During 10 months of 2020, metallurgical enterprises of Ukraine produced 15.17 million tons of rolled metal, which amounted to 3.4% compared to the same period in 2019, of which about 12.58 million tons or 82.9% were exported. For the same period last year, the share of exports was about 83.2% or 12.92 million tons, with a total production of 15.54 million tons of rolled metal.
The share of semi-finished products in export deliveries for 10 months of 2020 is 51.03%, which is noticeably higher than the indicator for the period January-October 2019 (47.02%). The share of flat products in export deliveries for 10 months of 2020 is slightly lower than the indicator for the same period in 2019 (32.08% and 33.45%, respectively). The share of long products in export deliveries for 10 months of 2020 is noticeably inferior to the indicator for the same period in 2019 (16.88% in 2020 against 19.53% in 2019).
In January-October 2020, 3.619 million tons of rolled metal were sold in the domestic market, of which 1.028 million tons, or 28.4%, were imports. For the same period in 2019, the capacity of the domestic market reached 3.83 million tons, of which 1217.4 thousand tons or 31.8% were imported. Consequently, for 10 months of 2020, there is a decrease in sales in the domestic market by 5.6% compared to January-October 2019, with a simultaneous decrease in the share of the import component by 3.4%.
The structure of imports for 10 months of 2020 is characterized by the domination of flat products over long products (56.38% and 42.44%, respectively); in the same period of 2019, the dominance of flat products over long products was more noticeable (56.89% and 40.12%, respectively).
The main export markets of Ukrainian metal products in January-October 2020, according to ETR-Spektr, are the countries of the European Union (28.9%), Asia (14.8%) and the rest of Europe (14.1%).
Among metallurgical importers for 10 months of 2020, the first place is occupied by the CIS (36.2%), the second is the EU-28 (25.1%), and the third is the countries of Asia (21.3%).