Ukraine: metal output up in May 2017

In May Ukraine produced 1.689 million tons of steel, up by 7.5% YoY. According to Ukrmetallurgprom, pig iron output increased by 10.2%, to 1.591 million tons, that of rolled metal – by 6.3%, to 1.424 million tons. Average daily steel manufacture in May was 54.5 thousand tons, up from 52.4 thousand tons in April. Average…

Russia: coal mining in Buryatia exceeds 1 million tons in January-April 2017

In January-April the republic of Buryatia mined 1177.5 thousand tons of coal, up by 50.8% YoY.

According to the regional ministry of natural resources, the increase was the result of the coalmining start at Nikolskoye deposits of Tugnuysky open-pit in June 2016. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: scrap deliveries to fall in June 2017

The state enterprise Ukrpromvneshexpertisa forecasts that in June ferrous scrap deliveries to metal companies will decrease by 13.53% MoM, or by 36 thousand tons, to 230 thousand tons. “In April 266 thousand tons of scrap were delivered to the works. I believe both traders and procurers tried to sell as much scrap as possible, as…

Ukraine: AMKR ranks first in “Transparency Index”

PJSC ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih is a leader of “Transparency Index” rating among the largest companies of Ukraine in 2016, sharing the first position with DTEK company. In total 100 largest companies of the country took part in the rating. Rating, complied by the Center of CSR Development, distinguishes the level of transparency and available access…

Ukraine: Kremniypolymer and ZTMK owe 0.5 billion UAH for electricity

In addition to increasing debts, Kremniypolymer and Zaporozhye Titanium and Magnesium Works keep on stocking hazardous materials and cooperating with Russia. “As of today their total debt to the regional power generating company exceeds 500 million UAH. They also increase stocks of hazardous materials. In particular, Kremniypolymer increased ammonia and chlorine stocks by 60 tons”,…

Russia has enough coking coal for 25 years

Russia has enough coking coal for 25 years, the minister of energy Alexander Novak declared.

“Industrial stocks of operating enterprises as of January 1 totaled 1.183 billion tons. Last year we mined 43.694 million tons. Thus we have enough coking coal for 25 years”, he said. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: OMK to receive Danieli machinery

United Metallurgical Company has chosen Danieli (Italy) as the main supplier and assembler of the pipe quality control, thermal treatment and processing line. The machinery, supplied within the program of modernization, will be installed at Vyksa Iron and Steel Works in the pipe electric arc shop No. 1. The line is expected to be put…

Russia: Mechel steel output up in Q1 2017

In January-March Mechel increased steel output by 8% YoY, to 1.121 million tons. According to the company statement, pig iron output went up by 4%, to 1.046 million tons, flat rolled metal manufacture increased by 20%, to 153 thousand tons, bars – dropped by 4%, to 705 thousand tons. The production of beams, rails and…