News Industry metal consumption 15 February 2021
Ukraine consumed 4.7 million tons of rolled products over the year
In 2020, Ukraine’s steelmaking companies increased domestic consumption of rolled products by 4.4% to 4.7 million tons against 2019, according to Ukrmetallurgprom citing ETR-Spektr LLC.
The share of imports in the total volume of Ukraine’s rolled products market was 1.23 million tons, or 25.4%. This is 5.2% down from the previous year.
Domestic market for rolled products in 2016–2020, thsd t
|Rolled products, total, thsd t||4840||5047||5394||4697,3||4903,9|
|Ukraine-made products, thsd t||3784||3745||3952||3278||3676|
|Imported products, thsd t||1056||1302||1442||1419,3||1227,9|
|Imported products, %||21,8||25,8||26,7||30,2||25,4|
|Domestic market, %||–||4,3||6,9||-12,9||4,4|
The share of flat products in total imports increased and exceeded that of rolled sections, 55.84% and 42.93% respectively.
The main sources of Ukraine’s imports of rolled products were:
- CIS — 38.5%,
- EU — 24.5%,
- Asia — 20.5%.
As GMK Center reported earlier, in 2019, Ukraine cut domestic consumption of rolled products by 13.1% to 4.7 million tons against the previous year. The share of imports increased by 1.6% y-o-y.