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Africa Steel Market

Africa Steel Market Share, Size, Growth, Trends, Forecast: By Product: Long Steel, Flat Steel; By Type: Carbon Steel, Alloy Steel, Stainless Steel, Tool Steel; By Application: Construction, Mechanical Engineering, Automotive, Metalware, Domestic Appliances, Agricultural, Others; Regional Analysis; Competitive Landscape; 2024-2032

Africa Steel Market Size

The Africa steel market reached a volume of approximately 39.49 million tons in 2023. The market is further expected to grow at a CAGR of 3.10% between 2024 and 2032, reaching a volume of 51.86 million tons by 2032.

 

Africa Steel Market Outlook

  • Africa is viewed as a high-cost, low-productivity manufacturing destination for steel. Most of Africa's steel production is typically used in low-value industries like building, construction, automotive, machinery, and appliances.
  • As per industry reports, in 2024, Africa's crude steel production increased by 1.1% year-on-year to 1.9 million metric tons.
  • Prominent players in the market are Hesteel Group, Egyptian Steel Group, African Industries Group, and Devki Steel Mills Limited.

 

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Africa Steel Market Growth Rate

Steel is an alloy of iron and carbon with less than 2% carbon and 1% manganese, although its composition can vary depending upon desired applications. Common properties of steel include high tensile strength, yield strength, malleability, plasticity, and toughness. Steel is a versatile and adaptable material, and its durability and different uses are supporting the growth of the steel market in Africa.

 

The Africa steel market is anticipated to grow due to the increase in number of construction projects in the African continent. A surge in investments in both public and private sectors with support from the governments in the region will likely bolster the construction sector, increasing the demand for steel.

 

In addition, to encourage economic development and employment, governments in the region are encouraging the use of locally produced steel. Local steel is being used more frequently in construction projects across the region, fostering the Africa steel market growth.

 

Key Trends and Developments

Increased attention to locally produced steel, expansion of steel manufacturers in the region, and development of steel alloys are factors influencing the Africa steel market development

 

April 2024

The Libyan Iron and Steel Company (LISCO) and the Italian company Danieli signed a memorandum of understanding to construct a direct reduction plant within LISCO's facilities. The plant will produce 2 million tons per year of sponge iron and hot-moulded iron.

 

November 2022

Devki Steel unveiled a multi-billion-shilling plant in Kwale, which has created more than 1,000 direct jobs for the locals. The plant has a production capacity of 1,000 thousand tonnes per annum of direct reduced iron (DRI) and electric arc furnace (EAF) steel.

 

April 2024

China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC) has launched a steel structures factory in Egypt with investments totalling USD 12.06 million, boasting a production capacity of 25,000 tonnes annually and creating 200 jobs.

 

Geographic expansion and electric mobility

Countries like South Africa, Egypt, and Morocco are investing heavily in electric vehicle (EV) charging networks and battery manufacturing facilities, which require steel components and infrastructure. Such investments are driving the demand for steel and reflects a shift towards sustainable transportation solutions.

 

Rising demand for steel in construction projects

The construction sector in Africa is a major consumer of steel, with the growing demand for high-rise buildings, bridges, and infrastructure projects driving the need for various steel products, such as stainless steel.

 

Growing focus on decarbonisation

Decarbonisation efforts are gaining momentum in steel industry in Africa at varying paces across regions, as many steel makes adopting greener practices. South African steel producer ArcelorMittal is investing in carbon capture and storage technologies to reduce its carbon footprint, while Egyptian steel companies are exploring the use of renewable energy sources in their production processes.

 

Africa Steel Market Trends

The Middle East and Africa region are witnessing a rise in the green steel market, driven by factors like the growing number of construction projects, investments in infrastructure development, and the increasing contribution of the construction sector to GDP. The construction of the Lekki Deep Sea Port in Nigeria, which is expected to be one of the largest ports in West Africa, is driving the demand for environmentally friendly steel products. Similarly, the development of renewable energy projects, such as solar and wind farms, across the region is creating opportunities for the green steel market.

