According to the UGMK.INFO rating, in 2011 the largest exporter in the world became China, while Japan has remained the leader in terms of “pure” export. Ukraine, retaining the 6th place in the top 10 exporters (and the third place in terms of surplus), almost caught up with Russia, which last year was noted by 16% of the fall in exports.
In 2011, the position of the largest exporter of steel in the world came China (almost 49 million tons), beating the victim of the Fukushima tragedy in Japan (41 million tons). At the third position – the European Union, the external supply of which increased by 11%, to 36 million tons, at the 4th place with South Korea rose indicator 28.5 million tons (9% compared to 2010), on the 5th, respectively, fell in Russia, whose exports in 2011 fell by almost 5 million tons at the 6th position – Ukraine (24 million tons), in pursuit of which Turkey aspires ambitious which set a goal to reach 20 million standard steel export already in 2012
Rating UGMK.INFO steel exporters-2011, million tons:
Countries
2011
2010
% of change
1
China
48,9
42
15%
2
Japan
41,24
43,4
-5%
3
EU 27
36
32,7
11%
4
South Korea
28,48
23,9
9,3%
5
Russia
24,4
29
-16%
6
Ukraine
24,14
23,8
2%
7
Turkey
15,54
14,8
5,3%
8
USA
13,45
12
12%
9
Brasilia
10,8
8,9
21%
10
Taiwan
8,3
9,8
-16%
According to ISSB, in 2011, the volume of world trade in metal products (including tubes) grew by 6.2% to 292 million tons in the 3rd quarter of last year from 71.9 million tons of global steel trade half (36 8 million tons) fell flat steel, long products sales totaled 14.7 million tons, semi – 11.9 million tons and pipes – 8.5 million tons
Rating UGMK.INFO of leading net exporter of steel in 2011:
Countries
Net export, million tons.
1
Japan
33
2
China
28,4
3
Ukraine
22,3
4
Russia
18,6
5
Brasilia
7,2
6
Taiwan
6,4
7
South Korea
5,7
8
Turkey
4,8
9
EU 27
2
CIS
Russian steel exports in 2011, according to the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation, have declined by 16%, to 24.4 million tons, while imports increased by 21.5%, to 5.8 million tons. Thus, net exports declined to 18.6 million tons including, semi- finished goods deliveries abroad decreased by 19%, to 12.9 million tons of flat products – by 11%, to 8.6 million tons of long-16 , 5%, to 2.9 million tons.
Imports to Russia rose by 21.5%, to 5.8 million tons including, flat products increased by 13% to 3.5 million tons of long – by 37%, to 2.3 million tons.
Ukrainian metallurgical enterprises in 2011, increased exports of steel products by 2% to 24.14 million tons. When imports rose by 10% to 1.84 million tons, and a positive trade balance amounted to 22.34 million tons.
Last year, Ukraine has reduced export semi-finished goods 5% to 10.81 million tons, including, billets – 13%, to 5.14 million tons, while the supply of slabs rose by 1.6% to 5.572 million tons.
In 2011, Ukrainian steelmakers have reduced exports of long products by 0.1%, to 5.77 million tons, including exports valves – by 7% to 2.25 million tons, rods – 4, 6% to 1.7 million tons of flat steel deliveries last year rose 15% to 7.56 million tons, including an increase in exports of the c / c rolled by 15% to 6.52 million tons, c/k rolled steel products – by 11%, to 0.9 million tons.
According to ISSB, the 3rd largest exporter in the CIS remained Kazakhstan, external supply of which in 2011 decreased by 11%, to 2.5 million tons of steel exports from Belarus increased by 6% to 1.8 million tons.

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