Ukraine: metal companies increase rolled metal consumption

In January-August Ukrainian companies increased rolled metal consumption by 4.64% YoY, to 3.137 million UAH.

According to statistics, 948.5 thousand tons were imported.

Imports increased by 14.62%. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: 84.6% of rolled metal produced exported in H1 2018

In January-June Ukraine exported 7.82 million tons of rolled metal, or 84.6% of all the metal manufacture, almost on par with H1 2017 level.

Semi-finished products accounted for 44.9%, up from 41.2%.

Flat rolled metal was 33.3% against 33.9% last year.

Bars’ share dropped to 21.8% from 24.9%. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: rolled metal deliveries from Ukraine up in May 2018

In May, according to the customs statistics, Russia imported 91.9 thousand tons of bars and sections from Ukraine, up 1.8-fold YoY.

In January-May imports totaled 485.6 thousand tons, up 2-fold YoY.

This also represents some 75% of the total Russian imports of bars and sections. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: rolled metal consumption to grow in 2018

The rolled metal consumption is expected to grow by 3-3.5% in 2018. According to Denis Dyatlov, MMK Trading House director, consumption will grow in car manufacture and machine-building, and will remain on the same level in pipe industry. Unfortunately, the construction industry shows negative results. In January-April rolled metal consumption dropped by 2%. This year…

Russia: flat rolled metal exports up in January 2018

In January Russia exported 711.6 thousand tons of flat unalloyed rolled metal, up by 1.6% MoM and by 17.8% YoY.

According to the customs statistics, revenue grew by 3.5% MoM and by 41% YoY, to $421 million.

The largest importer in January was Turkey (23.4%), followed by Iran (7.4%) and Poland (6.8%). (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: railroad deliveries of rolled metal to construction companies down in August 2017

In August direct supplies of rolled steel to housing-construction and ferroconcrete structures manufacturing companies totaled 19.2 thousand tons, up by 2.9% MoM, but down by 15.2% YoY. According to the railroad statistics, in July the indexes were +5.2% and –30% respectively, and in June –37.2% and –3.4%. In January-August construction companies received 180 thousand tons…

Russia: new cold-rolled sheet standard to be implemented in 2018

According to the Federal Agency on technical regulation and metrology (Rosstandart), the GOST R 52146-2003 “The cold-rolled sheet and cold-rolled dip-galvanized sheet with polymer coating from continuous lines. Technical conditions” has been terminated, and a new standard GOST 34180-2017 “Cold-rolled steel sheet and cold-rolled dip-galvanized sheet with polymer coating from continuous lines. Technical conditions” has…