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)

 

Ukraine: scrap exports up in January-May 2018

In January-May Ukraine exported 251 thousand tons of scrap, up 2.5-fold YoY, valued at $83.5 million, up 3.9-fold. According to the State Fiscal Service, in May 34.54 thousand tons of scrap were exported, in April – 76.331 thousand tons, in March – 53.67 thousand tons, in February – 52.63 thousand tons and in January- 33.814…

Russia: MMK showcases environmental policy in action

Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works (MMK) has published a video titled “MMK – Caring About the Future” describing its environmental efforts. The six-minute video presents the results of MMK’s environmental activities in the past few years in a clear and simple way, and outlines the company’s mid-term environmental plans. The video summarizes an enormous amount…

Russia: coal railroad transportation down in May 2018

In May the Northern Railroads transported 5.114 million tons of cargo, up by 3.1% YoY.

In particular, ferrous metals transportation increased by 2.6%, to 3.9 million tons.

Scrap transportation dropped by 4%, to 0.3 million tons, while that of coal decreased by 26%, to 1.3 million tons. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: UGOK output down in May 2018

In May Yuzhniy Mining and Processing Works decreased concentrate output by 0.2% YoY, to 1.042 million tons. According to the company statement, sinter manufactured dropped by 0.9%, to 151.6 thousand tons. In January-May UGOK produced 5054.2 thousand tons of concentrate and 806.5 thousand tons of sinter, down by 0.6%, but up by 8.6% YoY respectively.…