The country produced 26.71 million tonnes of crude stainless steel last year, up 940,000 tonnes from 25.77 million tonnes a year earlier
, according to the statistics released late on Thursday January 31.
Of the total, 48% or 12.82 million tonnes consisted of 300-series crude stainless steel. This is up 0.8% from an adjusted figure of 12.72 million tonnes for 2017.
For 200-series crude stainless steel,...