Russia: coal exports up in January-February 2018

Export of Russian coal in January-February increased by 4% YoY, to 28.6 million tons, the Ministry of Energy said.

In February coal exports totaled 13.988 million tons.

Coal mining in January-February amounted to 69.233 million tons, of which 61.100 million tons were delivered. (PortNews/Ukrainian metal)

EEU: duty on Interpipe wheels up

The Eurasian Economic Committee has increased the import duty of Ukrainian steel wheels with the diameter of 710 mm from 4.75% to 34.22%. The decision has been published on the EEC site and comes into effect in 30 days. The previous investigation ended with the setting of the antidumping duty of 4.75% for 5 years…

Russia: scrap exports down on 2017

In 2017 Russia exported 5.37 million tons of steel scrap, down by 4.4% YoY. According to the customs statistics, this is the lowest volume of exports in the past 4 years. Revenue increased by 21%, to $1.329 billion. Turkey imported the most scrap – 44% of the volume, down by 3.9%, but Russia’s revenue grew…

Russia: ChMZ aiming at foreign markets

This year Chepets Mechanical Works intends to actively develop foreign markets by promoting its products.

“We understand, that if we want to further increase revenue, we have to enter the world markets”, the company CEO Deniz Anischuk said.

The company has already signed agreements on the supply of titanium products. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Severstal ships metal structures to polymer strip works

Severstal Steel Decisions has designed the works to produce polymer strips for food packaging.

The one-storey building will have the size of 60x66x11 meters.

The metal structures weighing 230 tons were manufactured at the Orel site.

The shipping was carried out according to the schedule. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Zarya to start gold extracting in May 2018

Zarya, extracting alluvial gold in Khabarovsk territory, has started preparations for the washing season. According to the company CEO Victor Shudrenko, the season begins in May. The employees have already started arriving at Ulch and Nikolayev sites. This year the company has purchased two new sites: the Bakan Bolshoy deposits and the Detysh deep alluvial…

Ukraine: place in TOP-10 pig iron manufacturers retained

In January world pig iron output increased by 3.1% YoY, to 94.546 million tons.

According to World Steel Association, manufacture in CIS dropped by 6.3%, to 6.425 million tons.

In particular, Ukraine produced 1.8 million tons. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: TMK to buy graphitized electrodes from Energoprom

Industrial group Energoprom has signed a contract with oil and gas pipe producer TMK to sell graphitized electrodes in 2018-2022, Energoprom said in a statement on March 7 without disclosing other details of the contract.

Sales of Energoprom will cover up to 40% of TMK’s demand in graphitized electrodes, the company said. (Prime/Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: anthracite consumption to drop in 2018

Ukrainian heat generation industry will in 2018 decrease consumption of deficient anthracite coal to 4.8-4.9 million tons, which is 20% lower than in 2017. “We are seeing a dynamic reduction of anthracite consumption. In 2016 all thermal generation (TPPs and CHPPs) consumed 10.5 million tons, in 2017 it was 6 million tons, and in 2018…

Azerbaijan: gold price up

The cost of gold increased by almost 15.74 manats (0.7%), to 2265.7005 manats per troy ounce in Azerbaijan on March 7, according to the data published by the country’s Central Bank. The cost of silver increased by 1.3%, to 28.3712 manats per ounce, the cost of platinum by 0.22%, to 1640.925 manats, while the cost…