Belarus: metal output down in January-September 2016

Belarus’ industrial output decreased by 1.7% YoY in January-September to 58.136 billion Belarusian rubles (Br), or $30.199 billion at the official rate of the National Bank, the National Statistical Committee (Belstat) reported. Production of coke, oil products and nuclear materials reduced by 9.3% YoY in January-September to 8.351 billion rubles ($4.338 billion). The output of…

Ukraine: metal market in January-September 2016

In November Ukrainian metal companies will produce 1.9 million tons of steel, 1.9 million tons of pig iron and 1.7 million tons of rolled metal, according to Ukrmetallurgprom forecasts. For October the company predicted steel output on the level of 2 million tons, pig iron – 2 million tons and rolled metal – 1.7 million…

Ukraine: Ferrexpo sales to China halved

For the past three years Ferrexpo has decreased its pellets supplies to China from 25% to 13%. “We started with 25% sales to China, but once we improved the quality of our pellets, we started selling more to the Western Europe and the North-Eastern Asia”, the investors and communications director Ingrid McMahon reported. According to…

Russia: NLMK wins Silver Dolphin at Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards

NLMK Group, an international steel producer with operations in Russia, the US and European countries, has been honored at the prestigious Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards 2016 international festival for the first time in its history. At the Awards Ceremony that took place on October 14, NLMK received a Silver Dolphin in the Integrated Communications nomination for its #teamNLMK communication…

Ukraine: SPF to sell AFW

The State Property Fund will try to sell again the estate of the Aluminum Foil Works. According to the Fund statement, the company owns no buildings and has no land in lease. On the other hand it has 85517 units of current assets. The initial price of the privatization object is 966.42 million UAH (1159.71…

Ukraine: ZALK replaces 2 of the 7 supervisory members

Shareholders of the Zaporozhye Aluminum Works have replaced 2 of the 7 members of the supervisory board. According to the company statement, in particular, Alexei Arnautov and Yana Tikhonova have been dismissed with Vitaly Denisenko and Tatiana Kuzub appointed instead. Svetlana Bezverkhaya, Anastasia Mankovskaya, Natalia Pavliuk, Natalia Kharina and Irina Lepyavko have been reelected. The…

Ukraine: NZF fires commercial director

Nikopol Ferroalloy Plant has dismissed Sergey Bozhko from the office of deputy chairman, commercial director.

According to the company statement, Bozhko resigned. He has been in the office since December 13, 2013 and owns no company shares. The office is still vacant. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: ZZF ferroalloys output down in September 2016

In September Zaporozhye Ferro Alloys Plant produced 23.6 thousand tons of ferroalloys, down by 5.6% MoM, or by 1.4 thousand tons.

According to the Association of Ukrainian Ferroalloy Producers, in January-September the company output totaled 208.4 thousand tons, down by 8.1% YoY, or by 18.3 thousand tons. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: ferroalloys output up in September 2016

In September Ukraine produced 87.7 thousand tons of ferroalloys, up by 5.5% MoM, or by 4.6 thousand tons.

According to the Association of Ukrainian Ferroalloy Producers, in January-September ferroalloy output totaled 692.6 thousand tons, up by 8.7% YoY, or by 60.3 thousand tons. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: manganese output up in September 2016

In September Ukraine produced 159.1 thousand tons of manganese concentrate and sinter, up by 12% MoM, or by 17.3 thousand tons.

According to the Association of Ukrainian Ferroalloy Producers, in January-September manganese concentrate and sinterpoutput decreased by 22.1% YoY, or by 239.5 thousand tons, to 844.2 thousand tons. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Vekselberg firm raises stake in Petropavlovsk

Lamesa Group Holding, affiliated with Russian tycoon Viktor Vekselberg and his multi-industry holding Renova Group through Polo Company, has raised its share in U.K.-registered Petropavlovsk Plc, which operates in Russia, to 2.7448% from 1.5237%, Petropavlovsk said in a statement. Other details of the deal were not disclosed. Other affiliates of Renova Group control 14.764% in…

Russia: MMK sales up in Q3 2016

In Q3 Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works produced 3.17 million tons of steel, on the level of Q2. Steel smelting capacities were 88% loaded. Sales dropped by 4.7% to 2.86 million tons due to the sales increase within the group. VAT-products output decreased by 8.3% to 1.3 million tons. In January-September MMK produced 9.38 million…

Russia: AMZ to continue supplying sheet to EU

Asha Iron and Steel Works has confirmed the prolongation of the certificate to produce construction steel hot-rolled metal for the manufacture of metal or ferroconcrete structures. The certificate has been provided by TUV Rheinland Group. The hot-rolled metal of AMZ with CE-marking will continue being exported to the European Union. The company has received the…

Ukraine: DMZ puts BF into operation

On October 15, Donetsk Iron and Steel Works, situated in the territory of the Russia-supported terrorist organization Donetsk People’s Republic, put its blast furnace No. 1 into operation.

The halt of the BF was connected with the overhaul. Repairs at BF2 are underway. (Ukrainian metal)