Russia: MMK starts producing new wares

MMK-Metiz under the program of product range increase started producing LB-52MK electrode with 2.6 mm diameter.

Now the company produces such electrodes in 4 diameters: 3.2, 4, 5 and 2.6 mm.

MMK-Metiz has been producing a wide range of welding materials since 1949. Its welding shop can produce 35 electrode grades. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: metal companies lose 400 thousand tons of steel because of blockade

In February Ukraine produced 1.71 million tons of steel, down by 18.7%, or by 393 thousand tons MoM. The average daily steel smelting in February dropped to 61.1 thousand tons from 67.8 thousand tons in January. Pig iron production in February decreased by 18.2%, to 1.565 million tons, rolled metal output dropped by 20%, to…

Ukraine: Evraz selling coke plants

Evraz is in the process of selling its Evraz Yuzhkoks Works, uniting Bagley and Dneprodzerzhinsk coke and chemical plants. “The conclusion of the transaction requires several conditions, which the sides cannot fully influence”, Evraz said. According to the company, the payment of assets will be made by installments by August. Apart from the two coke…

Russia: Trade Ministry to create aluminum cartel

Russia suggests creating an OPEK-like international organization in the aluminum industry. “This is just a suggestion. But we would like this organization to function with direct government participation and state representatives. For the first stage even an association will be enough. The main thing is that all the countries, which are major manufacturers and exporters…

Ukraine: DSS steel output down in January 2017

In January Dneprospetsstal produced 20.29 thousand tons of steel, down by 5.1% MoM.

At the same time, rolled metal output increased by 4.1% MoM, to 14.17 thousand tons.

The total cost of products manufactured in January reached 619.9 million UAH, up by 7.3% MoM. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: magnesium output up in January 2017

In January raw magnesium production increased by 7.3% YoY and by 1.4% MoM.

According to the Federal Service of State Statistics, magnesium alloys output went up by 21.5% YoY, but dropped by 35.5% MoM. (Ukrainian metal)