35,32 $/bar. 71,88 $/rub. 78,44 €/rub. Ni cash 12124 $/tn Ni 3 months. 12199 $/tn LME Ni 233850 tn Ni average 12128 $/tn Charge Cr 1,14 $/lb
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Russian stainless steel imports in ½ 2019

According to an estimate by SpetsStal Association, the volume of Russian stainless steel import in the first half of 2019, if compared to the same period of 2018, decreased by 4.6% to 159.50 thousand tons.
Imports of flat-rolled products decreased by 11.6% and slabs/ingots - by 50.2%.

Imports of bars/rods products increased by 5.1%, seamless tubes - by 40.5%, welded tubes – by 23.5%, wire – by 62.9% and fittings/flanges – by 15.4%.

Expenses of Russian importers decreased by 5.9% to 489.17 Mill US dollars.

The following countries took a leadership in stainless steel supplies to Russia in the first half of 2019: China with a share of 39.0% out of the whole imports (in ½ 2018 – 40.4%), India – 10.5% (6.6%), Taiwan – 9.3% (12.6%), South Korea – 6.0% (6.4%) and Ukraine – 5.2% (4.5%).

Out of the top 5 countries, China decreased stainless steel supplies to Russia by 8.0% to 62.22 thousand tons, Taiwan - by 29.8% to 14.80 thousand tons and South Korea – by 11.5% to 9.50 thousand tons.
India increased stainless steel supplies to Russia by 50.9% to 16.75 thousand tons and Ukraine - by 9.4% to 8.26 thousand tons.

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