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UKRAINIAN ENTERPRISES INCREASE CONSUMPTION OF METAL BY 3.26%

Ukrainian enterprises increased the consumption of metal by 3.26% in January-May of this year compared to the same period last year, to 1.66 million tonnes.
According to an Ukrmetallurgprom association press release published on Friday, 434,700 tonnes, or 26.2% of the domestic metal consumption market, were imported in the first five months of the year.
“In January-May 2020, 1.66 million tonnes of rolled metal were delivered to domestic consumers, of which 434,700 tonnes, or 26.2%, were imported. For five months of 2020, there was an increase in the consumption of rolled metal in the domestic market compared to January-May 2019 by 3.26% with a simultaneous decrease in the share of the imported component by 7.6%,” the association said in the press release.
According to Ukrmetallurgprom, in January-May 2020, Ukrainian metal enterprises produced 7.43 million tonnes of rolled metal (93.8% compared to the same period in 2019), of which about 6.21 million tonnes or 83.5% were exported, according to information from ETR-Spectrum LLC.
The share of semi-finished products of export deliveries in January-May 2020 accounted for 49.74%, which exceeds the indicator for the period January-May 2019 (45.38%). The share of flat products of export deliveries in the first five months of 2020 is slightly lower than in the same period in 2019 (32.05% and 34.00%, respectively). The same picture is observed with regard to long products – 18.21% in January-May 2020 compared with 20.62% for the same period in 2019.
The main export markets for Ukrainian metal products in January-May 2020, according to ETR-Spectrum LLC, were the countries of the European Union (31.1%), Africa (14.8%) and other European countries (14.1%).
Among the metallurgical importers in January-May, the CIS was at the first place (39.1%), the EU-28 was the second (26.1%), and the Asian countries third (18.0%).

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UKRAINE CUTS ELECTRICITY CONSUMPTION IN JAN-MARCH

Electricity consumption in Ukraine in January-March 2020, taking into account in-process losses in power grids, fell by 5.6% (by 2.366 billion kWh) compared to January-March 2019, to 39.644 billion kWh, the Ministry of Energy and Environment Protection has told Interfax-Ukraine.
Excluding in-process losses, electricity consumption over the period decreased 3.6% (by 1.179 billion kWh), to 31.965 billion kWh.
The country’s industry, excluding in-process losses, reduced electricity consumption by 5.8%, to 12.429 billion kWh. In particular, metallurgical industry consumed 6.746 billion kWh (9.5% less compared to January-March 2019), fuel industry some 849.9 million kWh (6.6% less), machine building industry some 959.9 million kWh (14.2% less), chemical and petrochemical some 2.029 billion kWh (24.2% more), food and processing some 1.088 billion kWh (1.2% less), construction materials some 483.4 million kWh (2.1% less), and others some 1.283 billion kWh (0.8% down).
In addition, agricultural enterprises consumed 854.8 million kWh (4.2% less), transport some 1.708 billion kWh (6.8% less), and developers some 282.5 million kWh (7.6% down).
In January-March 2020, the country’s population consumed 10.407 billion kWh (0.9% up), households some 4.138 billion kWh (6.7% down), and other non-industrial consumers some 2.145 billion kWh (1.3% down).
The share of industry in total electricity consumption in January-March 2020 fell from 39.8% to 38.9%, and the share of the population grew to 32.6% from 31.1%.
In March 2020, electricity consumption, taking into account in-process losses, decreased by 7% (by 948.2 million kWh) compared to the same month of 2019, to 12.611 billion kWh, excluding in-process losses it fell by 3.9% (417.8 million kWh), to 10.374 billion kWh.

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UKRAINE REDUCES GAS CONSUMPTION BY 7% IN 2019

Ukraine in 2019 reduced consumption of natural gas (excluding in-process losses) by 7% compared to 2018, to 26.4 billion cubic meters.
According to JSC Ukrtransgaz, the use of natural gas for in-process losses by the companies of the Naftogaz group (excluding the volumes of gas distribution network operators, private production companies, etc.) amounted to 3.4 billion cubic meters last year, which is 8% less than in 2018.

