Latvia: British Steels to purchase all of KVV Liepājas metalurgs assets

In a letter sent to KVV Liepājas metalurgs administrator Vita Dika, Privatization Agency’s subsidiary FeLM board member Jānis Rībens and CItadele Bank on 17 April, the consortium, which includes companies like British Steel, Greybull Capital and Estonian company Baltic Metal Holding, affirmed its interest in purchasing all assets of the insolvent company. According to available…

Russia: metal structures output down in Q1 2018

In January-March Russia produced 1.1 million tons of metal structures, down by 5.1% YoY.

According to the Federal Service of State Statistics, in March the output grew by 8.2% MoM. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: gold output down in Q1 2018

In January-March Russia decreased output of raw and semi-refined gold, or gold powder by 1.6% YoY.

According to the Federal Service of State Statistics (Rosstat), in March gold output dropped by 7.1% YoY, but increased by 1.7% MoM. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: TMK sales up in Q1 2018

In January-March TMK sold 980 thousand tons of pipes, up by 1% QoQ and by 16% YoY. Seamless pipes sales remained almost on the level of the previous quarter, but grew by 3% YoY, to 677 thousand tons. Welded pipes sales increased by 4% QoQ and by 64% YoY, to 303 thousand tons. OCTG pipes…

Russia: metal prices up in March 2018

In March the prices of industrial goods dropped by 0.9% after a growth of 1% in February and of 0.1% in January. According to the Federal Service of State Statistics, non-ferrous metals prices increased by 4.5%, pig iron, steel and ferroalloy prices – by 2.8%, other primary steel wares – by 2.5%, and aluminum prices…

Ukraine: mining-metallurgical future depends on domestic market

The future of Ukrainian mining-metallurgical complex depends on the domestic market. “If the domestic market is strong, there will be construction, machine-building, car manufacture, subway construction. There will be development”, the opposition prime minister Boris Kolesnikov said during his visit to Zaporozhogneupor. According to him, the main problem of Ukrainian mining and metal complex is…