Ukraine: Mariupol Ilyich developing construction coils manufacture

In October-November Mariupol Ilyich Iron and Steel Works, a part of Metinvest, started producing 1.2-1.55 mm hot-rolled coils. According to Metinvest statement, these coils are used in construction. Coils are made in accordance with DSTU 2834-94/GOST 16523-97. The EU-standard coils are expected to be produced in the near future. “Ukraine never produced hot-rolled coils of…

Russia: Komi not to construct alumina plant

The Republic of Komi decided not to build the alumina plant. Komi Aluminum was SUAL’s project on construction of alumina-aluminum complex, with the expected capacity of 6.5 million tons of bauxites, 1.5 million tons of alumina and 300-500 thousand tons of aluminum per year. The cost of the project was estimated at $2 billion in…

Russia: ex-CEO of Sveza Shevelyov becomes Severstal CEO

Alexander Shevelyov, who earlier was the CEO of timber company Sveza, has been appointed the CEO of steelmaker Severstal, the company said in a statement.

Acting CEO of Severstal Alexander Kulichenko was appointed the CFO. (Prime/Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: KSLZ to employ local citizens

After several years of idleness the Kremenchuk Steel Works starts operating.

The company will be opening new jobs in the railroad car and steel shops for local citizens.

The Kremenchuk mayor has ordered the company to provide salary and tax plans. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: aluminum alloys output up in January-October 2016

In January-October Russia increased primary aluminum output by 1.4% YoY, with aluminum alloys output up by 11.2%.

According to the Federal Service of State Statistics, aluminum rods and sections production went up by 2.4%, of plates, sheets, strips and bands – by 9.7%, but that of foil dropped by 10.8%, all YoY. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Amurmetal sees losses in Q3 2016

In Q3 Amurmetal received 748.3 million rubles of net losses, up by 2% QoQ. The company revenue totaled 989 million rubles, down by 25% QoQ. Liquid steel smelting dropped by 60% YoY, to 167.84 thousand tons. In January-September Amurmetal received 2.56 billion rubles of net losses, up by 27% YoY. The company produced 71 thousand…

Ukraine: EMSS to produce parts for Italy

Energomashspetsstal has signed an agreement with Presezzi Extrusion s.p.a. for the delivery of parts for pressure equipment.

EMSS will produce columns and crossheads with the total weight of 63.5 tons.

According to the contract, all the parts have to be supplied in Q1 2017.

The companies have been cooperating for over 12 years. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: platinum and palladium output down in January-October 2016

In January-October Russia decreased palladium ingots and its alloys output by 0.1% YoY.

Platinum and its ingots production dropped by 0.4% YoY.

In October platinum output dropped by 33.6% YoY and by 28.5% MoM. Palladium output decreased by 30.2% YoY and by 6.2% MoM. (Ukrainian metal)

Kazakhstan: metal output in January-October 2016

In January-October Kazakhstan produced 3521.85 thousand tons of steel, up by 11.7% YoY.

According to the Ministry of economy, flat rolled metal output totaled 2476.75 thousand tons, up by 17.5% YoY, ferroalloys production reached 1595 thousand tons, up by 5.8%.

Kazakhstan also mined 80.82 million tons of coal, down by 5.6% YoY. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: ferroalloys export-import in October 2016

In October Ukraine exported $59.03 million worth of ferroalloys, with imports on the level of $9.55 million.

According to the State Fiscal Service, the main consumer of Ukrainian ferroalloys in October was Turkey ($11.43 million).

In January-October Ukraine exported $578.55 million worth of ferroalloys, while imports reached $70.78 million. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: Australia to discuss uranium deliveries

Australia will hold parliamentary hearings to discuss uranium deliveries to Ukrainian nuclear power plants. According to the parliament chairman Stewart Robert, safety measures will be discussed. The authorities want to be sure that their uranium is not used to produce nuclear weapon or in other military ways. In March Ukraine and Australia signed an agreement…

Ukraine: coke output up in October 2016

In October Ukraine produced 1048 thousand tons of 6% moisture bulk coke, up by 0.2% MoM, or by 2 thousand tons. In January-October coke output went up by 12.4% YoY, or by 1186 thousand tons, to 10747 thousand tons. In September Ukraine produced 1046 thousand tons of 6% moisture bulk coke, down by 3.6% MoM,…

Ukraine: UPE sees scrap stocks up in November 2016

The state enterprise Ukrpromvneshexpertisa forecasts that in November scrap stocks of metal companies will increase by 18.75-25% MoM, or by 30-40 thousand tons, to 190-200 thousand tons. “In October the stocks were on the level of 160 thousand tons. I believe, they will grow, because the steel smelting decrease and scrap supply growth are expected.…

Ukraine: steel pipes output down in October 2016

In October Ukraine produced 81 thousand tons of steel pipes, down by 1.2% MoM, or by 1 thousand tons.

In January-October steel pipes output dropped by 0.4% YoY, or by 3 thousand tons, to 704 thousand tons. (Ukrainian metal)