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UKRAINE REDUCES ELECTRICITY CONSUMPTION IN JAN-SEPT

Electricity consumption in Ukraine in January-September 2019, taking into account in-process losses, decreased by 0.6% compared to the same period in 2018, to 110.751 billion kWh, the Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry has told Interfax-Ukraine.
Excluding in-process losses, electricity consumption over the period decreased 0.1%, to 89.554 billion kWh.
The country’s industry, excluding in-process losses, reduced electricity consumption by 0.3%, to 38.551 billion kWh. In particular, metallurgical industry consumed 22.063 billion kWh (0.2% less compared to January-September 2018), fuel industry some 2.533 billion kWh (3.4% less), machine building industry some 2.734 billion kWh (8% less), chemical and petrochemical some 2.702 billion kWh (12.8% more), food and processing some 3.295 billion kWh (1.1% more), construction materials some 1.669 billion kWh (0.7% less), while others 3.555 billion kWh (1.4% less).
In addition, agricultural enterprises consumed 2.778 billion kWh (3% down), transport 4.856 billion kWh (4.6% less), and construction 711.1 million kWh (2.9% more).
In January-September 2019, the country’s population consumed 25.937 billion kWh (0.3% less), household consumers some 11.277 billion kWh (0.7% less), and other non-industrial consumers some 5.444 billion kWh (9.4% more).
In January-September 2019, the share of industry in total electricity consumption decreased from 43.1% to 43%, and the share of the population remained at 29%.

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UKRAINE CUTS COAL CONSUMPTION IN JAN-MAY

Ukraine’s thermal power plants (TPP) and combined heat and power plants (CHPP) in January-May 2019 reduced coal consumption by 4.4% (or 498,400 tonnes) compared to the same period in 2018, to 10.71 million tonnes.
According to the Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry, in May 2019, coal consumption at TPPs and CHPPs increased by 1% (or 18,100 tonnes) compared to the same month of 2018, to 1.835 million tonnes.
As reported, consumption of steam coal by TPPs and CHPPs in the country in 2018 increased by 5.7% (1.409 million tonnes) compared with 2017, to 26.22 million tonnes.
The use of gas coal rose by 11.1% (2.74 million tonnes), to 20.813 million tonnes, while that of anthracite decreased by 11% (665,600 tonnes), to 5.408 million tonnes.
The share of anthracite consumption in the total amount of coal consumed by thermal generation plants in 2018 was 20.6% against 24.5% in 2017 and 40.9% in 2016, the figures for gas coal stood at 79.4%, 75.5% and 59.1% respectively.

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UKRAINE RAISES ELECTRICITY CONSUMPTION IN JAN-FEB

Electricity consumption in Ukraine in January and February 2019, taking into account in-process consumption in power grids, increased by 0.7% (by 187.4 million kWh) compared to the same period last year, to 28.442 billion kWh, the Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry has told Interfax-Ukraine.
Without taking into account in-process consumption, electricity consumption in January and February 2019 rose by 0.8% (by 177 million kWh), to 22.332 billion kWh.
The country’s industry, excluding in-process consumption, decreased electricity consumption by 1.9%, to 8.679 billion kWh. Metallurgical industry consumed 4.905 billion kWh (1.1% down compared to January and February 2018), fuel industry some 613.9 million kWh (2.5% less), machine building industry some 781.1 million kWh (1.8% less), chemical and petrochemical sectors some 460.9 million kWh (17.2% less), food and processing industries some 746.4 million kWh (4.6% more), the sector of construction materials some 282.1 million kWh (11.1% less), and others some 889.8 million kWh (1.9% more).
In addition, agricultural enterprises consumed 625.9 million kWh (4.6% more), transport companies some 1.278 billion kWh (0.6% more), and construction enterprises some 216.2 million kWh (8.1% more).
In January and February 2019, the country’s population consumed 7.015 billion kWh (1% up), household consumers some 3.003 billion kWh (0.8% more), and other non-industrial users some 1.516 billion kWh (15.1% more).

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