In 2017 Ukraine will consume 4.6 million tons of steel, up by 7% YoY.
“We see activity increase in construction, agriculture and machine-building. So we expect steel consumption to increase by 5-10%, by 7% on average”, Metinvest marketing director Roman Kurashev said.
Construction and machine-building will become the main drivers behind the consumption growth.
In 2016 the company expected consumption to grow by 30%.
“But it will be smaller – around 25%, at 4.4 million tons”, he said. (Ukrainian metal)