Metinvest, the largest Ukrainian mining and metallurgical holding, at the end of 2019 took 42nd place in the list of the world’s largest steel producers with a volume of 9.58 million tons, compared to 42nd place in 2018 with a volume 9.37 million tonnes of steel, 42nd place in 2017 with a volume of 9.59 million tonnes, 37th place in 2016 with 10.34 million tonnes of steel, 40th place in 2015 (9.65 million tons) and 33rd place in 2014 (11.18 million tons).
According to the annual collection of world steel producers published by the World Steel Association (Worldsteel), ArcelorMittal remained the largest steel company at the end of last year with a production volume of 97.31 million tons (in 2018 – 96.42 million tons ). Then comes China Baowu Group – 95.47 million tons (67.43 million tons), Nippon Steel with 51.68 million tons (49.22 million tons), HBIS Group with 46.56 million tons (46.8 million tons) and POSCO 43.12 million tonnes (42.86 million tonnes).
In the list of the 50 largest global steel producers at the end of 20198, as well as at the end of 2018, 2017, 2016 , 2015 and 2014, except for Metinvest, there are no Ukrainian companies. The Industrial Union of Donbass Corporation (ISD), which at the end of 2013 was in 44th place with a production volume of 7.9 million tons, at the end of 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. dropped out of the list of leaders.
Among Russian companies, NLMK took 21st place with a volume of 15.61 million tons (at the end of 2018 – 17th place with 17.39 million tons), Evraz group – 28th place with 13.81 million tons (30th place with 13.02 million tons), Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works – 32nd with 12.46 million tons (31st with 12.66 million tons), Severstal – 37- e place from 11.85 million tons (34th place from 12.04 million tons).
According to Worldsteel, Ukraine produced 20.8 million tons of steel in 2019 and took 13th place ( in 2018 – 21.1 million tons, 13th place), the volume of pig iron production amounted to 20.1 million tons (20.6 million tons), while the country exported 2.6 million tons of pig iron last year, apparent consumption of pig iron in Ukraine amounted to 17.5 million tons. Apparent steel consumption in 2019 in Ukraine amounted to 4.8 million tons (4.7 million tons in 2018), while consumption per person reached 108.1 kg (in 2018 – 107.2 kg /person). .
On average in the world in 2019, the apparent consumption of steel amounted to 229.3 kg /person. (224 kg /person), the best performance is 1039 kg /person in South Korea. (1049.6 kg /person), Taiwan 759.8 kg /person. (752.4 kg /person), Czech Republic 673.6 kg /person. (712.6 kg /person), China 632.9 kg /person. (585.6 kg /person), Japan 498.1 kg /person. (514.2 kg /person) and Austria 444.5 kg /person. (470.7 kg /person).
At the end of 2018, Ukraine took the 10th place in the world ranking of the largest steel exporters, having sold 15.6 million tons of steel products on foreign markets (in 2018 – 10th place with 15.1 million tons), first place belongs to China – 63.8 million tons (68.8 million tons), Russia – in 4th place from 29.5 million tons (3rd place from 33 , 3 million tons).
At the same time, in the rating of net exporters, Ukraine took fourth place in the world with a volume of 14 million tons (in 2018 – the fifth place with 13.5 million tons), China with 48.3 million tons (the first with 54.4 million tons), the second – in Japan with 26.7 million tons (the second with 29.8 million tons), and Russia – in third place with 22.7 million tons ( third place with 27 million tons).
The largest importers of metal last year were the EU-28 with 40.2 million tons, excluding interregional trade (in 2018, the EU-28 also ranked first with 44, 9 million tonnes of imports), followed by the United States with 27.1 million tonnes (in 2018 it also ranked second with 31.7 million tonnes).
В in the ranking of net importers at the end of 2019, the United States leads with 19.8 million tons (1st place from 23.1 million tons), Thailand is in second place with 15.1 million tons (it was second from 13.6 million tons) , the EU is in third place with 12.4 million tonnes (it was second with 16.5 million tonnes).
Metinvest is a vertically integrated mining group of companies that manages assets at every link in the production chain from iron ore mining and coal and coke production to the production of semi-finished products and final products from steel, pipe-rolling and coils, as well as the production of other products with high added value. The group consists of mining and metallurgical enterprises located in Ukraine, Europe and the United States and has a sales network covering all key world markets.
The main shareholders of Metinvest are the SCM group (71.24%) and Smart -holding “(23.76%), jointly managing the company.
Metinvest Holding LLC is the managing company of the Metinvest group.