F2013 hot rolling steinless steel output, Chrome Series Closes in Nickel Series

According to hot rolling stainless steel output result Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry reported, it in fiscal 2013 increased by 4.1% from the previous fiscal year to 2.922735 million tons, it was the increase for the first time in 3 years. Nickel series rose by 2.2% to 1.493106 million tons, and chrome series rose by 6.1% to 1.429629 million tons. The volume difference between nickel series and chrome series was 63,477 tons, and it was the smallest difference since fiscal 1980.