Russia: StalTrans metal wares output up

In December StalTrans intends to sell 2.6 thousand tons of metal wares, up by 11% MoM. According to the company statement, the main increase is expected in wire – by 16% MoM, to 1.6 thousand tons. Nail supplies will not change considerably and will total around 0.8 thousand tons. In January-November the company supplied 36…

Ukraine: ferroalloy companies working without problems

Major Ukrainian ferroalloy companies (Nikopol and Zaporozhye Ferro Alloy Works), as well as Ordzhonikidze and Marganets Mining and Processing Works, all parts of the Privat Group, continue operating according to their manufacturing plans. Earlier due to the nationalization of PrivatBank the companies accounts were blocked. PrivatBank also managed Stakhanov Ferroalloys Plant, ZZF, MGOK and OGOK…

Ukraine: AMKR wins environment case in court

The Supreme Commercial Court of Ukraine has satisfied the cassation appeal of ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih. According to the company statement, the court decision cancels the decision of the Dniepropetrovsk Commercial Court of Appeals, while the decision of the Commercial Court of the Dniepropetrovsk region that prohibited the prosecutors from claiming 72.69 million UAH of damage…

Ukraine: steel pipes output down in November 2016

In November steel pipes output in Ukraine decreased by 3.7% MoM, or by 3 thousand tons, to 78 thousand tons.

In January-November Ukraine produced 782 thousand tons of steel pipes, up by 0.6% YoY, or by 5 thousand tons. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: coke output down in November 2016

In November bulk 6% moisture coke output in Ukraine decreased by 6.7% MoM, or by 70 thousand tons, to 978 thousand tons.

In January-November Ukraine produced 11725 thousand tons of bulk coke, up by 10.9% YoY, or by 1153 thousand tons. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Khakasia to start producing steel rope

The Republic of Khakasia intends to start producing steel rope at the Abaz monocity.

The project presupposes the creation of 2 lines to produce 3.5-35 mm diameter rope (GOST 2688-80, 7688-80, 3077-80).

Siemens will supply the equipment. Steel rope production will start in 5 years. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: mining and metallurgical complex in January-November 2016

In January 2017 Ukraine will produce 2 million tons of steel, 2 million tons of pig iron and 1.8 million tons of rolled metal, according to Ukrmetallurgprom. For December the company forecast 2 million tons of pig iron, 2.1 million tons of steel and 1.8 million tons of rolled metal. In 2016 Ukraine is expected…

Ukraine: coal imports in January-November 2016

In January-November Ukraine imported $817 million worth of coal from Russia. According to the State Fiscal Service, total imports reached $1.29 billion, with exports on the level of $43.28 million. The main importers in the given period were Slovenia ($25.8 million), Russia ($7.5 million) and Turkey ($7.1 million). In January-November Ukraine imported $817.4 million worth…

Russia: copper alloys output down in January-November 2016

In January-November Russian output of raw copper alloys decreased by 31.6% YoY.

According to the Federal Service of State Statistics, in November raw copper alloy output dropped by 23.5% YoY and by 14.5% MoM. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: steel pipe prices to grow

For the last 6 years steel pipes consumption in Russia stabilized on the level of 10 million tons per year. Imports have decreased in the last 2 years, with 400 thousand tons imported in 2015-2016, as opposed to 1 million tons previously. At the same time Russian manufacturers increase exports. In 2016 the volume of…

Russia: NLMK refractory shop pollution decreased

Novolipetsk Iron and Steel Works has completed the project on refractory shop 4 electric air filters reconstruction, started in 2015. Thanks to the project the pollution from shop decreased by 18%. “The massive reconstruction of the filters started in 2015. The investments totaled 480 million rubles. Taking the new machinery into account, we now have…

Ukraine: BINDT confirms EMSS quality qualification

The Energomashspetsstal non-destructive testing department has received the certificates of the British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing.

Now the company can use the machinery under the PED 2014/68/EU.

The company employs specialists of the 2nd and 3rd level of qualification according to EN ISO 9712:2012. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Nornickel board approves 2017 budget

The board of directors of PJSC «MMC «Norilsk Nickel», the leading global nickel and palladium producer, approved of the company’s budget for 2017. In 2016, the company successfully completed all scheduled key investment projects including the development of high-IRR brownfield mining projects in the Polar division, the ramp-up of Skalisty mine, active construction phase of…

Ukraine: pig iron output down in November 2016

In November Ukraine produced 1909 thousand tons of pig iron, down by 1.5% MoM, or by 29 thousand tons.

In January-November pig iron output increased by 8.7% YoY, or by 1727 thousand tons, to 21646 thousand tons. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: palladium output up in November 2016

Russia’s palladium and palladium alloy output rose by 1.7% YoY and by 23.8% MoM in November, the Federal State Statistics Service said. Platinum and platinum alloy production decreased by 22.5% YoY but rose by 6.3% MoM. In January-November, palladium and palladium alloy production remained flat, while platinum and platinum alloy output fell by 2.6%. Previously,…