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Apr 16, 2009

Top 10 stainless steel producers in world

The top 10 producers of Stainless steel in the world as in 2008 were (not in order):

ArcelorMittal The Netherlands
Acerinox Spain
ThyssenKrupp Stainless Germany
TISCO China
POSCO South Korea
Outokumpu Finland
AK Steel USA
NSSC Japan
YUSCO Taiwan
INI Steel South Korea
Allegheny USA

The top six players by installed capacity in 2008 were:

SS Slab Capacity Million MTA*
ArcelorMittal 3.16
Acerinox 2.9
ThyssenKrupp Stainless 2.9
TISCO 2.6
POSCO 2.6
Outokumpu 2.55

*Million MTA - Million Metric Tonnes per Annum

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Tisco was an indian company the last time i checked!!!

FinManAc said...

Hi Anonymous
Tisco mentioned above is Taiyuan Iron & Steel Co. Ltd of China. Indian company Tata Steel also known as Tisco in India has been known as Tata Corus worldwide since its acquisition of Corus. Also Tata Corus is not into manufacturing Stainless steel, which is a very niche segment and some analyst even don't consider it under steel industry.
Hope this make things better.

Sabi said...

Hello FinManAc,

May I ask you where you have your information from? I am looking for statistics with respect to top stainless steel producers...

FinManAc said...

Hi Sabi
The data was collected from the annual reports of the major SS producers, i.e. ThyssenKrupp, Acerinox, Outokumpu etc.

Anonymous said...

By the way, the above stated companies are 11, not 10...

FinManAc said...

Right anonymous, these are 11 companies. There was some ambiguity in the rank 10 & 11 at the time of publishing, hence I had included both. Thanks for pointing it out.

Vivek Sharma said...

Is JSL anywhere near?

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