Russia: new aluminum GOST approved

A new GOST 4784-2019 “Aluminum and deformable aluminum alloys. Grades” has been approved. It covers aluminum and deformable alloys used in the manufacture of a wide range of semi-finished products (sheet, coils, rounds, plates, rods, sections, etc.). Over 50 types of aluminum alloys used in the construction, power, machine-building, etc were added to the new…

Ukraine: Russian coal supplies down in June 2019

Russian coal supplies to Ukraine dropped by 85.3% YoY, to 12,300 tons in June after the government introduced a permissive export procedure. The majority of exporters ceased shipments in the direction, while part of supplies, judging by the statistics data, was redirected bypass through Belarus. From June 1 Russian companies can supply coal to Ukraine…

Russia: CherMK to increase number of smeltings

Severstal will repair Cherepovets Iron and Steel Works converter pick-up probes to increase the number of smeltings from 82 to 86 per day.

The equipment will be supplied by Danieli.

The probes will be commissioned by stages in 2020. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: TMK sales down in H1 2019

In January-June TMK decreased pipe sales by 3% YoY, to 1.989 million tons. In particular, the sales of seamless and welded pipes dropped by 3% and by 4% respectively. At the same time the sales of large-diameter pipes increased by 48%. Sales of OCTG pipes remained almost unchanged at 948 thousand tons, growing in Russia…