Davis Index: Market Intelligence for the Global Metals and Recycled Materials Markets

Steel output of NLMK Group’s declined by 10pc in 2019 from the prior year amid major repairs at NLMK Lipetsk blast furnace and steelmaking operations, and a decrease in output at NLMK Russia Long Products in response to low demand for billets in the export markets.


NLMKGroup output 
Production (mn  mt)Q4 2018Q4 2019YoY
Merchant pig iron0.20.3-64%
Merchant slabs1.41.1-20%
Flat steel2.02.1-1%
Merchant billets0.20.0-95%
Long products0.50.52%
Total products4.54.0-14%

Finished steel sales grew by 3pc to 11.1mn mt, as shipments of flat and long products increased in H1 2019 from the prior year. Sales to ‘home’ markets hit an all-time high of 11.4mn mt up by 7pc from the prior year amid increase in demand for flat and long products in Russia, while sales in the US were down by 3pc from the prior year as demand for uncoated steel declined.

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