Russia: zinc and lead output down in August 2016

In January-August Russia decreased raw lead output by 4.6% YoY, while that of raw zinc increased by 4.4%.

According to the Federal Service of State Statistics, in August raw lead output dropped by 18.2% YoY, while that of zinc – by 10.1%. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: Centravis pipes used at most NPPs and TPPS

On October 10, the national nuclear energy-generating company Energoatom plans to buy 530.48 million UAH worth of equipment to repair refrigerators of the Zaporozhye Nuclear Power Plant. It plans to use welded pipes, which could lead to the second Chernobyl. According to the Centravis Production Ukraine regional sales department director Denis Knyazhentsev, the company pipes…

Russia: Siberia to see another rolled metal price increase

In October-November metal products in Siberia will become more expensive.

According to Andrei Sosedko, head of Ferrum, hot-rolled metal price will go up because of the world markets price increase.

The November rise is explained by the coking coal price increase, as it constitutes 20% of the metal prime cost. (Ukrainian metal)

Metals of Ukraine & Russia: bars (structural steel), July 2016

Month

Russian market, $/t, EXW, without VAT, $1/RUR67.05*

min

max

June

477

477

July

477

477

* – Ukrainian Hrivna and Russian Ruble exchange rates are as of 31.07.16 according to the National Bank of Ukraine and the Central Bank of the Russian Federation. (Ukrainian Metal)

Ukraine: steel pipes export-import in August 2016

In August Ukraine exported $33.91 million worth of steel pipes, while imports totaled $6.13 million.

According to the State Fiscal Service, the main consumer of Ukrainian steel pipes in August was Russia ($8.03 million).

In January-August Ukraine exported $259.91 million worth of pipes, with imports at $71.33 million. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: manganese ore export-import in August 2016

In August Ukraine imported $10.44 million worth of manganese ore, with exports on the level of $0.21 million.

According to the State Fiscal Service, the main supplier of manganese ore in August was Australia ($3.47 million).

In January-August Ukraine imported $67.79 million worth of manganese ore, while exports reached $1.59 million. (Ukrainian metal)

Metals of Ukraine & Russia: beams (structural steel), July 2016

Month

Russian market, $/t, EXW, without VAT, $1/RUR67.05*

min

max

June

562

750

July

562

750

* – Ukrainian Hrivna and Russian Ruble exchange rates are as of 31.07.16 according to the National Bank of Ukraine and the Central Bank of the Russian Federation. (Ukrainian Metal)

Metals of Ukraine & Russia: square billets (structural steel), July 2016

Month

Ukrainian market, $/t, without VAT, EXW, $1/UAH24.798*

min

max

June

277

376

July

252

408

* – Ukrainian Hrivna and Russian Ruble exchange rates are as of 31.07.16 according to the National Bank of Ukraine and the Central Bank of the Russian Federation. (Ukrainian Metal)

Ukraine: coke export-import in August 2016

In August Ukraine imported $17.04 million worth of coke, with exports at $3.01 million.

According to the State Fiscal Service, the main supplier of coke in August was Russia ($9.2 million).

In January-August Ukraine imported $164.49 million worth of coke, while exports totaled $18.54 million. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: ferroalloys output down in August 2016

In August Ukraine produced 83.1 thousand tons of ferroalloys, down by 9.9% MoM, or by 9.1 thousand tons.

According to Association of Ukrainian Ferroalloy Producers, in January-August Ukraine produced 665.2 thousand tons of ferroalloys, up by 6.9% YoY, or by 42.7 thousand tons. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: ZALK and ZTMK to be privatized

The State Property Fund has compiled a list of state assets for privatization and is busy working out its terms.

In particular Zaporozhye Aluminum Works and Zaporozhye Titanium and Magnesium Works are among companies to be privatized in 2016. (Ukrainian metal)