Russia: ferrous metals deliveries to agriculture machine producers up in September 2018

In September direct railroad deliveries of ferrous metals to the major Russian manufacturers of tractors, combines and other agricultural machines totaled 24.1 thousand tons.

According to the railroad statistics, this is up by 22.2% YoY.

In 9 months deliveries grew by 0.9% YoY, to 189 thousand tons. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: car manufacturers increase steel purchases in January-September 2018

In September direct railroad deliveries of rolled steel to Russian car manufacturers (AvtoVAZ, KamAZ, GAZ, AMO Zil, Sollers, OAT, etc.) totaled 99.2 thousand tons.

According to the railroad statistics, this is down by 10.7% YoY.

In 9 months deliveries reached 812.65 thousand tons, up by 6.41% YoY. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: metal deliveries to ship-builders down in September 2018

In September direct railroad deliveries of rolled steel, pipes and semi-finished products to the major shipbuilding and repairing enterprises totaled 8.1 thousand tons.

According to the railroad statistics, this is down by 41.4% YoY.

In 9 months deliveries dropped by 21.8% YoY, to 85.5 thousand tons. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: Russia processing factory bought

Ukrdorinvest LLC (Kiev) has purchased 73.5% of the Central processing factory “Russia” shares (Donetsk region).

As of Q2, 75.49% of shares belonged to DRFC LLC, while Ukrdorinvest owned only 24.5%.

Two more processing factories wanted to buy shares – Ukraina and Mirnogradskaya.

Ukrdorinvest also owns 24.5% in Mirnogradskaya processing factory. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: coal consumption to grow

The Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry believes that in 2019 power-generating coal consumption by power plants will grow by 4.4% YoY, to 27.75 million tons. In particular, it is expected that 5.1 million tons of anthracite and 22.65 million tons of gas coal will be consumed. 4.67 million tons of anthracite will be imported,…