 

A key trend in the Africa steel market is increased development and production of specialised alloys of steel, resulting in steel with enhanced characteristics to suit specific requirements. With significant natural resources in the form of various metal ores, the production of varied steel alloys can be easily supported.  For example, the automotive industry in Africa is expanding, with automakers like Volkswagen, Toyota, and Nissan establishing manufacturing plants in countries like South Africa, which requires specialised steel grades, such as alloy steel for vehicle production.

 

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Africa Steel Industry Segmentation

The EMR’s report titled “Africa Steel Market Report and Forecast 2024-2032” offers a detailed analysis of the market based on the following segments:

 

Market Breakup by Product

  • Long Steel
    • Wire Rod
    • Rebars
    • Merchant Bars
    • Heavy Sections
    • Others
  • Flat Steel
    • Hot Rolled Wide Strip
    • Quarto Plate
    • Others

 

Market Breakup by Type

  • Carbon Steel
  • Alloy Steel
  • Stainless Steel
  • Tool Steel

 

Market Breakup by Application

  • Construction
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Automotive
  • Metalware
  • Domestic Appliances
  • Agricultural
  • Others

 

Market Breakup by Region

  • Egypt
  • South Africa
  • Nigeria
  • Kenya
  • Tanzania
  • Morocco
  • Namibia
  • Others

 

Africa Steel Market Share

Flat steel segment holds a significant market share due to its versatile applications in various industries

Based on product, flat steel accounts for the larger Africa steel market share because they are widely used in construction, heavy machinery, and automobiles. Flat steel consists of sheets and plates which are made by rolling slabs and forming a type of semifinished steel. These products are utilised in a variety of sectors, like in machinery, shipbuilding, and domestic appliances. Hot rolled wide strip steel is rolled in high temperatures and is used in manufacturing agricultural equipment, furniture, cabinets, and industrial products.

 

Meanwhile, long steel is anticipated to grow at a swift rate in the coming years due to the increased use in the electrical power industry, in manufacturing wire ropes for bridges, and developing tire cords for the automotive industry. Products made from long steel include rails, wire rods, billets, and blooms, which are primarily utilised in the energy, mining, and automobile sectors.

 

Construction sector contributes to market growth as it heavily requires steel in the construction of bridges and building

As per Africa steel market analysis, construction accounts for a sizable market share based on end use due to necessity of steel in the construction of substantial structures like bridges and buildings. Steel has properties to bind well with concrete and is also cost effective as well as is durable. In the building of roofs and cladding for exterior walls, steel works as an excellent component.

 

With the increasing population and urbanisation in multiple countries in Africa, and reconstruction of older buildings, the demand for steel is expected to surge, thereby positively shaping the Africa steel market outlook. As steel supports structurally sound constructions, it is becoming a common component of various building operations in Africa.

 

Leading Companies in the Africa Steel Market

Market players are expanding their production footprint across different countries in Africa and utilising technology to reduce the environmental footprint of steel manufacturing

 

African Industries Group is a diversified global producer which is headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria and founded in 1971. Primarily a manufacturing company, the group has multiple manufacturing plants and facilities that are located throughout Nigeria. They specialise in iron and steel manufacturing, agricultural products, power generation, steel processing, building materials, and logistics and shipping.

 

Egyptian Steel Group, founded in 2010, is headquartered in Cairo, Egypt. The company operates four primary steel factories under its holding company, producing a wide range of steel products using the latest eco-friendly technology. The group's steel products cater to various industries such as construction, automotive, transportation, energy, packaging, tools and machinery, and consumer appliances.

