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South Africa Crude Steel Production- June 2022
15 Jul 2022

South Africa produced 276 500 Mt of crude steel in June 2022. The low crude steel production is mainly attributed to the reline of the Newcastle Works blast furnace in ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) Newcastle Works.

OPINION | SA has lost millions of tons of steelmaking capacity. Is it too late to save it?
12 Jul 2022

Rising costs and crumbling transport, energy and water infrastructure have proven insurmountable obstacles for huge swathes of the steel industry, and over the past five years, around five million tons a year of steelmaking capacity has been lost. Moreover, the story behind the decrease in steel demand in SA is a microcosm of what is happening […]

SteelMatters – Issue June 2022
4 Jul 2022

Primary Steel Product Imports – May 2022
3 Jul 2022

According to data released by the South African Revenue Service, imports of primary carbon and alloy steel products (excluding semis, stainless steel and drawn wire) during the twelve months of June 2021 to May 2022 amount to 1 147 769 tonnes, a decrease of 4,6% compared with 1 203 569 tonnes of primary carbon and […]

29 Jun 2022

World Crude Steel Production – May 2022
22 Jun 2022

World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 169.5 million tonnes (Mt) in May 2022, a 3.5% decrease compared to May 2021. Africa produced 1.1 Mt in May 2022, down 18.9% on May 2021. Asia and Oceania produced 126.8 Mt, down 1.7%. The EU (27) produced 12.9 […]

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