Russia: platinum and palladium output down in January-October 2016

In January-October Russia decreased palladium ingots and its alloys output by 0.1% YoY.

Platinum and its ingots production dropped by 0.4% YoY.

In October platinum output dropped by 33.6% YoY and by 28.5% MoM. Palladium output decreased by 30.2% YoY and by 6.2% MoM. (Ukrainian metal)

Kazakhstan: metal output in January-October 2016

In January-October Kazakhstan produced 3521.85 thousand tons of steel, up by 11.7% YoY.

According to the Ministry of economy, flat rolled metal output totaled 2476.75 thousand tons, up by 17.5% YoY, ferroalloys production reached 1595 thousand tons, up by 5.8%.

Kazakhstan also mined 80.82 million tons of coal, down by 5.6% YoY. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: ferroalloys export-import in October 2016

In October Ukraine exported $59.03 million worth of ferroalloys, with imports on the level of $9.55 million.

According to the State Fiscal Service, the main consumer of Ukrainian ferroalloys in October was Turkey ($11.43 million).

In January-October Ukraine exported $578.55 million worth of ferroalloys, while imports reached $70.78 million. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: Australia to discuss uranium deliveries

Australia will hold parliamentary hearings to discuss uranium deliveries to Ukrainian nuclear power plants. According to the parliament chairman Stewart Robert, safety measures will be discussed. The authorities want to be sure that their uranium is not used to produce nuclear weapon or in other military ways. In March Ukraine and Australia signed an agreement…

Ukraine: coke output up in October 2016

In October Ukraine produced 1048 thousand tons of 6% moisture bulk coke, up by 0.2% MoM, or by 2 thousand tons. In January-October coke output went up by 12.4% YoY, or by 1186 thousand tons, to 10747 thousand tons. In September Ukraine produced 1046 thousand tons of 6% moisture bulk coke, down by 3.6% MoM,…

Ukraine: UPE sees scrap stocks up in November 2016

The state enterprise Ukrpromvneshexpertisa forecasts that in November scrap stocks of metal companies will increase by 18.75-25% MoM, or by 30-40 thousand tons, to 190-200 thousand tons. “In October the stocks were on the level of 160 thousand tons. I believe, they will grow, because the steel smelting decrease and scrap supply growth are expected.…

Ukraine: steel pipes output down in October 2016

In October Ukraine produced 81 thousand tons of steel pipes, down by 1.2% MoM, or by 1 thousand tons.

In January-October steel pipes output dropped by 0.4% YoY, or by 3 thousand tons, to 704 thousand tons. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: iron ore export-import in October 2016

In October Ukraine exported $152.64 million worth of iron ore, with imports on the level of $4.82 million.

According to the State Fiscal Service, the main consumer of iron ore in October was China ($39.29 million).

In January-October Ukraine exported $1421.4 million worth of iron ore, while imports reached $67.17 million. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: pig iron output up in October 2016

In October Ukraine produced 1938 thousand tons of pig iron, up by 4% MoM, or by 75 thousand tons.

In January-October pig iron output went up by 9.2% YoY, or by 1671 thousand tons, to 19737 thousand tons. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: Azovstal puts CCM into operation

Azovstal Iron and Steel Works has put its continuous casting machine No. 5 into operation after an overhaul.

The repairs lasted for 45 days. Investments totaled 34.3 million UAH.

“Following the CCM 5, continuous casting machine No. 4 has also been stopped for capital repairs”, the company CEO Enver Tskitishvili said. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: steel output up in October 2016

In October steel output in Ukraine went up by 7.7% MoM, or by 143 thousand tons, to 2003 thousand tons.

In January-October Ukraine produced 20242 thousand tons of steel, up by 5.9% YoY, or by 1123 thousand tons. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: UPE expects scrap price to increase

The state enterprise Ukrpromvneshexpertisa forecasts that in November the average ferrous scrap price will increase by 14% MoM, or by 700 UAH per ton, to 5700 UAH per ton. “The price situation is very interesting. The metal makers have been hiding prices from each other. And worked separately with each trader. In fact, the price…

Ukraine: rolled metal output down in October 2016

In October Ukraine produced 1686 thousand tons of rolled metal, down by 3.3% MoM, or by 57 thousand tons.

In January-October rolled metal output increased by 6.4% YoY, or by 1064 thousand tons, to 17811 thousand tons. (Ukrainian metal)