Ukraine: Groysman to meet metal makers in late October 2016

The Ukrainian Prime Minister Vladimir Groysman will head the meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers on mining-metallurgical complex on October 24.

Metal companies have also agreed to have separate meetings with power and transport companies. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: Gulf countries initiate ferrosilicomanganese antidumping

The council of cooperation of Gulf countries (Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait, UAE, Oman, Saudi Arabia) has started investigation on ferrosilicomanganese imports from Ukraine.

Within 21 days of the date of the investigation start all the parties concerned have to register as participants, and within 10 days to address the council to receive the questionnaire. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: AMKR appoints new provision deputy director

Girish Sardana has been appointed the new deputy provision director of ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih. According to the company statement, he will be responsible for all raw material supplies, contract work management, Capex & Opex Projects, supplier choosing and expenses decrease. Sardana worked for Kelvinator, Shriram Projects, SMS DEMAG, etc. In 2002-2015 he occupied top offices…

Russia: Severstal-Metiz gets a new executive director

Severstal-Metiz has appointed Alexander Ryabikov the executive director of the works.

Previously he worked as the steel-wire shop No. 2 director.

The previous executive director S. Kovryakov went to work for Sveza as the production director. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Evraz Q3 2016 results

In Q3 Evraz produced 3.4 million tons of steel, up by 6.3%. Russian and Kazakhstan companies produced 2.79 million tons, up by 8.2%. According to the company statement, the increase was the result of the overhaul completion at Evraz ZSMK blast furnace No. 1. Semi-finished products output increased to 43% from 34.8% in Q2. Cocking…

Belarus: metal output down in January-September 2016

Belarus’ industrial output decreased by 1.7% YoY in January-September to 58.136 billion Belarusian rubles (Br), or $30.199 billion at the official rate of the National Bank, the National Statistical Committee (Belstat) reported. Production of coke, oil products and nuclear materials reduced by 9.3% YoY in January-September to 8.351 billion rubles ($4.338 billion). The output of…

Ukraine: metal market in January-September 2016

In November Ukrainian metal companies will produce 1.9 million tons of steel, 1.9 million tons of pig iron and 1.7 million tons of rolled metal, according to Ukrmetallurgprom forecasts. For October the company predicted steel output on the level of 2 million tons, pig iron – 2 million tons and rolled metal – 1.7 million…

Ukraine: Ferrexpo sales to China halved

For the past three years Ferrexpo has decreased its pellets supplies to China from 25% to 13%. “We started with 25% sales to China, but once we improved the quality of our pellets, we started selling more to the Western Europe and the North-Eastern Asia”, the investors and communications director Ingrid McMahon reported. According to…