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Serbia's 7-mo crude steel output edges down 0.6% y/y - table

Author Radomir Ralev
Serbia's 7-mo crude steel output edges down 0.6% y/y - table Author: SIJ. License: All rights reserved.

BELGRADE (Serbia), September 3 (SeeNews) - Serbia's production of crude steel fell 0.6% on the year to 1.169 million tonnes in the first seven months of 2019, according to data of the World Steel Association.

Serbia was the largest producer of crude steel among the seven countries of Southeast Europe (SEE) included in the World Steel Association's monthly production report for July.

The combined production of the seven SEE countries -- Bulgaria, Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia, North Macedonia, Serbia and Moldova -- edged down 0.1% on the year to 2.817 million tonnes in the first seven months of 2019.

Bosnia came second after Serbia with a production of 485,000 tonnes of crude steel, up from 308,000 tonnes.

Details of crude steel production in 7 SEE countries follow (all figures in thousands of tonnes unless otherwise stated):

  Jan-Jul'19 Jan-Jul'18 y/y change
Serbia 1.169 mln 1.176 mln -0.6%
Bosnia and Herzegovina 485 308 57.5%
Slovenia 381 403 -5.6%
Bulgaria 362 398 -9.0%
Moldova 215 317 -32.2%
North Macedonia 153 155 -1.1%
Croatia 52 63 -16.2%
Total 2.817 mln 2.820 mln -0.1%
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