Russia: cobalt output up in November 2016

In January-November raw cobalt output in Russia increased by 56.6% YoY.

According to the Federal Service of State Statistics, in November raw cobalt output increased by 12.3% YoY and by 5% MoM. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: ferroalloys export-import in November 2016

In November Ukraine exported $63.11 million worth of ferroalloys, with imports on the level of $7.59 million.

According to the State Fiscal Service, the main consumer of Ukrainian ferroalloys in November was Italy ($11.99 million).

In January-November Ukraine exported $641.66 million worth of ferroalloys, while imports stood at $78.37 million. (Ukrainian metal)

Metals of Ukraine & Russia: scrap (grade 2a), November 2016


Ukrainian market, $/t, without VAT, EXW, $1/UAH25.499*









* – Ukrainian Hrivna and Russian Ruble exchange rates are as of 30.11.16 according to the National Bank of Ukraine and the Central Bank of the Russian Federation. (Ukrainian Metal)

Ukraine: Corum Group ships second roadheader to AMT

In mid-December Corum Group shipped the second roadheader to ArcelorMittal Temirtau.

According to the company statement, the machine will operate at Kazakhstanskaya mine.

The total lot of the machinery ordered comprises 4 pieces. The first one was produced in October and shipped in November. The final shipment is scheduled for January 2017. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: VSMPO-Avisma increases capacities for Boeing

On December 21, Boeing and VSMPO-Avisma announced the decision to increase Ural Boeing Manufacturing works capacities.

The new site will process titanium formings for all the Boieng aircraft, including the new 737 MAX and 777X models.

The new site will open in Q1 2018. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: nickel output down in January-November 2016

In January-November raw nickel output in Russia decreased by 16.4% YoY.

According to the Federal Service of State Statistics, in November raw nickel output dropped by 28.5% YoY and by 0.5% MoM. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: pellets exports in January-November 2016

In January-November Poltava Mining and Processing Works, a part of Ferrexpo, exported 10.2million tons of iron ore pellets. The products were shipped to Europe and the Near East, as well as Japan, Korea and China. In the same period Central GOK exported 2 million tons of pellets, with Karelsky okatysh exporting 4.439 million tons, Mikhaylovsky…