Russia: Chukotka coal output down in Q1 2019

In January-March, Chukotka Autonomous District mined 110 thousand tons of coal, down by 40% YoY. The decrease has to do with the scheduled drop in mining at the Fandyushkinskoye deposit. In 3 months Beringpromugol LLC, operating at the deposit, mined 76.9 thousand tons of coal, down by 45% YoY. The second coalminer – Shakhta Ugolnaya…

Russia: EC investigating ferrosilicon supplies

The European Commission has started another investigation of ferrosilicon imports from China and Russia. The previous antidumping duties, imposed in April 2014, have expired. The initiative to start a new investigation came from Euroalliages. The association believes that the cancellation of duties will result in new dumping deliveries and damages to the European companies. Duties…

Russia: NLMK to keep rebars market share

In 2018 NLMK Bars Division increased sales by 11% YoY. Demand growth was expected at 1-2%, but actually totaled 5.6%. The group enterprises supplied 1.8 million tons of rebars and 763 thousand tons of steel billets to the domestic market. This year NLMK Bars Division intends to retain its share of the rebars market on…

Russia: metal output in Q1 2019

In January-March, Russia produced 15.2 million tons of rolled metal, up by 0.7% YoY. In March output grew by 3% MoM, but dropped by 5% YoY. According to the Federal Service of State Statistics, pig iron manufacture decreased by 1%, to 12.9 million tons, with March results down by 5.4% YoY, but up by 1%…

Ukraine: coal imports from Russia up in Q1 2019

In January-March, the share of coal imports from Russia reached 64.45%. According to the State Fiscal Service, the value of the coal imported was $476.9 million. US supplied $212.5 million worth of coal (28.72%) and Kazakhstan – $31 million (4.2%). At the same time, Ukraine purchased $19.5 million worth of coal from other countries (2.63%).…

Russia: Q1 2019 NLMK Group Trading update

NLMK Group has published today its preliminary Q1 2019 operating results. Steel output decreased by 4% QoQ, to 4.2 million tons due to the overhauls at the Russian sites and seasonal factors. A 3% YoY steel output reduction is also due to the overhauls in Q1. Steel capacity utilization remained high at 96% (-2%). Sales…