The Federal Customs Service (FCS) of Russia has summed up the July volume of import of flat-rolled products of stainless grades of metal. According to reports from staff structure for the period after the Russian border officially passed 13 thousand tons of this production, which is almost 28% more than in June. However, when compared with the same period in 2011, imports of stainless steel sheet decreased in July this year, the metal in this category were imported by 6% less than in Russia.
At about the same dynamics and demonstrated the overall figures for the last 7 months: in 2012 they were at 5% «modestly» from last year (79.3 thousand tons in January-July of 2011 against 75.3 thousand tons of this.). However, despite the decline in foreign sales volumes in Russia in recent years, compared with the earlier period (2006−2010 GG), the share of imported stainless steel in the market of the country remains high.
The main foreign suppliers of the Russian Federation on the stainless steel sheet — China, Spain and South Korea (which account for more than half of total imports). So from the beginning of the year about 30 thousand. Tonnes of flat stainless steel imported into Russia by foreign suppliers of metal and Chinese manufacturers about 14 ths. Tons during that time imported into the country (approximately equal proportions), Spanish and Korean steelmakers.