Stainless Steel (316) Price Trend and Forecast

Stainless Steel (316) Regional Price Overview

Get the latest insights on price movement and trend analysis of Stainless Steel (316) in different regions across the world (Asia, Europe, North America, Latin America, and the Middle East & Africa).


Stainless Steel (316) Price Trend for the Q1 of 2024

Product Category Region Price Time Period
Stainless Steel (316) Energy, Metals and Minerals India 3642 USD/MT March 2024
Stainless Steel (316) Energy, Metals and Minerals USA 2958 USD/MT March 2024

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Stainless Steel (316) Price Trend for the Second Half of 2023

Product Category Region Price Time Period
Stainless Steel (316) Metals India 4175 USD/MT July '23
Stainless Steel (316) Metals India 3780 USD/MT December '23

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The stainless steel (316) observed a fluctuating price trend during the last two quarters of the year 2023. The boost in the iron ore prices in the early months of Q3 after the Chinese real estate industry started picking up influenced the stainless steel (316) prices all over the region. Because of this, the stainless steel prices showed a rise of about 7% in the third quarter. However, as the inventories started piling up and the consumption in the Indian domestic market trampled, the prices also began to swindle.

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Stainless Steel (316) Price Trends and Forecast

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The monthly average prices in the Indian market went from around 4175 USD/MT in July '23 to around 3780 USD/MT in December '23, recording an overall half-yearly decline of about 9%. Conclusively a very blended market performance was witnessed in H2'23.


The European stainless steel (316) market registered a consistently downward wavering price trend during the given period of H2'23. Since the onset of the Russian war, the economic situation of the region has been fickle. Though the said span was relatively stable on broad economic terms, one of the long-term consequences of that experience has been low spending in the construction and related sectors. Because of these dialled-down end users' demands, the stainless steel (316), market struggled with profitable prices; overall, slumping trends were witnessed.

North America

The stainless steel (316) prices fluctuated in the American markets during the said period. After tottering low for the entire three month span of Q3, the stainless steel (316) market finally started picking up in the region at the beginning of the final quarter. However, as the shipping issues started unfolding in the Red Sea, which considerably curbed down the number of ships passing through the Suez Canal, the market started witnessing demand depreciation. New Year holidays also had a role to play in this turn of events. Overall, a heterogenous price trend was witnessed in the US domestic market.

Analyst Insight

According to Procurement Resource, the Stainless Steel (316) price trends are likely to falter more in the coming months as the inventories are glutted and the demand dynamics are not very supportive of the market projections.

Stainless Steel (316) Price Trend for the First Half of 2023


The market for stainless steel (316) declined consistently in the first two quarters of 2023. In the first quarter, the market suffered from a rising level of inventories due to a fall in demand from the downstream industries. After the holiday season, several industries boosted their production rates; however, the demand for stainless steel (316) was not enough to counter this rising level of stockpiles, and along with the feeble movement of the overseas industries, the price trend of stainless steel (316) declined.

In the initial months of the second quarter, the market showed some signs of improvement as the level of inventories depleted. However, in the subsequent months, the uncertainties in the economy and rising rates of inflation stunted the growth of the stainless steel (316) price trend.


The first quarter of 2023 witnessed oscillations in the stainless steel (316) prices. The consistent number of inquiries from the downstream industries and declined import and thus competition in the market supported the rise in the prices of stainless steel (316). However, the lack of direct consumption, poor interest of consumers, and rising stockpiles of products proved to be problems for the market activities of stainless steel (316).

There was a slight rise in the trend during the initial phase of the second quarter due to the rise in the cost of nickel and other raw materials. Further, the improved condition of automotive industries also supported the incline in the price trend. However, due to the halt in the global economy, the buyers became pessimistic about ordering bulk quantities, and with the influx of cheap imports from Asian countries, the prices of stainless steel (316) plummeted.

North America

In North America, the price trend of stainless steel (316) remained stagnant in the first quarter. A slight upward fluctuation was seen in the prices in the month of February when consistent demand from downstream industries drove the market, but soon, the ill effects of recession, pressure of rising inventory, and evaporating interest of buyers began to show. Similarly, in the second quarter, the rising rates of raw materials slight incline in demand and consumption rates supported the market trend initially. In the second half of this quarter, the debt crisis, poor purchasing potential of buyers, and decline in demand eventually led to the decline in the prices of stainless steel (316).

Analyst Insight

According to Procurement Resource, the price trend of Stainless Steel (316)  is estimated to struggle due to the falling economy and poor procurement from the downstream industries.

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About Stainless Steel (316)

Stainless steel (316) is a corrosion resistant alloy of steel that works even under conditions of high moisture, saltwater, and aggressive chemicals. The key elements that form this type of steel are iron, chromium, nickel, and molybdenum. It is also non-reactive and thus used in various applications where hygiene, durability, and rust resistance and staining are essential. In industries such as marine development, chemical processing, medical devices, and architecture and construction, Stainless steel (316) is widely used.

Stainless Steel (316) Product Details

Report Features Details
Product Name Stainless Steel (316)
Industrial Uses Chemical and petrochemical industry, Mining and material handling, Construction, Energy generation, Oil and gas industry, Aerospace industry, Medical equipment
HS Code 72191190
Supplier Database SCHAFER WERKE Group, Thielmann-The Container Company, Eagle Stainless, Servolift GmbH, Pharma Hygiene Products
Region/Countries Covered Asia Pacific: China, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Japan, Philippines, Vietnam, Iran, Thailand, South Korea, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Nepal, Taiwan, Sri Lanka, UAE, Israel, Hongkong, Singapore, Oman, Kuwait, Qatar, Australia, and New Zealand

Europe: Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy,  Spain, Russia, Turkey, Netherlands, Poland, Sweden, Belgium, Austria, Ireland Switzerland, Norway, Denmark, Romania, Finland, Czech Republic, Portugal and Greece

North America: United States and Canada

Latin America: Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Columbia, Chile, Ecuador, and Peru

Africa: South Africa, Nigeria, Egypt, Algeria, Morocco
Currency US$ (Data can also be provided in local currency)
Supplier Database Availability Yes
Customization Scope The report can be customized as per the requirements of  the customer
Post-Sale Analyst Support 360-degree analyst support after report delivery

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