As i said before, the stainless steel had a very high price in that period. Why? Because Italy didn't produce it, by the way we didn't produce a lot of standard steel too, Italy was a country wich lost the war.
We bought steel, coal, oil and many other "commodities" abroad, paying high import taxes.
Thanks to the Treaty of Rome, Italy became (finally) part of the European Economic Community in 1958.
After the industrial re-organization the ex- "Acciaierie Terni", owned by ENEL, signed a joint-venture with the United States Steel company in 1961 to produce, for the first time, the Italian stainless steel: the "Terninoss".