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Production of SUS Products in November 2016 Is 225,357 Tons
= Down by 5% from prior month, and production of both Cr-type and Ni-type products is down =
The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry announced the production volume of stainless steel products (hot-rolled products) in November 2016 was 225,357 tons, which was down by 5.4% from the prior month but up by 8.1% from the year-earlier month.

The breakdown was <> Chrome-type: 107,761 tons (Cr-type: 90,458 tons and Cr-Mo-type: 17,303 tons), down by 3.9% from the prior month and <> Nickel-type: 117,596 tons (Cr-Mn-type: 1,069 tons, Ni-Cr-type: 89,860 tons and Ni-Cr-Mo-type: 26,667 tons), down by 6.8% ditto. The production made an about-turn from the increased production in September, and both Cr-type and Ni-type productions marked a 2-month consecutive decrease.

The production volume of other special-purpose steels was 5,197 tons, down by 1.6% from the prior month, and also down by 37.2% from the year-earlier month.

On the one hand, the stainless steel mill's inventory as of the end of November was <> Stainless steel products: 121,877 tons (up by 5.2% from the prior month) and <> Other special-purpose steels: 2,963 tons (down by 2.2% ditto).

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