Russia: metal output in 2018

In 2018 Russia produced 61.6 million tons of rolled metal, up by 1.9% YoY. In December 2018 output dropped by 1.2% YoY, but grew by 6.8% MoM. According to the Federal Service of State Statistics, pig iron manufacture fell by 0.6% YoY, to 51.8 million tons. December 2018 saw the increase in output by 2.6%…

Ukraine: pipe exports up in 2018

In 2018 steel pipe exports grew by 29.9% YoY, to $737.852 million, while imports – by 50.5%, to $181.471 million. According to the State Fiscal Service, in December 2018 pipe exports dropped by 1.1% YoY, to $56.405 million, while imports increased by 47.4%, to $19.572 million. US were the largest importer of steel pipes in…