Ezz Steel eyes raising exports by 30pct in 2017

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Egyptian steel maker Al Ezz Steel Rebars (Ezz Steel) aims at raising exports volume by 30 percent within 2017, Sales Manager Samir Noaman told Amwal Al Ghad on Tuesday.

The official added that Ezz Steel’s exports are expected to exceed one million tonnes since the volume of company’s sales and business volume reached around 3.1 million tonnes in 2016.

The official noted that production and sales volumes are not expected to increase in 2017 due to the hike in steel prices that exceeded 10,000 pounds per ton, leading the demand on steel as well as citizens’ purchase power to decline.

Moreover, Noaman clarified that the rise in production cost and steel prices after government’s move to float Egyptian pound exchange rate would lead steel firms to increase their operating capitals.

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