South African Ferrous Scrap Exports Down 12% in August
Mining News Pro - South Africa, one of the leading scrap exporters observed fall in its ferrous scrap exports in Aug’18 on monthly basis against exports recorded in Jul’18.
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According to Mining News Pro -South Africa, one of the leading scrap exporters observed fall in its ferrous scrap exports in Aug’18 on monthly basis against exports recorded in Jul’18. As per recent customs data, the country exported 39,370 MT ferrous scrap in Aug’18, down 12% M-o-M as against exports recorded at 44,947 MT ferrous scrap in Jul’18.

On yearly premises, the country witnessed sharp rise of 45% Y-o-Y in its scrap exports in Aug`18 as against 27,120 MT in Aug’17.

Port wise – In Aug’18, the majority of the scrap exports made from South Africa have been done through major ports like Durban (49%), Johannesburg (26%), Pretoria (10%), Port Elizabeth (8%) and Cape Town (6%).

India remained the largest importer of South African ferrous scrap - India witnessed considerable increase in its scrap imports from South Africa in August. India imported 20,734 MT, up 33% M-o-M as against 15,535 MT in Jul`18. While other prominent importers like Bangladesh (9,007 MT, down 30% M-o-M) and Pakistan (4,095 MT, down 70% M-o-M) have witnessed falling scrap imports on slowdown in purchasing amid religious holidays in Aug-Sept’18. Indonesia recorded 28% M-o-M rise in scrap imports in Aug’18 from South Africa.

Top three importers India, Bangladesh and Pakistan occupied 53%, 23% and 10% share individually comprising total 86% share of ferrous scrap exports from South Africa in Aug’18.

South African scrap exports edged up Y-o-Y during Jan-Aug’18 - South Africa exported 320,240 MT ferrous scrap during Jan-Aug’18, up 3% Y-o-Y as against 310,319 MT scrap imports recorded during the first eight months of last year.

India imported highest 149,240 MT ferrous scrap in Jan-Aug’18, up 37% Y-o-Y as against 108,785 MT in Jan-Jul’17. Pakistan imported 93,636 MT, down 23%Y-o-Y while Bangladesh witnessed a sharp growth of 88% Y-o-Y in scrap imports from South Africa amid increasing scrap consumption in the country.

According to the data released by World Steel Association, crude steel production in South Africa slipped marginally at 0.528 MnT in August as against 0.535 MnT Jul’18. While it recorded at 4.26 MnT during Jan-Aug’18 as against 4.12 MnT during Jan-Aug’17.

Country-wise South Africa ferrous scrap exports -

Country

Aug`18

Jul`18

% M-o-M Change

Aug`17

% Y-o-Y Change

Jan-Aug`18

Jan-Aug`17

% Y-o-Y Change

India

20,734

15,535

33.47%

7,717

168.68%

149,240

108,785

37.19%

Pakistan

4,095

13,643

-69.98%

10,351

-60.44%

93,636

122,018

-23.26%

Bangladesh

9,007

12,844

-29.87%

4,278

110.54%

50,652

27,029

87.40%

Indonesia

2,275

1,782

27.67%

1,851

22.91%

9,616

9,461

1.64%

Others

3,259

1,143

185.13%

4,774

-31.73%

17,096

44,877

-61.90%

Total

39,370

44,947

-12.41%

27,120

45.17%

320,240

310,319

3.20%

Quantity in MT,

Source: SteelMint Stats


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