Southeast Europe steel output increases in November

Southeast Europe (SEE) crude steel production increased year-on-year as well as on-month in November, according to the latest worldsteel data monitored by Kallanish. Regional output amounted to 439,472 tonnes, up by 42.5% year-on-year.

Output was 14.5% higher on October, when SEE production was 417,100t (see Kallanish passim).

January-November regional production increased by 61.7% on-year to 4.52 million tonnes.

Serbia was again the largest steel producer among the seven SEE countries, which also include Bulgaria, Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia, North Macedonia and Moldova.

Serbia’s production of crude steel totalled 1.53mt in January-November, up by 19.8%.

Second-largest producer in the region Bosnia and Herzegovina saw crude steel output rise 25.6% to 833,624t.

Third-largest steel producer Slovenia saw production in the first 11 months of the year of 627,652t, up by 21.7%.

Fourth-largest Moldova produced 563,337t, up by 34.3%.

Bulgaria saw crude steel output in January-November at 548,900t, up by 22.4%.

North Macedonia produced 254,997t, more by 63.5% on-year.

Croatia’s 11-month output was 161,193t, compared with only 31,980t in the same period last year.

Svetoslav Abrossimov Bulgaria