During 4 months of 2020, metallurgical enterprises of Ukraine produced 5.970000 million tons of rolled metal, which is 3.4% lower compared to the same period in 2019. More than 84% or 5.05 million tons were exported. For the same period in 2019, the share of exports was about 86.4%.
The share of semi-finished products in export deliveries for 4 months of 2020 is 50.80%, which is significantly higher than the indicator for the period January-April 2019 (44.64%). The share of flat rolled metal in export supplies for 4 months of 2020 is noticeably lower than the indicator for the same period in 2019 (32.10% and 35.30%, respectively). The same picture is observed in relation to long products – 17.10% for 4 months of 2020 versus 20.06% for 4 months of 2019.
In January-April 2020, 1266.1 thousand tons of rolled metal were supplied to domestic consumers, of which 341.1 thousand tons or 26.9% were imports. For the same period in 2019, the domestic market consumed 1254.4 thousand tons, of which 412.4 thousand tons or 32.9% were imported. Thus, for 4 months of 2020, the increase in consumption of rolled metal in the domestic market relative to January-April 2019 is 0.94%, with a simultaneous reduction in the share of the import component by 5.9%.
The import structure for 4 months of 2020 is characterized by a noticeable domination of long products over flat products (50.39% and 47.52%, respectively); in the same period of 2019, flat products dominated over long products (54.6% and 39.16%, respectively).
The main export markets of Ukrainian metal products in January-April 2020 are the countries of the European Union (31.0%), the rest of Europe (14.5%) and Africa (13.2%).
Among metallurgical importers for 4 months of this year, the CIS ranks first (44.6%), the EU-28 ranks second (25.2%), and other European countries (14.9%) rank third.