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Ukraine consumed 2.25 million tons of rolled products in H1

In January–June 2021, Ukraine ramped up domestic consumption of rolled products by 5.6% to 2.25 million tons y-o-y, according to Ukrmetallurgprom citing the V.S.K. Group.

The share of imports in the total volume of Ukraine’s rolled products market accounted for 20.78%, or 468.6 thousand tons, 11.9% down from the previous year.

The share of rolled products in the total imports increased and exceeded the share of rolled sections, 55.61% and 42.15% respectively.

The main sources of Ukraine’s imports of rolled products were:

  • CIS — 42.5%;
  • EU — 22.9%;
  • Asia — 17.9%.

In 2020, Ukraine increased domestic consumption of rolled products by 4.4% to 4.7 million tons against 2019. The share of imports declined by 5.2%, y-o-y.