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Stainless steel consumption in Russia increased by 17.5%

According to Spetsstal Association, the volume of stainless steel consumption in Russia in the first half of 2016, if compared to the same period of 2015, increase by 17,5% to 183.89 thousand tons. At that, the volume of domestic output decreased by 2,2% to 57.59 thousand tons, exports increased by 15.0% to 2.42 thousand tons and imports - by 29.1% to 128.72 thousand tons.
The share of stainless steel imports amounted 70.0% (1/2 2015 – 63.7%).
Consumption of stainless steel flats rose by 26.2% to 112.90 thousand tons, longs – by 8.3% to 35.95 thousand tons, wire – by 33.1% to 3.73 thousand tons, seamless tubes – by 3.1% to 13.61 thousand tons and welded tubes – by 1.7% to 15.89 thousand tons.
Consumption of slabs/ingots fell by 17.0% to 1.79 thousand tons.
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