Ukraine has risen in the ranking of steel producers

Украина поднялась в рейтинге производителей стали

Ukrainian metallurgical enterprises produced 1,711 million tonnes of steel in June

In the June 2018 year compared to June of last year the Ukrainian steelmakers increased steel production by 7.5% to 1,711 million tons.

Ukrainian steelmakers in June 2018, compared with June last year, steel production increased by 7.5% to 1,711 million tonnes, up with 14 to 12th place in the list of world manufacturers of these products. This was announced by the global Association of steel producers (World Steel Association), reports on Thursday, July 26, UNIAN reports.

Noted that in January-June Ukraine’s steel production increased compared to the same period in 2017 by 1.5% to 10,391 million tonnes, up with 13 to 12th place in the world ranking of steel producers.

According to the report, in June, the leadership in the ranking is traditionally kept China with the increase of 80,196 million tons (growth by 7.5% by June 2017).

Next countries in the top ten is as follows: Japan (of 8.76 million tons, +4.2 percent), India (8,739 million tons, +7,4%), USA (6,847 million tons, +0.8%) is of South Korea (6,122 million tons, +3,2%), RF (6.12 million tons, +8,9%), Germany (3.77 m tonnes, +4,6%), Turkey (3,043 million tonnes, +0.7 percent), Brazil (2,59 million tons, down 2.2 percent) and Italy (2,135 million tons, +1.5 percent).

Overall, the June 2018 year compared to June last year, 64 countries included in the rating WSA, steel production increased by 5.8% to 151,379 million tons. And six months of 2018 in comparison with the same period in 2017, they steel production increased overall by 4.6% to 881,455 million tons.

We will remind, earlier Kiev asked the US to lift tariffs on steel and aluminum.

Later it became known that Ukraine may exclude from the scope of the duties of the US steel and aluminium.

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