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

Month

Ukrainian market, $/t, without VAT, EXW, $1/UAH25.499*

min

max

October

154

159

November

186

193

* – Ukrainian Hrivna and Russian Ruble exchange rates are as of 30.11.16 according to the National Bank of Ukraine and the Central Bank of the Russian Federation. (Ukrainian Metal)

Ukraine: Corum Group ships second roadheader to AMT

In mid-December Corum Group shipped the second roadheader to ArcelorMittal Temirtau.

According to the company statement, the machine will operate at Kazakhstanskaya mine.

The total lot of the machinery ordered comprises 4 pieces. The first one was produced in October and shipped in November. The final shipment is scheduled for January 2017. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: VSMPO-Avisma increases capacities for Boeing

On December 21, Boeing and VSMPO-Avisma announced the decision to increase Ural Boeing Manufacturing works capacities.

The new site will process titanium formings for all the Boieng aircraft, including the new 737 MAX and 777X models.

The new site will open in Q1 2018. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: nickel output down in January-November 2016

In January-November raw nickel output in Russia decreased by 16.4% YoY.

According to the Federal Service of State Statistics, in November raw nickel output dropped by 28.5% YoY and by 0.5% MoM. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: pellets exports in January-November 2016

In January-November Poltava Mining and Processing Works, a part of Ferrexpo, exported 10.2million tons of iron ore pellets. The products were shipped to Europe and the Near East, as well as Japan, Korea and China. In the same period Central GOK exported 2 million tons of pellets, with Karelsky okatysh exporting 4.439 million tons, Mikhaylovsky…

Russia: flat rolled copper output up in January-November 2016

In January-November raw copper output in Russia increased by 0.1%.

According to the Federal Service of State Statistics, copper plates, sheets, bars and bands output went up by 4.9% YoY, of rods and sections – by 19.2%, while that of wire dropped by 14.2% and of foil – by 9.4%. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine ready to waive separatist coal

The coal from the territory of the so-called Lugansk and Donetsk People’s Republics could become useless. Ukraine was forced to buy coal from the occupied territories, but now could stop the purchases altogether. According to the first deputy chairman of the BPP fraction Igor Kononenko, Ukraine had to buy the separatist coal in order not…