MOSCOW Major Russian
steelmakers export sales declined in April while domestic
sales grew slightly, not-for-profit industry organization
Russian Steel said May 21.
The changes came amid weak
markets both at home and abroad, but with almost no reductions
in production volumes.
steelmakers exported a combined 1.64 million tonnes of rolled
productsincluding slab, billet, flat-rolled steel and
long steel productsin April, down 16 percent year on year
and 15 below levels seen in March.
Combined domestic rolled product
sales volumes were 2.84 million tonnes in April, up 3 percent
both year on year and month on month.
Russian Steel collects
production and sales data from such member companies as Evraz
Group SA, Novolipetsk Steel (NLMK), Magnitogorsk Iron &
Steel Works (MMK), Mechel OAO and Metalloinvest Holding Co.
A version of this article
was first published by AMM sister publication Steel