Ukraine: Russia coal smuggling from occupied regions on the rise

In September Russia exported to Europe 208 thousand tons of coal, illegally taken from the occupied districts of Donetsk and Lugansk regions.

This is up by 18% MoM, or by 33 thousand tons.

According to a source among Russian coal traders, in August-September coal exports were hindered by the Russian Railroads limitations. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: Lugansk coal mining down in January-September 2017

In January-September Pervomayskugol decreased coal output by 48.1%, Lisichanskugol – by 14.2%.

According to the Ministry of energy and coal industry, Pervomayskugol mines extracted 129.9 thousand tons of coal, while Lisichanskugol – 148.3 thousand tons.

All in all coal output in Ukraine in 9 months decreased by 11.5% YoY. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: MMK Trading House increases sales

MMK Trading House LLC is expanding the sales of its sections for major construction projects. In August the company supplied profiled sheeting for the construction of the TMK scientific-technical center in Skolkovo, as well as delivered galvanized sheeting to a number of cattle-breeding projects under construction in the Central region. The volume of the delivery…

Ukraine: metal consumption growing

In January-September metal consumption in Ukraine increased by 6.3% YoY. According to Ukrmetallurgprom, metal companies supplied 2.737 million tons of products to the local market against 2.574 million tons in 9 months of 2016. The local market share increased from 15.8% to 20.3%. At the same time exports dropped by 20.8% YoY, to 10.732 million…

Russia: Vyksa Works LDP certified by Gazprom

Vyksa Iron and Steel Works pipes have received the Gazprom certificate for the correspondence to InterGazCert system. The certificate confirms that the electric-welded large diameter pipes to be used in construction, reconstruction and repairs of pipelines completely correspond to the Gazprom standards. Earlier the works received the InterGazCert certificate of the quality management system according…