The South African Iron and Steel Sector


The South African steel industry is a key vital industry, which contributes 1.5% to the nation’s GDP and utilizes 190,000 individuals straightforwardly in addition to another 100,000 individuals who are utilized by providers to the division. Steel is a key empowering influence of all aspects of the economy, and is basically connected to the car, mining and development divisions, which joined contributed 17% or R570bn to GDP in 2014 and utilized 8 million individuals.

Be that as it may, the fate of the whole South African steel industry is under extreme danger with steel makers incapable to rival shoddy Chinese imports flooding into the South African market and selling at 25% underneath neighborhood generation costs.

Late Developments

There have been various significant advancements in the neighborhood steel segment during 2015. The declaration in April by Evraz Highveld Steel and Vanadium that it had petitioned for business salvage, trailed by ArcelorMittal South Africa taking steps to close its plants in Vereeniging and Scaw Metals, South Africa’s third-biggest steel maker, shutting three plants stressed the cataclysmic effect of shoddy imports and diminished utilization on the steel business.

Misfortunes of somewhere in the range of 10,000 and 16,000 occupations are inescapable regardless of the endorsement by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTi) in August of the inconvenience of a 10% obligation on certain imported steel items. The foundation of a crisis errand group comprising of agents from business, work and government has brought about a rundown of measures that should be executed if the conclusion of most steel makers in the nation is to be counteracted.

Report Coverage

The report on the Iron and Steel division talks about the most recent advancements in the business and the scope of government mediations planned for animating nearby assembling in the upstream and downstream segments. The report additionally profiles 31 industry players, including maker Evraz Highveld Steel and Vanadium Ltd, which got a purchase out idea of R350m from Hong Kong-based International Resources Limited (IRL), in this manner figuring out how to stay away from liquidation. Additionally profiled are various steel traders and downstream makers, for example, Pro Roof Steel Merchants (VRN) (Pty) Ltd. furthermore, Africa Pipe Industries (Pty) Ltd.


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