Southeast Europe’s steel output rebounds on-month

Southeast Europe (SEE) crude steel production continued to decrease in January-November, according to the latest worldsteel data monitored by Kallanish. Regional output amounted to 3.165 million tonnes, down by -21.4% year-on-year.

In January-October, regional production had fallen -24.2% on-year to 2.874mt.

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

Serbia’s production of crude steel totalled 1.337mt in January-November, down by -24.5%.

The second-largest producer in the region was again Slovenia, whose crude steel output fell -11.8% to 519,000t.

Third-largest steel producer Bosnia and Herzegovina saw production of 465,000t, down by -36.3%.

Fourth-largest Bulgaria saw its crude steel output down by -15.3% to 443,000t.

However, the fifth-largest steel producer, Moldova, produced 401,000t, up by 12.4% y-o-y.