NEW YORK, May 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: http://www.reportlinker.com/p01187987/Global-and-China-Stainless-Steel–Products-Industry-Report-2012-2015.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=Metal_Mining 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 Chi...