Arab DRI production dropped in 2014

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ArabMetal – Arab countries produced 17.2 million tons of DRI in 2014, a decline of – 5.41% compared to the production of 18.17 million tons in the year 2013.

The biggest decline was: UAE by – 21.66% to 2.41 million tons, Egypt by – 16.03% to 2.882 million tons and Saudi Arabia by – 9.26 to 5.508 million tons, Saudi figure is adjustable, when Twairqi Company announces the full production numbers of 2014.

Libya has achieved an increase of 36.2% to 1.3 million tons, Bahrain by 41.03% to an estimated 1.1 million tons  and Qatar 5.4% to 2.882 million tons.

Arab production capacities are 20.58 million tons per year. Production capacities under construction are 3.71 million tons per year.

Active Capacities:

  • Hadeed Sabic – KSA: 4.31 million tons
  • Ezz Steel – Egypt: 4.22 million tons
  • Emirates Steel – UAE: 3.2 million tons
  • Qatar Steel – Qatar: 1.9 million tons
  • Libyan Iron and Steel Company (Lisco) – Libya: 1.75 million tons
  • Jindal Shadeed – Oman: 1.5 million tons
  • United Steel Company (SULB) – Bahraini: 1.5 tons per year
  • AL ITTEFAQ STEEL (Al Tuwairqi) – KSA: one million tons

 

Arab DRI Production 2010 – 2014 (000 tons)

Country

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

%

KSA

4937

5153

4976

6070

5508

-9.26

Egypt

2965

2932

3068

3432

2882

-16.03

Qatar

2250

2350

2420

2386

2515

5.41

UAE

1180

1800

2699

3075

2409

-21.66

Oman

0

0

1140

1470

1470

0.00

Libya

1270

165

508

956

1302

36.19

Bahrain

0

0

0

780

1100

41.03

Total

12602

12400

14811

18169

17186

-5.41

 * Duplicate
 ** Estimated

Source: WSA, Midrex, «ArabMetal»