Production of rolled metal products in Ukraine for 7 months of 2020

During 7 months of 2020, Ukrainian metallurgical enterprises produced 10.65 million tons of rolled metal (96.9% compared to the same period in 2019), of which more than 8.7 million tons, or 82.2%, were exported. In the corresponding period of 2019, the export volume amounted to about 86.5% (9.50 million tons with a total production of 10.98 million tons of rolled metal).

The share of semi-finished products in export deliveries for 7 months of 2020 is 49.31%, which is noticeably higher than the indicator for the period January-July last year (45.49%). The share of flat products in export deliveries for 7 months of 2020 is slightly lower than the indicator for the same period in 2019 (32.71% and 33.92%, respectively). The share of long products in export deliveries for 7 months of 2020 is noticeably inferior to the indicator for the same period in 2019 (17.97% in 2020 versus 20.60% in 2019).

In January-July 2020, the capacity of the domestic market was 2539.4 thousand tons of rolled metal, of which 644.4 thousand tons or 25.4% were imports. For the same period in 2019, the capacity of the domestic market was 2308.7 thousand tons, of which 826.7 thousand tons or 35.8% were imported. Thus, for 7 months of 2020, there is an increase in the capacity of the domestic market by 10% compared to January-July 2019, with a simultaneous reduction in the share of the import component by 10.4%.

The structure of imports for 7 months of 2020 is characterized by the domination of flat products over long products (54.81% and 43.78%, respectively); in the same period of 2019, the dominance of flat products over long products was more significant (54.48% and 41.79%, respectively).

The main export markets of Ukrainian metal products in January-July 2020 are the countries of the European Union (28.4%), Africa (14.1%) and Asia (13.9%).

Among metallurgical importers for 7 months of 2020, the first place is taken by the CIS (35.8%), the second is the EU-28 (25.4%), and the third is the countries of Asia (20.1%).

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