During the first half of 2021, the volume of procurement of scrap metal in Ukraine increased significantly. According to the association UAVtormet , in January - June of the current In 2007, scrap collectors of the country collected 1.97 million tons of scrap metal, which is 42.2% more than in the same period last year.
The association explained that this trend is due to the high purchase prices of metallurgical enterprises, which were observed in the Ukrainian and world markets during the second quarter of this year, as well as activation by exporters.
Scrap metal supplies to Ukrainian metallurgical plants in January-June 2021 increased by 26.3% compared to the same period of the previous year (up to 1,653.3 thousand tons). Technological stocks of scrap metal at enterprises are estimated at no less than 120.0-125.0 thousand tons.
Exports of scrap metal in the first half of 2021 amounted to 230.9 thousand tons, which is almost fourteen times higher than the volumes shipped abroad in January-June 202 (16.8 thousand tons).
Imports of scrap metal in the same period amounted to 12.6 thousand tons, which is significantly higher than last year's figure, when 9.2 thousand tons of scrap metal were imported (+ 36.6%).