 

Nippon Steel Corporation, headquartered in Japan, is one of the largest and most rapidly growing steelmakers based in Japan. The company has been functioning in the manufacturing industry since 1950. The corporation was formed after the merger of Fuji Iron and Steel Company with Yawata Iron and Steel Company. The company offers multiple steel-related products, including steel plates, steel, sheets, structural steel, pipes and tubes, railway, automotive, machinery parts, and titanium, among other products.

 

POSCO Co., Ltd., founded in 1968 and headquartered in South Korea is a mining and steel manufacturing company and is the 6th largest steel producer in the world. The company has developed a wide network through which they provide its services for various areas of business including steel, energy, agro-commodities, chemical products, machinery parts, and infrastructure, among others.

 

Other key players in the Africa steel market report include Acerinox S.A., Outokumpu Oyj, El Marakby Steel, Suez Steel Company, and The Libyan Iron & Steel Company, among others.

 

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Africa Steel Market Analysis by Region

Egypt leads the market due to the country’s growing focus on electric mobility

In the Africa steel market, Egypt stands out as a significant player with a focus on electric mobility and renewable energy infrastructure. Egyptian Steel Group, founded in 2010, exemplifies this trend with its production of high-quality steel products for various industries.

 

South Africa, on the other hand, boasts a well-established steel industry catering to construction, heavy machinery, and automotive sectors. Companies like ArcelorMittal South Africa contribute to the Africa steel market growth by producing a wide range of steel products for both domestic and international markets. Nigeria is actively pursuing green steel initiatives, with efforts towards decarbonisation and sustainable steel production. The country's steel market presents export potential for machinery products and growth opportunities in construction and energy sectors.

 

Moving to East Africa, Kenya and Tanzania are emerging steel markets with a growing demand for steel in infrastructure projects and manufacturing. Morocco, known for its steel production capacity, plays a vital role in supplying steel products to various sectors like construction and automotive.

 

Key Highlights of the Report

REPORT FEATURES DETAILS
Base Year 2023
Historical Period 2018-2023
Forecast Period 2024-2032
Scope of the Report

Historical and Forecast Trends, Industry Drivers and Constraints, Historical and Forecast Market Analysis by Segment:

  • Product
  • Type
  • Application
  • Region
Breakup by Product
  • Long Steel
  • Flat Steel
Breakup by Type
  • Carbon Steel
  • Alloy Steel
  • Stainless Steel
  • Tool Steel
Breakup by Application
  • Construction
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Automotive
  • Metalware
  • Domestic Appliances
  • Agricultural
  • Others
Breakup by Region
  • Egypt
  • South Africa
  • Nigeria
  • Kenya
  • Tanzania
  • Morocco
  • Namibia
  • Others
Market Dynamics
  • SWOT Analysis 
  • Porter's Five Forces Analysis 
Competitive Landscape
  • Market Structure
  • Company Profiles
    • Company Overview
    • Product Portfolio
    • Demographic Reach and Achievements
    • Certifications
Companies Covered
  • POSCO Co., Ltd.
  • Acerinox S.A.
  • Nippon Steel Corporation
  • Outokumpu Oyj
  • African Industries Group
  • Egyptian Steel Group
  • El Marakby Steel
  • Libyan Iron and Steel Company
  • Others

 

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1    Preface  
2    Report Coverage – Key Segmentation and Scope
3    Report Description

    3.1    Market Definition and Outlook
    3.2    Properties and Applications
    3.3    Market Analysis
    3.4    Key Players
4    Key Assumptions
5    Executive Summary

    5.1    Overview
    5.2    Key Drivers    
    5.3    Key Developments
    5.4    Competitive Structure
    5.5    Key Industrial Trends
6    Market Snapshot
7    Opportunities and Challenges in the Market
8    Global Steel Market Overview

