Russia: nickel output down in January-October 2016

In January-October raw nickel output in Russia decreased by 14.8% YoY.

According to the Federal Service of State Statistics, in October raw nickel output dropped by 29.4% YoY, but increased by 9.2% MoM. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: EAEC renews FSM imports duties

The Eurasian Economic Committee has resumed the 26.35% import duty on ferrosilicomanganese from Ukraine.

“We asked the ministers not to take this decision. But they decided to renew the duty”, Association of Ukrainian Ferroalloy Producers Sergey Kudryavtsev said.

The import duty was temporarily stopped on July 1. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: PNTZ sends casing pipes to oil deposits

Pervouralsky New Pipe Works (a part of ChTPZ) has delivered 132 tons of casing pipes with the ChT-VC joints to the oil deposits of Orenburg region. According to the customer’s demands the pipes were produced of R110 grade steel. The main consumers of such pipes are Surgutneftegaz, Rosneft, Lukoil, etc. ChT-VC joint was designed and…

Ukraine: Azovstal BF5 halted

Azovstal has halted its blast furnace No. 2 for capital repairs valued at 60 million UAH.

According to the company statement, the overhaul is expected to be completed by December 30. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: EMSS makes billets for EschmannStahl

Energomashspetsstal has supplied billets for die tooling to EschmannStahl GmbH.

According to the company statement, the order was placed in October. In November EMSS supplied 51 tons of billets to Germany.

According to the contract the rest will be delivered in December. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: metal output in January-November 2016

In January-November Ukraine produced 22.19 million tons of carbon steel, up by 5.6% YoY. According to Ukrmetallurgprom, Ukraine also produced 21.65 million tons of pig iron, 19.54 million tons of rolled metal, 11.7 million tons of coke and 782.1 thousand tons of steel pipes, all up by 8.7%, 6.5%, 10.7% and 0.7% YoY respectively. Steel…