Russia: rolled metal consumption to grow in 2018

The rolled metal consumption is expected to grow by 3-3.5% in 2018. According to Denis Dyatlov, MMK Trading House director, consumption will grow in car manufacture and machine-building, and will remain on the same level in pipe industry. Unfortunately, the construction industry shows negative results. In January-April rolled metal consumption dropped by 2%. This year…

Russia: used pipes shadow market still large

According to Igor Malyshev, director of the Fund of pipe industry development, the pipe market is still facing the problem of quality dumping, indicated by a growth of faked products sales, in particular, used pipes, which are sold as new under forged documents. The volume of the shadow market is considerable – over 1 million…

Ukraine: Lvivugol pays April 2018 salary

The state enterprise Lvivugol has completely cleared the salary debts for April to its miners. According to a company representative, the enterprise received a payment from the state enterprise Ugol Ukrainy (Coal of Ukraine), which allowed paying April salary in full. Soon May salary will also be paid. Earlier miners threatened to go on a…

Ukraine: Russia starts massively transporting coal from occupied Donbas

Ukrainian Member of Parliament, coordinator of the Information Resistance analytical group Dmytro Tymchuk says Russia has begun to massively transport coal from the self-proclaimed “Luhansk and Donetsk People’s Republics (LPR/DPR)” in the occupied areas of eastern Ukraine. “Figures show that coal supplies to Russia’s Rostov region in the first quarter of this year accounted for…

Russia: ferrous scrap exports to Belarus down in May 2018

In May Russia exported 98.6 thousand tons of ferrous scrap to Belarus via railroad, down by 16.5% both MoM and YoY.

In April the results were +4.6% and -16%, and in March +27.8% and +26.4% respectively.

In January-May Russia exported 498.5 thousand tons of scrap to Belarus, down by 4.4% YoY. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: PPGHO decreases yellow cake moisture

Yellow cake, or ammonium polyuranite, is the end product of enterprises, which mine uranium by ways of in-situ recovery – Dalur and Khiagda. The only drawback of this technique is the high moisture of the product (up to 30%). Later the yellow cake is processed into the triuranium octoxide with the minimum moisture. Priargunsky Manufacturing…

Ukraine: coal imports up in January-May 2018

In January-May Ukraine increased coal imports by 42.9% YoY, to 9.246 million tons. According to the State Fiscal Service, the value of the coal imported was $1.248 billion, up by 20.6% YoY. Russia supplied $826.656 million worth of coal (66.19%), USA – $343.63 million (27.51%), Canada – $48.365 million (3,87%), and other countries – $30.262…

Russia: KMZ ferromanganese output and sales up in May 2018

In May Kosaya Gora Iron and Steel Works was producing ferromanganese in two blast furnaces.

The output totaled 13 thousand tons. The growth allowed replenishing stocks and increasing sales.

In particular, in May KMZ sold 6.7 thousand tons of ferromanganese, up by 36% MoM. (Ukrainian metal)