Ukraine: scrap export up in 2021

In 2021, Ukraine increased scrap export 17.2-fold YoY, to 615.7 thousand tons valued at $238.9 million, up 25.2-fold. According to the customs statistics, in December 2021, exports grew 28.7-fold, to $27 million, and 23.6-fold, to 68.2 thousand tons. The main customer was Turkey (84.85%), followed by Romania (6.7%) and Poland (3.45%). Imports in 2021 dropped…

Ukraine: scrap procurement up in 2021

In 2021, Ukraine procured 4.136 million tons of scrap, up by 34.6% YoY. According to the UAVtormet Association, scrap deliveries to metal companies grew by 15%, to 3.323 million tons. Exports went up 17-fold, to 615.7 thousand tons, while import dropped by 12.8%, to 23 thousand tons. As of January 1, scrap reserves amounted to…

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…