Global and China Stainless Steel & Products Industry Report, 2012-2015
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In 2012, stainless steel prices showed the tendency of “rise before fall and mobile descending”, resulting in a downward trend for most of the traditional stainless steel producing countries. Global stainless steel production for the whole year attained to 35.36 million tons, a slight year-on-year increase, of which, down 1.6% YoY in Western Europe, down 1.2% YoY in the Americas; up 3.7% YoY in Asia; up 18.2% YoY in South Africa.

In recent years, China relying on its substantially increased production has become the main engine for global stainless steel output growth. In 2012 China’s stainless steel crude steel production climbed 14% YoY to 16.08 million tons, accounting for 45.5% of the global stainless steel production, of which, 300 series products held a proportion of 49.3%, 200 series products 30.8%, and 400 series products 19.9%.  

In China, stainless steel is mainly consumed in household metal products, building materials, machinery, etc., whose stainless steel apparent consumption in 2012 accounted for 28%, 26% and 19% of annual consumption, respectively. China, as a large producer of stainless steel tableware and kitchenware, exports products to developed countries and regions. However, in 2012 under the influence of the Eurozone debt crisis and weak U.S. economic recovery, the exports were impeded, with annual export value down 3.7% YoY to US$1.82 billion.

With respect to major steel mills, stainless steel output in 2012 all saw different rates of growth. Acerinox produced more stainless steel crude steel in Spain, the United States and South Africa than the same period of the previous two years, with annual output exceeding two million tons. Outokumpu’s output in Finland also witnessed significant growth, after the merger with ThyssenKrupp Inoxum at the end of 2012, it surpassed Taiyuan Iron & Steel (Group) Co., Ltd. (TISCO) and South Korea’s POSCO to be the world’s largest stainless steel manufacturer with a total capacity of 5.5 million tons of stainless steel.

In 2012, TISCO realized scheduled stainless steel output of 3.1 million tons, a year-on-year increase of 2.6%. 23 products occupied the largest share of the domestic market, 36 varieties could be substitutes for imported goods. But affected by the price decline, the company’s stainless steel revenue fell 11.4% YoY.

With new capacity put into production in 2012, Tsingshan Holding Group ushered in output growth of 56%, producing 2.11 million tons of stainless steel crude steel for the whole year. In consideration of the high cost and middle-low level profitability, Baoshan Iron & Steel Co., Ltd. sold the stainless steel and special steel business to Shanghai Baosteel Group Corp., thereby concentrating on carbon steel plate and related business.

Consisting of seven chapters, Global and China Stainless Steel & Products Industry Report, 2012-2015 makes an in-depth analysis of the development background and market pattern of global and China stainless steel & products industry with detailed data, a specific analysis of operation of 14 Chinese and foreign companies (Outokumpu, Acerinox, TISCO, etc.) as well as a prediction about the future development.
1. Stainless Steel Industry Overview
1.1 Definition & Classification
1.1.1 Definition
1.1.2 Classification
1.2 Cost Structure

2. Stainless Steel Industry Development in the World
2.1 Supply
2.2 Industry Pattern
2.2.1Region Competition
2.2.2 Enterprise Competition

3. Stainless Steel Industry Development in China
3.1 Industrial Policy
3.1.1 Export Policy
3.2 Industrial Structure
3.3 Supply & Demand
3.3.1 Supply
3.3.2 Demand
3.3.3 Import & Export
3.4 Market Price
3.4.1 Stainless Steel Price
3.4.2 Nickel Price

4. Stainless Steel Market Segments in China
4.1 Stainless Steel Board
4.1.1 Production
4.1.2 Import & Export
4.1.3 Key Manufacturers
4.2 Stainless Steel Strip
4.2.1 Production
4.2.2 Import & Export
4.2.3 Key Manufacturers
4.3 Stainless Steel Section
4.3.1 Production
4.3.2 Import & Export
4.3.3 Key Manufacturers
4.4 Stainless Steel Pipe
4.4.1 Production
4.4.2 Import & Export

