 2.03%.