Russia: metal market in April 2018

In April angle (63×6) prices in the Central region decreased by 15%, to 43 thousand rubles per ton. Price change on B1-30 beams totaled only 0.1%, to 54.5 thousand rubles. Flat galvanized rolled metal saw the highest increase in price – 4.05%, to 58 thousand tons per ton. It is followed by the hot-rolled sheet…

Ukraine: metal output up in January-April 2018

In January-April Ukraine increased pig iron output by 9% YoY (including results of January-February 2017 at the uncontrolled territories of Donbass), to 6.89 million tons. Without the Russia-seized territories the output grew by 18%. Steel smelting dropped by 1% with seized territories, but increased by 5%, to 6.9 million tons without them. Rolled metal output…