Ukraine: coal imports up in January 2018

In January Ukraine increased coal imports 1.8-fold, or by 1 million tons YoY, to 2.25 million tons. According to the State Fiscal Service, the value of the coal imported was $281.16 million, up by 64.5% YoY ($170.897 million). In particular, Russia supplied $170.579 million worth of coal (60.67%), USA – $91.017 million (32.37%), Canada –…

Ukraine: Interpipe sales up in 2017

In 2017 Interpipe increased sales by 35% YoY, to 767 thousand tons. According to the company statement, this is the best result in 3 years. In particular, pipe deliveries to the Ukrainian market grew by 29%, to 148 thousand tons, mostly because of the gas output increase. Combined sales in the Americas totaled 90 thousand…

Russia: Sibcable metal processing up in 2017

In 2017 Sibcable increased copper processing to 15 thousand tons and aluminum – to 2.7 thousand tons. In 2016 the company processed 14.1 thousand tons of copper and 2.1 thousand tons of aluminum. The combined increase totaled 1.5 thousand tons. According to the company manufacturing director Sergey Lipovka, the growth of processing and manufacture is…

Ukraine: coke exports down in January 2018

In January Ukraine exported 3.027 thousand tons of coke valued at $884 thousand, down 4.3-fold and by 45.1% YoY respectively. According to the State Fiscal Service, the main customers were Belarus (48.3%), Russia (27.6%) and Romania (16.87%). At the same time, Ukraine imported 156.913 thousand tons of coke valued at $44.598 million, up 2.1-fold and…

Ukraine: titanium ore exports down in January 2018

In January Ukraine exported 37.422 thousand tons of titanium-containing ore and concentrate, down by 33.9% YoY, valued at $7.115 million, down by 1.8%. According to the State Fiscal Service, the main importers were Turkey (45.31%), the Czech Republic (15.73%) and China (10.32%). Last month Ukraine imported 805 tons of titanium-containing ores valued at $163 thousand.…

Ukraine: ISD CEO detained in Moscow

A number of media reported that on February 7 the Oleg Mkrtchan, CEO of the Industrial Union of Donbass, was detained in Moscow.

The corporation has no information on the reasons of the detainment.

Sources say the detainment might have something to do with the embezzlement of funds. (Ukrainian metal)

Azerbaijan: large aluminum plant to be restored

Azerbaijan plans to restore and restart Ganja Aluminum Plant, Kamran Nabizade, director general of the Azerbaijan Industrial Corporation, said at the corporation’s meeting on February 7. “The goal is to organize the manufacture of primary and final aluminum products,” Nabizade said. “This will make it possible to increase competitiveness of the aluminum production sphere and…

Uzbekistan: coal needs fully covered in 2017

According to the Ministry of Economy, in 2017 Uzbekistan consumed 4.8 million tons of coal. The needs have been completely covered. As the coal consumption grows with the increase of the population, a program for coal industry development has been approved. It envisages both new construction and modernization of existing capacities. Coal output is expected…

Ukraine: ferrous metals exports revenue up in January 2018

In January Ukraine increased revenue from ferrous metals exports by 33.4% YoY, to $873.35 million. According to the State Fiscal Service, ferrous metals accounted for 23.45% of the total exports in the period, up from 21.64% last January. In December 2017 revenue from ferrous metals exports totaled $817.37 million. At the same time ferrous metals…

Kazakhstan: coal production up in 2017

In 2017, 12.5 million tons of Kazakhstan coal were shipped for utility needs. “In 2017 coal production was higher by 8.3% than in 2016. 12.5 million tons were supplied for household and utility needs”, said Minister of Energy Kanat Bozumbayev when visiting Pavlodar region. According to Bozumbayev, in Kazakhstan there is a stable growth of…