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African Steel Production Soared 6% in November

Time:2018-12-27 16:14 Author:Suny Group

The crude steel production by African region recorded notable jump during the month of November this year. The combined output during the initial eleven months of the year too was up considerably over the previous year.

According to recent crude steel production statistics published by the World Steel Association (worldsteel), the African region recorded total monthly production of 1.281 million tonnes (Mt) in November this year. This is considerably higher by 6.1% when compared with the previous year. The African crude steel output had totaled 1.207 Mt in November 2017.

Egypt, the largest regional steel producer reported increased output during the month. The Egyptian crude steel output totaled around 705,000 tonnes, accounting for more than 55% of the total regional output. The country’s output surged higher by 16.4% over the previous year. Egypt’s production had totaled 605,000 tonnes in November 2017.

South Africa, with a monthly output of 528,000 tonnes, continued to be the second leading producer in the region. Meantime, Libyan output totaled 48,000 tonnes. The output by South Africa and Libya were down by 4.1% and 6.0% respectively, over the previous year.

The cumulative output by the African region during the first eleven months of the year totaled 13.411 Mt, higher by 8.3% when compared with the output of 12.378 Mt during the corresponding eleven-month period in 2017. The leading producers were Egypt (7.165 Mt), South Africa (5.904 Mt) and Libya (342,000 tonnes). The production increases in Egypt and South Africa were partially offset by decline in steel output by Libya.

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