Russia: ferrous scrap imports from Kazakhstan up in Q1 2018

In March Russia imported 26.7 thousand tons of ferrous scrap from Kazakhstan, up by 20.2% MoM, but down by 19.6% YoY.

In February the results were -3.1% and +40.6%, while in January –62.6% and –40.3% respectively.

In January-March imports totaled 72 thousand tons, down by 34.1% YoY. (Ukrainian metal)

Tajikistan: coal output up in January-April 2018

In January-April Tajikistan mined some 268 thousand tons of coal. According to the Ministry of industry and new technologies, preliminary needs of industrial enterprises in coal in 2018 amount to 920 thousand tons, of budget organizations – 57.2 thousand tons, heat and thermal power plant Dushanbe-2 and boiler houses – 1.245 million tons. So far…

Tajikistan: TALCO to start mining gold

TALCO Gold plans to construct a precious metals extracting and processing works in the north of Tajikistan. Construction is expected to have been completed by the end of 2019. Around 1 thousand jobs will be created. TALCOo Gold is a part of Talco. The latter received the gold deposits on the territory of Aynin district…

Russia: aluminum consumption growing

Even though aluminum consumption per capita is lower in Russia, than in EU, in 2017 Russia claimed the first place in aluminum consumption growth (by 10%) as a whole and primary aluminum (by 11%) in particular. The main drivers of consumption growth are construction, car manufacture, and machine-building. Combined they will soon account for 80%…

Russia: ChTPZ and SAP to cooperate

During the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, ChtPZ Group and SAP CIS have concluded a memorandum of cooperation in digital transformation. According to the document, in 2018-2025 ChTPZ plans to unify and increase efficiency of its business processes with the help of a unified system on the basis of SAP S/4HANA. “Digital transformation is a…

Russia: Mechel output down in Q1 2018

In January-March Mechel produced 1.055 million tons of steel, down by 6% YoY. Pig iron output also dropped by 6%. “We’ve focused on the manufacture of sections and mastering new sizes of beams. Because of the stable demand for these products, we have increased their output by 17%. We now produce some 20 types of…

Ukraine: coking coal provision down in April 2018

In April Ukrainian by-product coke enterprises received 1.12 million tons of coking coals, down by 18% MoM. In particular, Ukraine-produced coal deliveries totaled 0.24 million tons, down by 4%, and imported – 0.88 million tons, down by 21%. In January-April by-product coke plants received 4.74 million tons of coal, down by 1% YoY, including 1.02…

Ukraine: SevGOK output up in January-April 2018

In January-April Severniy Mining and Processing Works produced 2.917 million tons of pellets, up by 40% YoY.

According to the company statement, concentrate output grew by 5.2%, to 3.835 million tons.

In April the works produced 820 thousand tons of pellets and 1.002 million tons of concentrate. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: metal prices up in April 2018

In April industrial prices increased by 1.2%.

According to the Federal Service of State Statistics (Rosstat), coal prices grew by 3.5%, and non-ferrous metals ores – by 2.6%.

At the same time pig iron, steel and ferroalloy prices increased by 2.4%, while of lead, zinc and tin – by 2%. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: nickel exports down in Q1 2018

In January-March Russia exported 33.7 thousand tons of raw nickel valued at $444 million, down by 11.3%, but up by 20.4% YoY respectively.

In March average price was $13216 per ton FOB Russian border, down by 1.9% MoM, but up by 32.5% YoY. (Ukrainian metal)