Kazakhstan: AMT miners stop striking

The Saranskaya, Abayskaya, named after Kuzembaeva and named after Kostenko mines have resumed operation. According to ArcelorMittal Temirtau press service, at present the company is evaluating the resumption of operation at other mines. AMT management offered miners to increase their salary by 30%. During the strike the coal for metallurgical operation was purchased from other…

Ukraine: metal output forecast for January 2018

Ukrmetallurgprom forecasts that in January 2018 Ukraine will produce 2 million tons of steel, 1.9 million tons of pig iron and 1.8 million tons of rolled metal. According to updated data, in November Ukraine produced 1.87 million tons of steel, 1.83 million tons of pig iron and 1.6 million tons of rolled metal. A slight…

Ukraine: metal companies increase gas consumption in November 2017

In November Ukrainian metal companies consumed 165 million cubic meters of gas, up by 10% MoM.

According to Ukrmetallurgpromgas, in 11 months gas consumption grew by 3% YoY, to 1.6 billion cubic meters.

Metal companies also consumed 10.5 billion kW-h of electricity, down by 11%. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: no scrap shortage in November 2017

In November Ukrainian metal companies were supplied with scrap at 96%. According to Ukrmetallurgprom, last month scrap-procuring companies prepared 318 thousand tons, up by 2% MoM. Of this volume local metal companies received 270 thousand tons, while 48 thousand tons were exported, up by 20% MoM. In January-November out of 3.4 million tons of scrap…

Ukraine: Interpipe Steel output up in January-November 2017

In January-November Interpipe Steel produced 779 thousand tons of steel, up by 36.2% YoY.

In November steel output totaled 78 thousand tons as opposed to 52 thousand tons in October.

In 2016 the company produced 614 thousand tons of steel, up by 2% YoY. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Kirov Non-Ferrous Works output up in January-October 2017

In January-October Kirov Non-Ferrous Metals Processing Works increased rolled metal output by 5% YoY.

In particular, rolled copper manufacture went up by 13.5%, and copper-nickel rolled metal – by 45%.

Sheet manufacture demonstrated the largest growth among product types: 14.4% YoY, with copper sheet up by 24.4%. Belt output increased by 5%. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: pipe consumption to grow in 2018

In 2018 pipe consumption in Russia will increase by 2%. According to Igor Malyshev, director of the Pipe industry development fund, increase in OCTG segment will be 3%, oil and gas pipes – 5%, industrial pipes – 6% and construction and housing pipes – 1%. At the same time large diameter pipes consumption is expected…