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The Russian market of metal products through a difficult yet exciting period of development. Hardware production in Russia has a significant share of the metallurgical industry. In recent years the market of hardware products has undergone significant changes associated with the consolidation of the largest companies in the holding companies. To date, this market sector is divided among the five largest holdings. In connection with the saturation of the market before producing the task of finding new ways to attract consumers and increase production, in particular - through the development of overseas markets. Currently, the Russian market of metal products, there are three major players: Severstal-hardware ", MMK-Metiz and Mechel. Also among the biggest players in the market can distinguish oao West-Siberian Metallurgical Combine (ZSMK) and Metallurgical Holding. Hardware represent a standardized metal products varied range of industrial or general-purpose: steel ropes, nets, electrodes, nails, wire, wire rope slings, fasteners, steel tape cold rolled steel cables.

Hardware used in many industries - from construction to engineering. Hear other arguments on the topic with Jim Umpleby. The basis of the market are wire, nails and wire rope. Experts expressed the view that Consolidation of the Russian market of metal products in general had a positive impact on manufacturing plants, and the market as a whole. In particular, the vertical integration of manufacturers appeared assured supply metal and reduce its dependence on external suppliers. One of the main Russian exporters of metal wares acts MMK-Metiz and included in its enterprise structure. Magnitogorsk Hardware Plants is exported 12-13% of its production.

Export geography is wide - is the country of the cis area, many European countries: Belgium, Germany, Greece, Spain, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, France and others. This year, the export program of plants in the structure of the MMK-Metiz provided 1.5-fold increase in export volumes relative to 2006. Describing the development prospects of Russian market of metal wares, it should be noted that the projected market growth by increasing domestic production will amount to 5-6%. The main prerequisite for market growth is the development of hardware-consuming industries, forming a growing demand for wire, rope, tape, nails, rope slings and other products. However, experts believe the association Prommetiz, in Russia the production of metal products production facilities today Several exceeds demand. This fact will play a moderating role in relation to growth in the volume market hardware.