Ukraine: coal imports up in January-November 2017

Ukraine in January-November increased coal imports in monetary terms 1.87-fold YoY, to $2.431 billion, according to the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine. Russia remained the major supplier of coal over the period under review, accounting for 56.4% of total supplies worth $1.37 billion, the report said. It is followed by the United States (24.8%, $603.8…

Ukraine: Russian oligarch eyes purchase of AMZ in occupied Donbas

Russian oligarch Alisher Usmanov is interested in Alchevsk Iron and Steel Works, a Ukrainian enterprise earlier seized by Russia-backed militants in the occupied Donbas, according to a Ukrainian MP, coordinator of Information Resistance analytical group Dmytro Tymchuk. Leaders of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (“DPR”) are failing to revive operations of most of the “nationalized”…

Kazakhstan: AMT miners stop striking

The Saranskaya, Abayskaya, named after Kuzembaeva and named after Kostenko mines have resumed operation. According to ArcelorMittal Temirtau press service, at present the company is evaluating the resumption of operation at other mines. AMT management offered miners to increase their salary by 30%. During the strike the coal for metallurgical operation was purchased from other…

Ukraine: metal output forecast for January 2018

Ukrmetallurgprom forecasts that in January 2018 Ukraine will produce 2 million tons of steel, 1.9 million tons of pig iron and 1.8 million tons of rolled metal. According to updated data, in November Ukraine produced 1.87 million tons of steel, 1.83 million tons of pig iron and 1.6 million tons of rolled metal. A slight…

Ukraine: metal companies increase gas consumption in November 2017

In November Ukrainian metal companies consumed 165 million cubic meters of gas, up by 10% MoM.

According to Ukrmetallurgpromgas, in 11 months gas consumption grew by 3% YoY, to 1.6 billion cubic meters.

Metal companies also consumed 10.5 billion kW-h of electricity, down by 11%. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: no scrap shortage in November 2017

In November Ukrainian metal companies were supplied with scrap at 96%. According to Ukrmetallurgprom, last month scrap-procuring companies prepared 318 thousand tons, up by 2% MoM. Of this volume local metal companies received 270 thousand tons, while 48 thousand tons were exported, up by 20% MoM. In January-November out of 3.4 million tons of scrap…