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,…

Ukraine: steel output down in November 2016

In November steel output decreased by 3.1% MoM, or by 62 thousand tons, to 1941 thousand tons.

In January-November steel output increased by 5.6% YoY, or by 1174 thousand tons, to 22183 thousand tons. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: rolled metal output up in November 2016

In November Ukraine produced 1790 thousand tons of rolled metal, up by 6.2% MoM, or by 104 thousand tons.

In January-November rolled metal output increased by 6.8% YoY, or by 1246 thousand tons, to 19601 thousand tons. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: UGMK reelects CEO

Shareholders of the Ukrainian Mining and Metallurgical Company has reelected Valentin Sobchuk the general director.

According to the company statement, Sobchuk has been appointed till December 31, 2017.

Ukraine: Mariupol Ilyich starts constructing desulfurization complex

Mariupol Ilyich Iron and Steel Works has started constructing the smoke desulfurizing complex withing its sintering factory gas-purifying system upgrade. The 900-million UAH project will decrease sulfur pollution by 43%. At present the work is being carried out at sintering machines No. 7, 8 and 9. Total investments in the sintering factory upgrade will amount…