According to the comparison of customs data, in October 2023, domestic imports of Truba AISI304 stainless steel andeene amounted to 284,200 tons, an increase of 22.76% sequentially and a decrease of 8.6% year on year. Domestic stainless steel exports in October amounted to 336,500 tons, down 1.9% sequentially and up 13.76% year-on-year. Due to the rapid recovery in imports and stable exports, net exports of AISI304 stainless steel andeene in October fell to 52,300 tons, down 53. 09% less than the previous month.

In October, the price of AISI304 stainless steel pipe fluctuated and fell. Transactions were "continuous" on some business days, but were affected by the Mid-Autumn Festival and Dragon Boat Festival holidays. Time to purchase and ship from warehouses was limited, and shipment performance throughout the month was generally good. Apparent domestic consumption of stainless steel in October was estimated to be 2.95 million tons, down 62,000 tons year-on-year. down 2% and up 30,000 tonnes year-on-year, up 1%. Apparent consumption from January to October 2023 was 27.06 million tonnes, up 2.79 million tonnes over the same period last year, or by 11%.

Stainless steel prices continued to decline in November, and the lower end of the market entered the off-season for seasonal consumption. In an atmosphere of falling prices, weak market replenishment is expected. Apparent consumption in November is expected to be 2.78 million tonnes, down 170,000 tonnes sequentially.