Kazakhstan: Kazakhmys 2016 results

In 2016 Kazakhmys Corporation produced 225.657 thousand tons of copper cathodes, up by 2.5% YoY, or by 5.4 thousand tons. The average copper contents in ore totaled 0.95%, up by 1.1% YoY. In 2016 Kazakhmys factories processed 29.8 million tons of ore. This year the corporation intends to produce 232.6 thousand tons of copper cathodes.…

Russia: metal market situation discussed in Moscow

Moscow hosted a round table on metal market situation. Among the presenters were Zhanna Pets, the ChTPZ information-analytical department director, Arthur Krasavin, Mechel-Service marketing department director, and Zhanna Raus, Dialvest development director. In particular, Zhanna Pets reported on pipe market situation, noting that in 2017 it would decrease by 1% YoY, to 9.99 million tons.…

Russia: titanium output up in January 2017

In January output of raw titanium in Russia increased by 1.3% YoY and by 1.2% MoM.

According to the Federal Service of State Statistics, titanium semi-finished products (wire, rods and sections) output increased by 13.1% YoY, but dropped by 28.8% MoM. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Profil-Akras produces 5.5 thousand tons of pipes in February 2017

In February the Pipe Works named after Makarov (Profil-Akras) produced 5500 tons of pipes.

Deliveries to the local market reached 5700 tons, while exports stood at 2 thousand tons.

The company continues preparing for the start of the season, and March will see some scheduled repairs to ensure stable operation in summer. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: explosion at Lviv mine

On March 2, an explosion occurred at the No. 10 Stepnaya mine of Lvivugol. According to the report of the State Emergency Service, the explosion resulted in the cave-in of the rock, with 8 miners killed and 6 wounded. The fate of the 20 miners is still uncertain. At the time of explosion 172 miners…

Russia: Aluminum Association to standardize aluminum in construction

Aluminum Association has suggested standardizing documents regulating usage of aluminum and aluminum alloys in construction.

To reach the goal expert group will be created headed by the leading companies.

The decision has been taken during the meeting of the Aluminum Association construction sector with the participation of TatProf, KRAMZ, Realit, Rusal, Alukom, etc. (Ukrainian metal)

Uzbekistan: MMK at UzBuild-2017

Tashkent has become a host to the UzBuild-2017 international construction exhibition. MMK is one of the participants. The company presents products for construction, including bars, cold- and hot-rolling sheet, galvanized metal and metal with coating, as well as metal wares. Among the new products are the high-strength and wear-resistant steel, manufactured under MagStrong brand. In…

Russia: MMK starts producing new wares

MMK-Metiz under the program of product range increase started producing LB-52MK electrode with 2.6 mm diameter.

Now the company produces such electrodes in 4 diameters: 3.2, 4, 5 and 2.6 mm.

MMK-Metiz has been producing a wide range of welding materials since 1949. Its welding shop can produce 35 electrode grades. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: metal companies lose 400 thousand tons of steel because of blockade

In February Ukraine produced 1.71 million tons of steel, down by 18.7%, or by 393 thousand tons MoM. The average daily steel smelting in February dropped to 61.1 thousand tons from 67.8 thousand tons in January. Pig iron production in February decreased by 18.2%, to 1.565 million tons, rolled metal output dropped by 20%, to…