Russia: metal structures market improving

According to the Association of the stele construction development (ARSS), in Q1 metal structures for construction output increased by 10% YoY. Since 2011 the growth has reached 29%. The Far Eastern Federal District demonstrated the highest growth – 2-fold. Since the beginning of the year the number of construction agreements concluded in Russia has increased…

Russia: TMK pipes sales up in Q2 2018

In April-June TMK sold 1.075 million tons of pipes, up by 10% QoQ. In H1 the combined pipe sales grew by 14% YoY, to 2.056 million tons, mostly because of the sales growth in America. TMK retains its forecast for this year unchanged and expects OCTG pipes demand in Russia to remain on the high…

Ukraine: EMSS produces rolls for ABB

Energomashspetsstal has supplied a batch of rolls to ABB.

“In June EMSS shipped 183 tons of rolls to Finnish and Polish metal makers. The parts will be used in engine manufacture”, the company said.

The rolls were delivered by automobiles and via railroad. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: rolled metal railroad deliveries down in H1 2018

In June direct deliveries of rolled metal and pipes to metal structure manufacturers via railroad totaled 59.5 thousand tons.

In annual comparison they dropped by 14%.

In January-June deliveries decreased by 9.8% YoY, to 329.4 thousand tons. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: ferrous metals deliveries to car manufacturers up in June 2018

In June direct deliveries of ferrous metals to the major car manufacturers via railroad totaled 89.3 thousand tons.

In annual comparison the deliveries grew by 9.3%.

In January-June deliveries reached 533.8 thousand tons, up by 7% YoY. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: metal deliveries to shipbuilders down in June 2018

In June direct deliveries of steel, pipes and semi-finished products to the major shipbuilding companies via railroad reached 6.1 thousand tons.

In annual comparison the deliveries decreased by 22.4%.

In January-June supplies totaled 57.5 thousand tons, down by 13.7% YoY. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Svyatogor commissions reverberatory furnace

Svyatogor, a part of UGMK, has put into operation after a major overhaul the reverberatory furnace No. 1.

The furnace was shut down in May 2017.

It took 2 months to cool down the furnace. While working its temperature reaches 1500 degrees C.

Investments in the project totaled 120 million rubles. (Ukrainian metal)

Kazakhstan: gold production up in H1 2018

In January-June an overall production of unwrought gold and semi-processed gold or in powder form reached 44,965 kg, up by 8.4% YoY, Statistics Committee of the National Economy Ministry of Kazakhstan reports. In the accounting period gross output of unwrought and semi-processed silver or in the powder form made 494,145 kg, down by 9.3%. (Kazinform/Ukrainian…

Russia: VIZ-Stal output up in H1 2018

In January-June VIZ-Stal produced 86 thousand tons of transformer steel, up by 12% YoY, with capacities fully loaded.

Sales grew by 10%, to 84 thousand tons.

Exports accounted for 78%, with 90% of them on long-term contracts. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: ferrous metals scrap imports from Kazakhstan down in May 2018

In May, according to the customs statistics, Russia imported 49.5 thousand tons of ferrous scarp from Kazakhstan, down by 24.3% YoY.

Average price was $257 per ton.

In January-May imports dropped by 25.5% YoY, to 155.6 thousand tons. (Ukrainian metal)

Uzbekistan: Chinese companies to look for non-ferrous metals

A number of Chinese companies plan to carry out projects to mine tungsten, molybdenum and copper on the Ingichka plateau.

According to the preliminary agreement, $50-55 million will be invested in the construction of infrastructure.

Investors also plan to construct at least two mines. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: OMZ-Spetsstal starts shipping reactor billets for Ruppur NPP

OMZ-Spetsstal has started shipping billets for the reactor body for the first power block of Ruppur Nuclear Power Plant in Bangladesh.

Under the contract concluded in September 2017 the company will supply billets to produce the reactor body.

So far the company has supplied billets of the flange, lower and supporting shells. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Severstal-Metiz sets record in fiber manufacture

In June Severstal-Metiz produced the record-high volume of fiber – almost 1.5 thousand tons.

62% of the products were exported to Europe, and the rest was shipped to CIS countries and Russian customers.

At present the company produces 4 types of steel fiber and is the Russian leader in its output. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: KMEZ assembling new conveyers to transport copper cathodes

Kyshtym Electrolytic Copper Plant has started assembling new conveyer system in the copper electrolysis shop.

The machinery will transport empty matrixes, matrixes with cathode leftovers and anodes.

While assembling the new conveyers the manufacture has not been stopped.

Commissioning is scheduled for July.

Investments in the project total 380 million rubles. (Ukrainian metal)