ArcelorMittal Europe Q2 operating profit 352 million euros
Second quarter 2015 EBITDA increased by 22.7 percent, to €617 million as compared to €503 million in the corresponding quarter of 2014, reflecting improved steel shipment volumes as well as the benefits of cost optimisation efforts.
Steel shipments in the second quarter increased by 6.9 percent to 10.9 million tonnes, compared with Q2 2014, demonstrating the ongoing trend of improving European steel demand.
However, sales in the ArcelorMittal Europe segment remained stable at €7.7 billion this quarter compared to the corresponding quarter last year, with lower average steel selling prices (-4.1 percent) being offset by higher steel shipments.
The lower price environment reflects the continuing impact of imports, particularly from countries such as China and Russia. ■