    8.1    Key Industry Highlights
    8.2    Global Steel Historical Market (2018-2023) 
    8.3    Global Steel Market Forecast (2024-2032)
    8.4    Global Steel Market Share by Region
        8.4.1    North America
        8.4.2    Europe
        8.4.3    Asia Pacific
        8.4.4    Latin America
        8.4.5    Middle East and Africa
9    Africa Steel Market Overview
    9.1    Key Industry Highlights
    9.2    Africa Steel Historical Market (2018-2023) 
    9.3    Africa Steel Market Forecast (2024-2032)
10    Africa Steel Market by Product
    10.1    Long Steel
        10.1.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023)
        10.1.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)  
        10.1.3    Breakup by Type 
            10.1.3.1    Wire Rod
            10.1.3.2    Rebars
            10.1.3.3    Merchant Bars
            10.1.3.4    Heavy Sections
            10.1.3.5    Others
    10.2    Flat Steel
        10.2.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023)
        10.2.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032) 
        10.2.3    Breakup by Type 
            10.2.3.1    Hot Rolled Wide Strip
            10.2.3.2    Quarto Plate 
            10.2.3.3    Others
11    Africa Steel Market by Type
    11.1    Carbon Steel
        11.1.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023)
        11.1.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
    11.2    Alloy Steel
        11.2.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023)
        11.2.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
    11.3    Stainless Steel
        11.3.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023)
        11.3.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
    11.4    Tool Steel
        11.4.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023)
        11.4.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
12    Africa Steel Market by Application
    12.1    Construction
        12.1.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023)
        12.1.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
    12.2    Mechanical Engineering
        12.2.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023)
        12.2.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
    12.3    Automotive
        12.3.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023)
        12.3.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
    12.4    Metalware
        12.4.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023)
        12.4.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
    12.5    Domestic Appliances
        12.5.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023)
        12.5.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
    12.6    Agricultural
        12.6.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023)
        12.6.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
    12.7    Others
13    Africa Steel Market by Country
    13.1    Egypt
        13.1.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023)
        13.1.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032) 
        13.1.3    Breakup by Product 
        13.1.4    Breakup by Type 
        13.1.5    Breakup by Application
    13.2    South Africa
        13.2.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023)
        13.2.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032) 
        13.2.3    Breakup by Product 
        13.2.4    Breakup by Type 
        13.2.5    Breakup by Application
    13.3    Nigeria
        13.3.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023)
        13.3.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032) 
        13.3.3    Breakup by Product 
        13.3.4    Breakup by Type 
        13.3.5    Breakup by Application
    13.4    Kenya
        13.4.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023)
        13.4.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032) 
        13.4.3    Breakup by Product 
        13.4.4    Breakup by Type 
        13.4.5    Breakup by Application
    13.5    Tanzania
        13.5.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023)
        13.5.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032) 
        13.5.3    Breakup by Product 
        13.5.4    Breakup by Type 
        13.5.5    Breakup by Application
    13.6    Morocco
        13.6.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023)
        13.6.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032) 
        13.6.3    Breakup by Product 
        13.6.4    Breakup by Type 
        13.6.5    Breakup by Application
    13.7    Namibia
        13.7.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023)
        13.7.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032) 
        13.7.3    Breakup by Product 
        13.7.4    Breakup by Type 
        13.7.5    Breakup by Application
    13.8    Others
14    Market Dynamics
    14.1    SWOT Analysis
        14.1.1    Strengths
        14.1.2    Weaknesses
        14.1.3    Opportunities
        14.1.4    Threats
    14.2    Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
        14.2.1    Supplier’s Power
        14.2.2    Buyer’s Power
        14.2.3    Threat of New Entrants
        14.2.4    Degree of Rivalry
        14.2.5    Threat of Substitutes
    14.3    Key Indicators for Demand
    14.4    Key Indicators for Price
15    Value Chain Analysis
16    Trade Data Analysis (HS Code – 7218, 7222, 7228, 7227)

