Ukraine: metal output up in August 2019

In August Ukraine increased steel output by 8.5% MoM, to 1.936 million tons. Pig iron manufacture grew by 10.5%, to 1.819 million tons, and rolled metal – by 3.6%, to 1.568 million tons. In January-August Ukraine produced 14.65 million tons of steel, 13.71 million tons of pig iron and 12.55 million tons of rolled metal,…

Ukraine: VostGOK orders underground dump truck

Vostochniy Mining and Processing Works has ordered Epiroc Ukraine LLC the delivery of an underground dump truck for 13.15 million UAH. Until April 2020 the Smolinskaya mine in Kirovograd region must receive a new underground dump truck MT2010 developed by Atlas Copco Rock Drills AB, Sweden and assembled by Epiroc Rock Drills AB, Sweden with…

SHFE stainless steel futures set for Sept 25 launch

Stainless steel futures will begin trading on the Shanghai Futures Exchange on September 25, the China Securities Regulatory Commission said last week. “The development of stainless steel futures will provide market participants with an open, transparent and constant price indication as well as a highly effective risk-management tool […] to promote the stable and healthy…