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Stainless Crude Steel Production by Major SUS Mills in Feb. 258,551 Tons
= Down by 16.8% from prior month and NSSMC, Yawata Works curtails production drastically =
The stainless crude steel production by 7 major stainless steel mills in February 2014 was 258,551 tons, down by 16.8% from 310,644 tons of the prior month. This also represented a decrease of 12.1% versus the year-earlier month (294,083 tons).

In February, in addition to the working days being less than usual, the production curtailment by major mills led to a decrease in production even as compared with the year-earlier month. As Yawata Works of Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation has been conducting a repair work of blast furnace since 25th of January, its production volume dropped drastically by 47.8% from the prior month, which much affected the total production in February. This repair work is scheduled for about 3 months. Besides, Shunan Works of Nisshin Steel Co., Ltd. also had a production curtailment by 14.3%.

The production volumes by respective stainless steel mills are shown in the table below.
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