Russia: KTK coal processing to reach 80%

According to the coal industry department of the Kemerovo region, the Kuzbass Fuel Company is repairing two of its processing factories at the Vinogradovsky open-pit mine. The overhaul will see the assembly of more productive equipment, increasing the processing at both factories from 6 million tons of coal per year to 9 million tons. And…

Russia: coal exports through Vostochny port up in October 2016

In October Vostochny port (Primorsky Krai) shipped 1.78 million tons of coal, up by 7% YoY.

In 10 months the port transshipped 19.6 million tons of coal, up by 3.4% YoY.

The port served 38 ships in October, with 438 in 10 months. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: coal export-import in January-October 2016

In January-October Ukraine imported $1169.71 million worth of coal and anthracite, with $129.08 million in October. According to the State Fiscal Service, Russia supplied $742.93 million worth of coal, USA – $168.54 million, Australia – $73.34 million, and other countries – $184.87 million. The total weight of coal imported reached 13.1 million tons. At the…

Ukraine: pig iron export-import in January-October 2016

In January-October Ukraine exported 2126.45 thousand tons of steel-making pig iron valued at $451.24 million, up by 24.3% and 5.4% YoY respectively. Pig iron went to USA (33.02%), Turkey (26.95%) and Italy (22.23%). At the same time Ukraine imported 1.62 thousand tons of pig iron worth $549 thousand, down from 3.04 thousand tons valued at…

Metals of Ukraine & Russia: squares (ordinary steel), September 2016

Month

Ukrainian market, $/t, without VAT, EXW, $1/UAH25.897*

min

max

August

418

418

September

424

424

* – Ukrainian Hrivna and Russian Ruble exchange rates are as of 30.09.16 according to the National Bank of Ukraine and the Central Bank of the Russian Federation. (Ukrainian Metal)

Ukraine: EMSS to supply ingots to Germany

Energomashspetsstal has received an order from Rothe Erde (a part of ThyssenKrupp AG) for the delivery of 500 tons of round ingots.

According to the company statement, the products have to be supplied in December. The ingots will be used to produce various parts. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: metal exports down in January-October 2016

In January-October Ukraine decreased metal exports by 14% YoY, to $5.99 billion, or 20.58% of the total export earnings, as opposed to 22.22% in January-October 2015.

Metal export revenues totaled $621.97 million in October.

At the same time metal imports went up by 15% YoY, to $674.57 million, including $72.84 million in October. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Severstal CEO Vadim Larin leaves company

Vadim Larin, CEO of Russian steelmaker Severstal, has left the company of his own wish, the company said in a statement.

CFO Alexei Kulichenko became acting CEO, Severstal said. (Prime/Ukrainian metal)

Russia: NLMK produces new steel grade for Hyundai and Kia

NLMK Group, an international steel making company with operations in Russia, the USA and EU member states, has delivered a trial batch of new high-strength hot-dip galvanized steel to the Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Rus automobile manufacturing plant in St. Petersburg. The new grade of rolled steel, designated SGRC440 and classified as high-tech steel, was previously…

Ukraine: safety issues worsen at state mines

In 2015-2016 Ukraine hasn’t spent anything on industrial safety at state-run coalmines. The 2017-budget doesn’t stipulate any money either. “Mining output decreases, while accidents at mine increase. This year saw twice as much miners killed than last year”, the Independent Miners Union chairman Mikhail Volynets said. In early October supplies of self-rescuers to state mines…

Ukraine: Makeevugol to merge 2 mines

Yasinovskaya-Glubokaya mine of the state enterprise Makeevugol will merge with Severnaya mine.

The director of the former becomes the director of the latter. It’s unclear what becomes with the Severnaya director.

All miners will remain employed. (Ukrainian metal)

Metals of Ukraine & Russia: cold-rolled coils, September 2016

Month

Ukrainian market, $/t, without VAT, EXW, $1/UAH25.897*

min

max

August

463

491

September

441

451

* – Ukrainian Hrivna and Russian Ruble exchange rates are as of 30.09.16 according to the National Bank of Ukraine and the Central Bank of the Russian Federation. (Ukrainian Metal)