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Press Release Stainless Steel



WBMS is pleased to publish the 35th edition of Annual Stainless Steel Statistics. This publication has been prepared each August since 1982 and is used by everyone active in the Stainless Steel markets. The publication includes detailed production, demand and trade data for the years 2006 to 2015. Electronic copies are available from WBMS for 660.

Further annual data is available from our database on a country by country basis from 1950 and demand from 1973.

WBMS also produces a quarterly summary of Stainless Steel Statistics. The Quarterly summary updates this annual report for the key players in the industry plus it records imports and exports of stainless steel scrap.

Editors requiring more detailed information should contact Sue Eales by email at or by telephone +44 (0) 1920 461274


Whilst every effort is made to ensure the accuracy and validity of the information contained in this release WBMS and its Board of Directors can accept no responsibility for any losses incurred as a direct result of any actions based on conclusions drawn from the data.

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About World Bureau of Metal Statistics:

The World Bureau of Metal Statistics is the data resource of first resort for anyone involved with the global metals industry. By outsourcing their research to WBMS, whether via regular publications or surveys tailored to their needs, organisations not only enjoy the benefit of reliable, first class data but also save significantly on cost and time. Through regular publications, available on subscription in print and electronic format, WBMS are able to keep companies and organisations throughout the world up to date on the production, consumption and trade in the major non-ferrous metals.

Launched in 1947, WBMS concentrated initially on the metals trade within the then British Empire. With the contraction of Empire, the organisation switched focus to the world stage and began collecting and collating data from a huge number of global sources. More than half a century later, its massive and regularly updated database forms the basis of printed and electronic publications aimed at the many and varied users of metal statistics. In particular, its monthly World Metal Statistics Bulletin represents the most comprehensive data available anywhere.

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