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Production of Stainless Steel Products in July 2015 Is 231,194 Tons
= Up by 3% from prior month, and production of Cr-type and Ni-Cr-type is up =
The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry announced the production volume of stainless steel products (hot-rolled products) in July 2015 was 231,194 tons, which was up by 2.9% from the prior month and down by 3.2% from the year-earlier month.

The breakdown was <> Chrome-type: 112,003 tons (Cr-type: 94,203 tons and Cr-Mo-type: 17,800 tons), up by 8.6% from the prior month and <> Nickel-type: 119,191 tons (Cr-Mn-type: 1,034 tons, Ni-Cr-type: 94,409 tons and Ni-Cr-Mo-type: 23,748 tons), down by 1.9% ditto.

As to production by steel type, the only production of Cr-type and Ni-Cr-type was up from the prior month.

For a reference, the production volume of other special-purpose steels was 8,202 tons, which was up by 5.2% from the prior month and down by 26.1% from the year-earlier month.

On the other hand, the stainless steel mill's inventory as of the end of July was <> Stainless steel products: 107,094 tons (up by 7.0% from the prior month) and <> Other special-purpose steels: 3,966 tons (down by 12.5% ditto).

The details of the production volume and month-end inventory by steel type are as per the table below.
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