In July 2021, Ukraine’s steelmaking companies increased production of steel by 6.9%, to 1.87 million tons against July 2020, according to the updated statistics of Ukrmetallurgprom.
Specifically, in July Ukrainian steel companies produced:
- 2.97 million tons of sinter ore (6.8% up from July 2020);
- 830 thousand tons of coke (+1.2%);
- 1.88 million tons of pig iron (+6.8%);
- 1.7 million tons of rolled products (+4.9%);
- 90 thousand tons of pipes and tubes (+50%).
Production of rolled products in January–July increased by 6.4% to 11.33 million tons against the same period of 2020.
In 7M, Ukrainian steel companies produced:
- 19.93 million tons of sinter ore (+7.6% against January–July 2020);
- 5.75 million tons of coke (+2%);
- 12.65 million tons of pig iron (+7.8%);
- 12.73 million tons of steel (+7.4%);
- 570 thousand tons of pipes and tubes (+121.2%).
As on 12 August 2021, the main operating production facilities included: 19 out of 21 blast furnaces, 7 out of 8 open-hearth furnaces, 14 out of 16 BOFs, 5 out of 15 electric-arc furnaces, and 16 out of 17 continuous casting machines.
As GMK Center reported earlier, in 2020, Ukrainian mining & metals companies decreased steel production by 1.1% to 20.62 million tons, while production of pig iron increased by 1.8% to 20.42 million tons, and rolled products by 1.2% to 18.43 million tons against 2019.
In Q2 2021, apparent production of steel structures in Ukraine increased by 34% to 37.8 thousand tons compared to Q2 of the previous year, according to the preliminary statistics of the Ukrainian Steel Construction Center (USCC).
USCC reports an increase in the number of companies with the output of over 5 thousand tons. The number of companies with the output below 2 thousand tons has reduced by one producer.
In April–June 2021, apparent consumption of steel structures grew by 33% to 36 thousand tons compared to Q2 of the previous year.
Exports of steel structures over this period increased by 20% to 6.5 thousand tons compared with the period from April to June 2020. Steel structures used in general construction accounted for 95% of total exports.
As reported earlier, in 2020, according to preliminary data, production of steel structures increased by 6.5% to 147 thousand tons y-o-y. Consumption increased by 10% to 149 thousand tons.
In July 2021, Ukraine increased pipes exports by 39.2% to 65.9 thousand tons compared to July 2020. In monetary terms, pipes exports increased by 79.5% to $88.9 million, according to the customs statistics.
In January–July, pipe companies increased exports of their products by 17.4%, to 331.2 thousand tons against the same period in 2020, and revenues from pipes exports grew by 21.4% to $389.7 million.
In 7M, the share of seamless pipes in Ukraine’s exports was the largest and accounted for 250.7 thousand tons worth $315.3 million. In addition, Ukraine sold 77.6 thousand tons of other pipes and tubes worth $69.5 million.
The main export markets for Ukraine-made seamless pipes and tubes were Germany, the U.S. and Russia. Poland bought more than a half of other pipes and tunes and hollow sections.
As reported earlier, in 2020, Ukraine’s pipes export revenues decreased by 22% to $521.9 million against 2019. In physical terms, exports dropped by 22.8% to 473.1 thousand tons.
The main producers of pipes in Ukraine are Interpipe NIKO TUBE LLC, Interpipe NTRP, DMZ Kominmet, Ilyich Iron and Steel Works of Mariupol, Interpipe NMPP, Trubostal, Centravis, Dnipropetrovsk Pipe Plant and Slavsant.