Metinvest Group forecasts the growth of metal consumption on the domestic market at 8%.
“In 2017 the domestic demand grew by 5-6%. This year we expect it at the level of 8%. We hope that the infrastructure construction and metal processing provide for the growth”, Metinvest sales director Dmitry Nikolayenko said.
Last year the group increased delivery of sheet to the Ukrainian market.
“Alchevsk Iron and Steel Works halted, so we took its positions”, he added.
Because of cooperation with Module-Ukraine and Unisteel, Metinvest was able to increase sales of flat rolled metal without coating by 5% and 2% respectively. (Ukrainian metal)