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The next set of annual figures that Evraz is due to release on 16 April, with a preliminary set on the 9 April, will be badly affected. Over 80% of Ukrainian steel exports go to Russia, and current frosty relations will be hampering existing agreements and will surely delay future talks. Roughly 6% of Evraz’s steel is manufactured in Ukraine and set for export to Russia.
Shares of Evraz initially took a thump and hit an intraday low of 52p in mid-March; since then, as the situation has not escalated, they have made a recovery back up to 74p and have swung from over sold into overbought territory.
From a fundamental point of view, however, it is still difficult to feel confident enough to buy into the firm due to its complicated Russian and Ukrainian exposure.