In the first half of the year 2019 Severstal Distribution Group (distribution network of Severstal Russian Steel Division) increased steel product sales volume by 13 % compared to the same period in 2018, having shipped 1.3 million tons of steel products to the customers. In 2019 over the first six months 22% of Severstal Russian Steel rolled steel products were sold via the distribution network.
AO Severstal Distribution increased the volume of rolled steel products supplied to Russia by more than 25% – up to 550 thousand tons of steel products.
“For a Russian business unit the first six months of this year have become record-breaking – during the season within one month the sales exceeded 100 thousand tons for the first time, provided that most of this volume was comprised of storage sales. We keep developing a network of hubs and storage areas – in the first half of the year we opened a branch with a storage in Naberezhnye Chelny and an additional storage in Nizhny Novgorod. The volume of online sales via the online store market.severstal.com in which a client can purchase nonspecific rolled products available at the storages of our branches, shows strong growth as well. For instance, for the first six months more than 70 thousand tons of rolled products have been sold via the online store”, Timur Yudichev, Head of Severstal Russian Steel distribution network, commented.
For the first half of the year SIA Severstal Distribution’s volume of sales to the countries of Northern, Central and Eastern Europe has increased by 9% compared to the same period last year and have exceeded 650 thousand tons. At the same time, the production unit in Riga has increased the volume of processing significantly, having reached a record-breaking level of finished product sales which amounts to 120 thousand tons.
“This year we are developing the supply of a new PAO Severstal product which is a galvanized rolled steel with the environmentally friendly coating with a trivalent chrome certified as conforming to European standards. Moreover, rolled steel with color coating produced by Severstal is certified as conforming to DIN, European Quality Standard, which enables us to increase the supply of rolled steel products with color coating for the construction sector to the EU countries”, Timur Yudichev added.