According to the Ukrainian Association of Metal Traders in January Ukraine’s large and medium steel trading companies purchased about 79,192 tons of rolled steel products, including purchases from local mills and also imports up by 14% YoY.
In the first month of the current year the main local steel traders decreased their imports of rolled steel products by 4.1% YoY to 6,675 tons.
Meanwhile, the main domestic suppliers of rolled steel products to Ukrainian trading companies were Zaporozhstal, Azovstal and ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih with the deliveries in January amounting to 14,848 tons, 14,506 tons and 13,522 tons respectively.
In December 2009 local trading companies purchased 110,293 tons of rolled steel products, including 101,858 tons from domestic steelmakers and 8,435 tons of imports. (SteelOrbis)
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