In January-June Russia produced 29.7 million tons of rolled metal, down by 600 thousand tons YoY.
Rolled sections output dropped by 3.8% YoY, to 9 million tons, while hot-rolled sheet manufacture increased by 1.3%, to 13.7 million tons. At the same time cold-rolled sheet output fell by 5.4% YoY, to 9.8 million tons. Billets for export manufacture remained on the last year levels: 6.9 million tons.
Steel pipe output dropped by 10%, to 5.1 million tons, with electric-welded pipes down by 30%, to 1.4 million tons. (Ukrainian metal)
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