In January-June, Russia decreased export of ferrous metals by 8.6%

In January-June of 2013, Russian enterprises decreased the export of ferrous metals by 8.6% to 18.342 million tons as compared with the same period of 2012; at the same time, the export of steel pipes from the non-CIS countries grew more than 2 times, the Federal Customs Service reports.

The decrease of the ferrous metals export takes place because of the reorientation of the main producers to the domestic market.

Besides, in January-June of 2013 Russia increased the import of ferrous metals by 6.9% to 3.164 million tons, and steel pipes by 23.2% to 487.8 thousand tons as compared with the same period of 2012. In January-June, the ferrous metals import in money terms fell by 2.3% to $2.886 billion, and the import of steel pipes grew by 24.5% to $877 million.

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