According to the Ukrmetallurgprom Association of Enterprises (OP), for 8 months of 2020, Ukrainian metallurgical enterprises produced 12.28 million tons of rolled metal, of which, according to ETR-Spectr LLC, about 10.12 million tons were exported, or 82.4%. In the same period in 2019, the share of exports amounted to 85.0% (10.64 million tons with a total production of 12.52 million tons of rolled metal).
The share of semi-finished products in export deliveries for 8 months of 2020 accounted for 50.44%, which is significantly higher than the indicator for the period January-August 2019 (45.78%). The share of flat products in export deliveries for 8 months of 2020 is slightly lower than the indicator for the same period in 2019 (32.13% and 33.65%, respectively). The share of long products in export supplies for 8 months of 2020 (17.43%) is noticeably inferior to the indicator for the same period of 2019 (20.58%).
In January-August 2020, the capacity of the domestic market amounted to 2 million 921.6 thousand tons of rolled metal, of which 762.6 thousand tons, or 26.1%, were imports. For the same period in 2019, the capacity of the domestic market was 2 million 830.4 thousand tons, of which 953.4 thousand tons or 36.7% were imported. Thus, for 8 months of 2020, there is an increase in the capacity of the domestic market for rolled metal products by 3.2% compared to January-August 2019, while the share of the import component has decreased by 7.6%.
The structure of imports for 8 months of 2020 is characterized by the domination of flat products over long products (56.05% and 42.67%, respectively); in the same period in 2019, the dominance of flat products over long products was more noticeable (55.44% and 40.94%, respectively).
The main export markets of Ukrainian metal products in January-August 2020, according to ETR-Spectr, are the countries of the European Union (27.4%), Asia (16.5%) and other European countries (13.3 %).
Among metallurgical importers for 8 months of 2020, the first place is taken by the CIS (35.9%), the second by the EU-28 (25.8%), and the third by Asian countries (20.8%).