Belarusian steel mill BMZ reinforcement bars exports to African countries grew by 20pc to $11mn in the Jan-Aug 2020 period, according to the company statement.
Total reinforcement bar sales by BMZ stood at 564,000mt, of which exports accounted for 90pc.
BMZ’s top importers were from Russia, Israel, Lithuania, Ukraine, and the United Kingdom. African importers included Senegal, Cote d’Ivoire, Benin, and Ghana. Export revenue in the period amounted to $200mn.
The company’s total steel product exports to 51 countries in the period stood at 1.4mn mt, of which over 50pc was exported to European countries, while 12pc was shipped to African nations.