5. Stainless Steel Products Market
5.1 Stainless Steel Household Products
5.1.1 Production & Consumption
5.1.2 Stainless Steel Tableware & Kitchenware
5.1.3 Stainless Steel Tableware & Kitchenware Manufacturers
5.2 Stainless Steel Industrial Products
5.2.1 Stainless Steel for Automotive Industry
5.2.2 Stainless Steel for Construction Industry
5.2.3 Stainless Steel for Machinery Manufacturing Industry
5.3 Summary

6. Global Stainless Steel Manufacturers
6.1 Inoxum
6.1.1 Profile
6.1.2 Operation
6.1.3 Business Development in China
6.2 Aperam
6.2.1 Profile
6.2.2 Operation
6.2.3 Business Development in China
6.3.1 Profile
6.3.2 Operation
6.3.3 Business Development in China
6.4 Acerinox Group
6.4.1 Profile
6.4.2 Operation
6.5 Outokumpu Stainless Steel OY
6.5.1 Profile
6.5.2 Operation
6.5.3 Investment Plan
6.5.4 Business Development in China

7. Chinese Stainless Steel Manufacturers
7.1 Shanxi Taigang Stainless Steel Co., Ltd.
7.1.1 Profile
7.1.2 Operation
7.1.3 Investment Plan of Stainless Steel
7.2 Baoshan Iron & Steel Co., Ltd.
7.2.1 Profile
7.2.2 Operation
7.2.3 Stainless Steel Business for Sale
7.3 Tsingshan Holding Group
7.3.1 Profile
7.3.2 Operation
7.3.3 Investment in 2009-2013
7.4 Lianzhong (Guangzhou) Stainless Steel Corporation
7.4.1 Profile
7.4.2 Operation
7.4.3 Investment Plan in 2010-2012
7.5 Yongxing Special Stainless Steel Co., Ltd.
7.5.1 Profile
7.5.2 Operation
7.5.3 Investment Plan in 2012-2014
7.6 Dongbei Special Steel Group Co., Ltd.
7.6.1 Profile
7.6.2 Operation
7.7 Shandong Taishan Steel Group
7.7.1 Profile
7.7.2 Operation
7.7.3 Development Plan of Stainless Steel in 2012-2013
7.8 RUITIAN Steel Co., Ltd.
7.8.1 Profile
7.8.2 Operation
7.9 Sichuan Southwest Stainless Steel Co., Ltd
7.9.1 Profile
7.9.2 Operation
Raw Material Cost of 304# Stainless Steel
Raw Material Cost of 430# Stainless Steel
Global Stainless Steel Output 2003-2015E
Global Stainless Steel Output Structure by Series, 2012
Global Stainless Steel Output Structure by Region, 2008-2012
Stainless Steel Output of Global Major Enterprises, 2012
Crude Stainless Steel Output of China, 2000-2015E
Crude Stainless Steel Product Structure of China, 2007-2012
Apparent Consumption of Stainless Steel in China, 2000-2015E
Stainless Steel Market Consumption Structure in China, 2012
Import & Export of Stainless Steel in China 2003-2012
Stainless Steel Prices, 2011-2012
LEM Nickel Spot Price, 2011-2012
Output of Stainless Steel Coil in China, 2008-2012 
Product Structure of Stainless Steel Coil in China by Grade, 2008-2012
Import & Export of Stainless Steel Coil in China, 2008-2012
Output of Hot-rolled Steel Strip in China, 2009-2012E
Import & Export of Stainless Steel Strip in China, 2008-2012
Output of Stainless Steel Bar and Wire in China, 2009-2012
Export of Stainless Steel Section in China, 2008-2012 
Output of Seamless Stainless Steel Pipe of Major Chinese Manufacturers, 2009-2012
Output of Welded Stainless Steel Pipe of Major Chinese Manufacturers, 2009-2012 
Production and Consumption of Stainless Steel Household Products, 2008-2015E
Top 10 Countries / Regions by Export Value of Chinese Stainless Steel Kitchenware & Tableware, 2012 
Export Value of Stainless Steel Kitchenware & Tableware, 2005-2015E
Consumption of Stainless Steel for Automotive Industry, 2005-2015E
Consumption of Stainless Steel for China Building Material Market, 2005-2015E
Consumption of Stainless Steel for China Machinery Manufacturing Industry, 2005-2015E 
