Russia exported 5mn mt of billet during January-April 2021 that is 2pc over 4.9mn mt in the same period of 2020, according to Russian Customs data.
The country’s billet exports in April 2021 increased 35pc at 1.58mn mt compared to 1.2mn mt during the same month a year ago. Exports jumped 79pc this April from 884,976mt in March 2021. Mexico was the main importer with 57pc more shipments in April this year at 431,960mt compared with 274,867mt last year.
Billet exports from Russia to Belgium surged 303pc to 356,346mt in April 2021 compared with 88,526 in the prior year. Taiwan has emerged as a new buyer of Russian billet with 227,283mt shipped out this April.