Russia: copper exports up in Q1 2019

In January-March, Russia exported 231.5 thousand tons of copper in primary forms as well as wire rod valued at $1409 million, up by 5.8%, but down by 5.9% YoY respectively. In March the average price of copper in primary forms was $6211 per ton FOB Russian border, down by 8.3%. Wire rod price was $6238…

Russia: Severstal rolled metal approved by Nissan

Severstal has been approved by Nissan Manufacturing RUS to supply its galvanized rolled metal of NST780X and NST980X grades. The company has confirmed its technical compliance with the client’s demands and received a right to supply metal for the mass production of Nissan cars in Russia. Moreover, under its large-scale reconstruction program Severstal has started…

Latvia: talks with investors on sale of KPV Liepājas metalurgs assets continue

Subsidiary of Privatization Agency of the Republic of Latvia SIA FeLM continues holding talks with investors on the sale of assets of insolvent metallurgical company KVV Liepājas metalurgs, says FeLM board chairman Jānis Rībens. “Talks continue with multiple investors. FeLM assesses offers from all investors, including offers regarding sale of separate assets. In accordance with…

Russia: ZEMZ repairs furnace No. 2

ZEMZ has repaired the furnace No. 2, an important part of the mill-1150 in the rolling shop No. 1. The furnace heats billets with the weight of up to 3.6 tons for the consequent rolling at the mill. The furnace is fueled with natural gas. Its output is 150 tons per day. As a result…