China’s Stainless Steel Consumption by Industry, 2008-2015E
Sales and EBT of Inoxum GmbH, FY2005-FY2011
Major Stainless Steel Products of Shanghai Krupp Stainless
Selling Price of Stainless Steel of Shanghai Krupp Stainless, 2011-2012 
Shipments of Stainless Products of Aperam, 2007-2015E 
Operating Revenue and Net Income of Arcelor Mittal, 2007-2015E
Scale Indicators of Arcelor Mittal (Changzhou), 2004-2009
Sales and Net Income of POSCO, 2007-2015E
Stainless Steel Output of POSCO, 2007-2015E
Total Output of ZPSS, QPSS Stainless Steel, 2002-2012 
Stainless Steel Output of Acerinox, 2011-2012
Sales and Net Income of Acerinox Group , 2007-2015E
Sales of Acerinox Group by Region, 2012
Stainless Steel Delivery of Outokumpu Stainless Steel Oy, 2007-2015E
Sales and Net Income of Outokumpu Stainless Steel Oy, 2007-2015E
Operating Revenue and Net Income of Shanxi Taigang Stainless Steel, 2007-2015E 
Operating Reveneu of Shanxi Taigang Stainless Steel by Product, 2010-2012
Operating Revenue and Net Income of Baoshan Iron & Steel, 2007-2012
Gross Margin of Baosteel Stainless Steel Business, 2007-2011
Stainless Steel Output of Tsingshan Holding Group, 2007-2012
Sales of Tsingshan Holding Group, 2007-2012
Operating Revenue of Lianzhong (Guangzhou) Stainless Steel Corporation, 2007-2012 
Stainless Steel Output of Yongxing Special Stainless Steel, 2007-2011
Operating Revenue of Yongxing Special Stainless Steel, 2007-2011
Operating Revenue of Dongbei Special Steel Group, 2007-2012
Operating Revenue and Net Income of Fushun Special Steel Group, 2007-2015E
Operating Revenue of Major Steel Products of Fushun Special Steel Group, 2007-2012 
Operating Revenue of Shandong Taishan Steel Group, 2007-2012
Specifications of Major Stainless Steel Products of RUITIAN Steel
Operating Revenue of RUITIAN Steel, 2007-2011
Sales of Sichuan Southwest Stainless Steel, 2007-2012
Stainless Steel Types by Grade
Major Stainless Steel Industry Polices of China, 2008-2013
Major Stainless Steel Enterprises in China, 2012
Import & Export of Seamless Stainless Steel Pipe of China, 2009-2012
Revenue of Major Tableware & Kitchenware Manufacturers, 2011-2012
Major Stainless Steel Businesses of ThyssenKrupp Stainless GmbH
Major Stainless Steel Businesses of Arcelor Mittal
Overseas Stainless Steel Flat Product Projects under Construction of POSCO, 2012-2013 
Major Stainless Steel Businesses of POSCO in China
Ex-factory Prices of ZPSS, QPSS 304 Series 0.3mm Thin Stainless Steel Board, 2008-2012
Major Stainless Steel Businesses of Acerinox Group
Output Variation in Stainless Steel Flat Products and Long Products of Acerinox, 2011-2012
Investments of Acerinox Group, 2010-2011
Major Stainless Steel Businesses of Outokumpu Stainless Steel Oy
Investment Structure of Outokumpu, 2009-2011
Major Stainless Steel Businesses of Baoshan Iron & Steel
Major Stainless Steel Products of Tsingshan Holding Group by Type and Grade
Major Stainless Steel Products of Fujian WuHang Stainless Steel Products
Major Stainless Steel Products of Lianzhong (Guangzhou) Stainless Steel Corporation
Major Stainless Steel Products of Dongbei Special Steel Group
Major Stainless Steel Products of Shandong Taishan Steel Group
Market Price of 201/NO.1 Stainless Steel Coil Made by RUITIAN Steel, 2011-2012
Market Quotation on 202/1240 mm Hot-rolled Stainless Steel Narrow Strip Made by Sichuan Southwest Stainless Steel, 2011-2012

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