In January-October 2018, Ukrainian enterprises reduced the export of ferrous scrap by 18.5% compared to the same period in 2017 - to 316,196 thousand tons, Interfax-Ukraine reports.
Based on the submitted import licenses, imports of flat rolled steel in the USA in October 2018 increased by 2% to 856 thousand short tons against 837 thousand short tons a month earlier. In the designated month, the largest increase in the supply of hot-dip galvanized steel coils was observed from the UAE and Turkey. Growth in imports of plate from South Korea was also noted.
In January-September 2018, about 1.51 million tons of stainless steel metal products were imported into the territory of the People's Republic of China. The increase in volumes compared to the same period last year - 0.777 million tons, or 105.7%. The key direction of import of steel supplies of stainless products from Indonesia, follows from the official data of Chinese customs.
According to the National Bureau of Statistics of China, in September, the volume of primary aluminum smelting in the country amounted to 2.79 million tons, which was the lowest figure since May of this year. Nevertheless, the volume of September production exceeded the level of the same month a year ago by 7.1%. The average daily smelting, which reached 93.0 thousand tons in September, turned out to be slightly more than in August (91.6 thousand tons).