For two months of 2021, Ukrainian metallurgists have reduced the export of rolled metal by 170 thousand tons. According to data OP Ukrmetallurgprom, in January-February 2021 Ukrainian metallurgical enterprises produced 3.15 million tons of rolled metal (100.3% compared to January-February 2020), of which about 2.49 million tons, or 79.2 %.
In the same period last year, the share of exports amounted to 84.7% (2.66 million tons with a total production of 3.14 million tons of rolled metal).
The main export markets of Ukrainian metal products in January-February 2021, according to V.S.K. GROUP, are the countries of the European Union (29.9%), other European countries (23.5%) and the Middle East (9.9%).
The share of semi-finished products in export deliveries for two months of 2021 accounted for 48.84%, which is slightly lower than the indicator for the same period in 2020 (50.34%). The share of flat products in export deliveries in January-February 2021 is noticeably higher than in January-February 2020 (35.97% and 30.55%, respectively). The share of long products in export deliveries in January-February 2021 is noticeably inferior to the indicator for the same period in 2020 (15.20% in 2021 versus 19.11% in 2020).
The capacity of the domestic rolled metal market increased by 18.7% in January-February 2021, the share of the import component decreased by almost 11 percentage points. So, in January-February 2021, the capacity of the domestic market amounted to 766.0 thousand tons of rolled metal, of which 110.0 thousand tons, or 14.4% were imports.
Last year, in January-February 2020, the capacity of the domestic market was 645.3 thousand tons, of which 163.3 thousand tons, or 25.3%, were imported.