Ukraine: scrap prices to grow in March 2019

The state enterprise Ukrpromvneshekspertisa forecasts that in March ferrous scrap prices will grow by 3-12.5% MoM, to $315-340 per ton. The price could grow following the increase in price of rolled metal. At the same time, in April the experts expect a drop of export quotations because of the decrease in demand and the seasonal…

Russia: gold output in Yakutia up in 2018

In 2018 Yakutia became one of the three largest gold extractors in Russia.

The output has reached 29.5 tons, up by 20% YoY.

Aldansky district yielded 12.75 tons of gold.

The Sakha Gold Mining extracted 17.4 thousand ounces of alluvial gold last year.

Polyus Aldan mined 6.209 tons of gold. (Ukrainian metal)

EAEU: electrode import duty zeroed

On February 22 the Eurasian Economic Commission considered a number of integration, trade, as well as customs and technical regulation issues.

One of the decisions was the zeroing of the customs duties on some of grafitized electrodes.

At present the duty is 5%.

The 0% duty is applied till April 30, 2020. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: pipes exports down in January 2019

In January Ukraine exported $48.728 million worth of steel pipes, down by 9.1% YoY.

Imports grew by 54.1%, to $19.118 million.

According to the State Fiscal Service, in January exports dropped by 13.6% MoM, while imports – by 2.3%, to $0.454 million.

USA imported the most pipes – $11.852 million. (Ukrainian metal)

Belarus: coal re-exports to Ukraine up in 2018

In 2018 Belarus increased the exports of anthracite coal to Ukraine 340-fold, and ordinary coal – 980-fold. Belarus has no coal deposits of its own. Coal re-exports last year totaled 853.9 thousand tons valued at $74.9 million. Ukraine accounted for 588.5 thousand tons (0.6 thousand tons in 2017) at $50.3 million ($63 million), and EU…