Iran increased steel purchases from Russia in 2009

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Rusmet reported that in the first two months of the current year rolled steel export from RF to Iran made 682,7100 tonnes. This is second after Italy figure among the biggest countries-Russian rolled steel importers. Comparing to corresponding period of last year shipments volumes growth made 26.5 %. This year almost 53 % of exports are steel semis, which shipments grew by 1.8 %. The export of section steel and tubes and pipes makes 24 %. The shipments of these products grew by 1.9 times. Flat steel makes 23 %, its shipments grew by 4.6 %.