Sumitomo Metal Sees Record Japan Nickel Exports18 Jun 2013
World stainless-steel output may rise 1.7 percent to 36.5 million tons in 2013 from its January estimate, Higo said. Output by China will rise 3.7 percent to 16.8 million tons, he said. Asia accounts for 70 percent of global stainless steel production, according to the International Stainless Steel Forum.
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