In January-April Ukraine increased metal exports by 4.6% YoY, to 5.159 million tons.
In addition, 6.181 million tons of rolled metal were produced, with 5.16 million exported, or 83.5%. In January-April 2017 the share of exports was 81.7%.
The share of semi-finished products in the exports volume was 43.9%, up from 40.3%. Flat rolled metal was 32.9% vs 33.5%, while the share of the long rolled metal dropped to 23.2% from 26.2%.
In 4 months local market received 1.423 million tons of rolled metal, including 401 thousand tons, or 28.2%, of imported metal, as opposed to 1.436 million tons, 331.5 thousand tons and 23.1% in January-April 2017 respectively. (Ukrainian metal)