Ukraine: coal output down in H1 2018

In January-June Ukraine mined 16.495 million tons of coal, down by 10.5% YoY. According to the Ministry of energy and coal industry, coking coal mining decreased by 8.2%, to 3.205 million tons and power-generating coal – by 11.1%, to 13.293 million tons. In June coal output dropped by 1.7% YoY, to 2.599 million tons. The…

Kazakhstan: Kazakhmys copper output up in H1 2018

In January-June Kazakhmys produced 123.056 thousand tons of copper cathodes, down by 2% YoY.

The copper contents in the ore dropped from 0.94% to 0.93%.

In mid-term Kazakhmys intends to increase copper output to 250 thousand tons per year. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: metal structures market improving

According to the Association of the stele construction development (ARSS), in Q1 metal structures for construction output increased by 10% YoY. Since 2011 the growth has reached 29%. The Far Eastern Federal District demonstrated the highest growth – 2-fold. Since the beginning of the year the number of construction agreements concluded in Russia has increased…

Russia: TMK pipes sales up in Q2 2018

In April-June TMK sold 1.075 million tons of pipes, up by 10% QoQ. In H1 the combined pipe sales grew by 14% YoY, to 2.056 million tons, mostly because of the sales growth in America. TMK retains its forecast for this year unchanged and expects OCTG pipes demand in Russia to remain on the high…

Ukraine: EMSS produces rolls for ABB

Energomashspetsstal has supplied a batch of rolls to ABB.

“In June EMSS shipped 183 tons of rolls to Finnish and Polish metal makers. The parts will be used in engine manufacture”, the company said.

The rolls were delivered by automobiles and via railroad. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: rolled metal railroad deliveries down in H1 2018

In June direct deliveries of rolled metal and pipes to metal structure manufacturers via railroad totaled 59.5 thousand tons.

In annual comparison they dropped by 14%.

In January-June deliveries decreased by 9.8% YoY, to 329.4 thousand tons. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: ferrous metals deliveries to car manufacturers up in June 2018

In June direct deliveries of ferrous metals to the major car manufacturers via railroad totaled 89.3 thousand tons.

In annual comparison the deliveries grew by 9.3%.

In January-June deliveries reached 533.8 thousand tons, up by 7% YoY. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: metal deliveries to shipbuilders down in June 2018

In June direct deliveries of steel, pipes and semi-finished products to the major shipbuilding companies via railroad reached 6.1 thousand tons.

In annual comparison the deliveries decreased by 22.4%.

In January-June supplies totaled 57.5 thousand tons, down by 13.7% YoY. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Svyatogor commissions reverberatory furnace

Svyatogor, a part of UGMK, has put into operation after a major overhaul the reverberatory furnace No. 1.

The furnace was shut down in May 2017.

It took 2 months to cool down the furnace. While working its temperature reaches 1500 degrees C.

Investments in the project totaled 120 million rubles. (Ukrainian metal)

Kazakhstan: gold production up in H1 2018

In January-June an overall production of unwrought gold and semi-processed gold or in powder form reached 44,965 kg, up by 8.4% YoY, Statistics Committee of the National Economy Ministry of Kazakhstan reports. In the accounting period gross output of unwrought and semi-processed silver or in the powder form made 494,145 kg, down by 9.3%. (Kazinform/Ukrainian…