    16.1    Major Exporting Countries 
        16.1.1    By Value
        16.1.2    By Volume
    16.2    Major Importing Countries 
        16.2.1    By Value
        16.2.2    By Volume
17    Competitive Landscape
    17.1    Market Structure
    17.2    Company Profiles
        17.2.1    POSCO Co., Ltd. 
            17.2.1.1    Company Overview
            17.2.1.2    Product Portfolio
            17.2.1.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            17.2.1.4    Certifications
        17.2.2    Acerinox S.A.  
            17.2.2.1    Company Overview
            17.2.2.2    Product Portfolio
            17.2.2.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            17.2.2.4    Certifications
        17.2.3    Nippon Steel Corporation 
            17.2.3.1    Company Overview
            17.2.3.2    Product Portfolio
            17.2.3.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            17.2.3.4    Certifications
        17.2.4    Outokumpu Oyj  
            17.2.4.1    Company Overview
            17.2.4.2    Product Portfolio
            17.2.4.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            17.2.4.4    Certifications
        17.2.5    African Industries Group  
            17.2.5.1    Company Overview
            17.2.5.2    Product Portfolio
            17.2.5.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            17.2.5.4    Certifications
        17.2.6    Egyptian Steel Group 
            17.2.6.1    Company Overview
            17.2.6.2    Product Portfolio
            17.2.6.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            17.2.6.4    Certifications
        17.2.7    El Marakby Steel 
            17.2.7.1    Company Overview
            17.2.7.2    Product Portfolio
            17.2.7.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            17.2.7.4    Certifications
        17.2.8    Libyan Iron and Steel Company 
            17.2.8.1    Company Overview
            17.2.8.2    Product Portfolio
            17.2.8.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            17.2.8.4    Certifications
        17.2.9    Others
18    Key Trends and Developments in the Market

 

List of Key Figures and Tables

1.    Global Pacific Steel Market: Key Industry Highlights, 2018 and 2032
2.    Africa Steel Market: Key Industry Highlights, 2018 and 2032
3.    Africa Steel Historical Market: Breakup by Product (USD Million Tons), 2018-2023
4.    Africa Steel Market Forecast: Breakup by Product (USD Million Tons), 2024-2032
5.    Africa Steel Historical Market: Breakup by Type (USD Million Tons), 2018-2023
6.    Africa Steel Market Forecast: Breakup by Type (USD Million Tons), 2024-2032
7.    Africa Steel Historical Market: Breakup by Application (USD Million Tons), 2018-2023
8.    Africa Steel Market Forecast: Breakup by Application (USD Million Tons), 2024-2032
9.    Africa Steel Historical Market: Breakup by Country (USD Million Tons), 2018-2023
10.    Africa Steel Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (USD Million Tons), 2024-2032
11.    Major Exporting Countries by Value
12.    Major Importing Countries by Value
13.    Major Exporting Countries by Volume
14.    Major Importing Countries by Volume
15.    Africa Steel Market Structure

Key Questions Answered in the Report

In 2023, the market reached an approximate volume of 39.49 million tons.

The market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 3.10% between 2024 and 2032.

The market is estimated to witness a healthy growth in the forecast period of 2024-2032 to reach 51.86 million tons by 2032.

The growing construction industry, rapid urbanisation and industrialisation, and diversification of steel applications are major market drivers.

Key trends aiding market expansion include the increased attention to locally produced steel, expansion of steel manufacturers in the region, and development of steel alloys for improved properties.

Countries considered in the market are Egypt, South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Tanzania, Morocco, and Namibia, among others.

Steel is an alloy of iron and carbon which offers properties like tensile strength, yield strength, malleability, and toughness.

The different types of steel in the market are carbon steel, alloy steel, stainless steel, and tool steel.

The various application of steel in the market are construction, mechanical engineering, automotive, metalware, domestic appliances and agricultural, among others.

Key players in the market are African Industries Group, Egyptian Steel Group, Nippon Steel Corporation, POSCO Co., Ltd., Acerinox S.A., Outokumpu Oyj, El Marakby Steel, Suez Steel Company, and The Libyan Iron & Steel Company, among others.

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