The general manager of El Hadjar steel complex, Lotfi Manaa, said, “In 2022, Sider El Hadjar plans to export no less than 200,000 tonnes of steel products”.
He added, “For the current year, we expect to export 100,000 tonnes of galvanized coils, hot and cold rolled coils, billets, slabs, as well as 100,000 tonnes of pig iron, broken iron, and slags. During the previous year, Sider El Hadjar exported all products combined the equivalent of 150,578.27 tonnes, an increase of 50,000 tonnes more in 2022”.
“Sider El Hadjar shipped the equivalent of $71 million worth of steel products to Spain, Italy, Turkey, Egypt, Syria, and Tunisia. During the same period of 2020, only $25.7 million of the same products were exported to China, Pakistan, Spain, Italy, and Egypt,” said Lotfi Manaa.
Referring to the indebtedness of Sider El Hadjar vis-à-vis its suppliers, the General Manager of the steel complex indicated that it currently stands at 28.85 billion dinars. However, in 2021, Sider El Hadjar settled nearly 50 billion dinars in debt; in December, 303 million dinars for Sonelgaz and another 250 million for the mines of Boukhadra and Ouenza (Tébessa ),” said the same official.