Ukraine: scrap 5% duty cancelled

The Verkhovnaya Rada of Ukraine has cancelled the 5% import duty on ferrous scrap. The new decree stipulates the zero imports duty instead of the current 5%. According to the industry committee head Victor Halasyuk, this is the second part of the help to the mining-metallurgical complex. “Our first step was to increase the export…

Metals of Ukraine & Russia: scrap (grade 2a), August 2016

Month

Ukrainian market, $/t, without VAT, FCA, $1/UAH25.489*

min

max

July

135

140

August

155

159

* – Ukrainian Hrivna and Russian Ruble exchange rates are as of 31.08.16 according to the National Bank of Ukraine and the Central Bank of the Russian Federation. (Ukrainian Metal)

Russia: Mechel-Service supplies rebars for bridge construction in Ufa

The metal-trading company of Mechel – Mechel-Service – has supplied around 3 thousand tons of rebars for the construction of the second bridge in Ufa.

The length of the bridge over the Belaya river is 836 m. (Ukrainian metal)

Metals of Ukraine & Russia: channel (structural steel), August 2016

Month

Russian market, $/t, EXW, without VAT, $1/RUR64.91*

min

max

July

544

634

August

565

634

* – Ukrainian Hrivna and Russian Ruble exchange rates are as of 31.08.16 according to the National Bank of Ukraine and the Central Bank of the Russian Federation. (Ukrainian Metal)

Ukraine: Makeevka to put Metallist into operation

The so-called Donetsk People’s Republic, the Russia-supported terrorist organization in Donetsk region, plans to put into operation the electric-welded pipes works Metallist. According to the non-existing Ministry of industry and trade of DPR, the works will be put into operation on October 6. The works has been idle since 2014, after the town of Makeevka…

Ukraine: metal output in January-September 2016

In January-September Ukraine produced 18.32 million tons of carbon steel, up by 7.4% YoY. Pig iron output went up by 11.75%, to 17.88 million tons, that of rolled metal – by 7.7%, to 16.13 million tons. Ukraine also produced 9.69 million tons of coke, up by 15.1% YoY, and 623.1 thousand tons of steel pipes,…

Metals of Ukraine & Russia: round billets (ordinary steel), August 2016

Month

Ukrainian market, $/t, without VAT, EXW, $1/UAH25.489*

min

max

July

346

418

August

346

379

* – Ukrainian Hrivna and Russian Ruble exchange rates are as of 31.08.16 according to the National Bank of Ukraine and the Central Bank of the Russian Federation. (Ukrainian Metal)

Ukraine: TPPs short of coal

The energy-generating companies of the thermal power plants need 340 thousand tons of coal to meet the goal stipulated by the Ministry of energy and coal mining. In particular the companies are 160 thousand tons short of anthracite coals and 180 thousand tons of gas-generating coals. According to the stocking plan, as of November 1,…