Polish scrap merchants replace Turkey with India exports

Polish scrap exports to the Indian subcontinent surged 76% on-year in January-November 2022 to 517,682 tonnes, according to data from Poland’s Central Statistical Office (GUS) monitored by Kallanish.

Shipments to India saw especially large growth, reaching 236,225t versus 56,364t in January-November 2021, while exports to Bangladesh surged 158% to 144,326t.

Shipments to Pakistan nevertheless dropped 25% to 137,132t.

Scrap exports to traditionally largest market Turkey slumped by two thirds to 176,742t.

Overall Polish scrap exports nevertheless dropped 22% in January-November 2022 to 2.09 million tonnes.

Polish coking coal exports meanwhile slumped 39% in January-November 2022 to 1.67mt, due to halved shipments to Ukraine and almost 500,000t less dispatched to Czech Republic.

According to worldsteel data, Polish crude steel production dropped 8% on-year in the 11 months to 7.16mt.

Adam Smith Poland