Ukraine: Ukrzaliznytsia limiting AMKR transportation

Ukrzaliznytsia has imposed temporary limitations on the foreign transportation to ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih. The prohibition will be in effect until it is cancelled, and covers transportation of all cargo from railroads of CIS and Baltic States. Earlier AMKR experienced a railroad shop strike. Ukrzaliznytsia agreed with metal companies to coordinate actions on cargo transportation. (Ukrainian…

Russia: gold output up in January-April 2018

In January-April Russia increased raw and semi-raw gold, or in powder form output by 2% YoY.

According to Rosstat, in April gold output grew by 14.1% YoY.

At the same time, gold manufacture dropped by 8.3% MoM. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: TMK to continue exporting billets to US

The Pipe Metallurgical Company will continue supplying steel billets to the USA despite the $25 import duty. According to the company deputy CEO on strategy and corporate development Vladimir Shmatovich, TMK is trying to make the US authorities exclude its products from the list of duties. “Still, the price growth on the US market and…

Russia: copper exports up in Q1 2018

In January-March Russia exported 218.7 thousand tons of primary copper valued at $1496 million, up by 15.2% and by 40.6% YoY respectively.

In March the average price of primary copper was $6739 per ton FOB Russian border, up by 19% YoY.

Copper wire rod (wire) price was $6769 per ton, up by 23.4%. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Primorzoloto to construct gold-extracting factory in the Far East

Within the Freeport of Vladivostok project, Primorzoloto plans to construct a gold-extracting factory.

Investor intends to construct two quarries.

Gold-bearing ore will be delivered to the factory with the capacity of 500 thousand tons of ore per year.

It is expected to obtain 64.5 tons of gold under the project. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Severstal gets IATF 16949 certificate

Severstal was one of the first Russian companies to confirm the correspondence of its quality management system to the IATF 16949 standard. The DQS experts have checked Cherepovets Iron and Steel Works facilities. “The presence of the certified quality system is a must in relations with automobile manufacturers both in Russia and abroad”, Severstal Russian…