Ukraine: scrap now exported to Belarus

In June, Ukraine for the first time exported ferrous scrap to Belarus. According to Ukrmetallurgprom president Aleksander Kalenkov, BMZ was probably the customer. Even though the export volumes to Belarus are small, they are symbolic nevertheless. “Turkey and Transnistria are traditional buyers of Ukrainian scrap. With the latter being a Russian enclave receiving energy resources…

Ukraine: AMKR supports temporarily scrap export ban

ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih supports the imposition of a ferrous scrap export ban until the end of 2023. According to the company CEO Mauro Longobardo, the main buyers of Ukrainian scrap are Turkish metal plants. Using cheaper raw materials from Ukraine they later create competition for Ukrainian companies on their own market. “Scrap goes to Turkey,…

Ukraine: scrap export up in H1 2021

In January-June, Ukraine increased export of ferrous scrap 13.7-fold YoY, to 230.97 thousand tons, including 84.63 thousand tons in June. According to the State Customs Service, in monetary terms exports have grown 19.2-fold, to $82.86 million. Imports went up by 36.6%, to 12.55 thousand tons valued at $22.331 million, up 2.1-fold. The main suppliers were…

Ukraine: scrap procurement up in H1 2021

In January-June, Ukraine procured 1.97 million tons of scrap, up by 42.2% YoY. The growth was due to high purchasing prices and the activity of exporters. Deliveries to metal companies went up by 26.3%, to 1653.3 thousand tons. Exports amounted to 230.9 thousand tons, up almost 14-fold YoY. Imports totaled 12.6 thousand tons, up by…

Ukraine: scrap procurement up in January-May 2021

In January-May, Ukraine procured 1.57 million tons of scrap, up by 35.1% YoY. The growth was due to high purchasing prices of metal companies, as well as increasing activity of exporters. Metal companies received 1354.9 thousand tons of scrap, up by 23.6%. Scrap stocks are estimated at 140-145 thousand tons. Exports amounted to 146.3 thousand…

Ukraine: scrap export up in January-April 2021

In January-April, Ukraine exported 86.98 thousand tons of ferrous scrap (including 37.87 thousand tons in April), up 7.5-fold YoY, valued at $30.7 million, up 10-fold. According to the State Customs Service, imports grew by 36.1%, to 7.76 thousand tons valued at $13.01 million, up 2.1-fold. The main suppliers were Turkey (61.77% in monetary terms), Russia…