Kazakhstan: metal prices up in January 2018

The prices of enterprises manufacturing industrial products, as well as providing production services, increased by 1.4% in Kazakhstan in January 2018 compared to December 2017, the Statistics Committee of the National Economy Ministry of Kazakhstan said in a message. During the reporting period, prices for coal went up by 6%, and metal ore – by…

Kazakhstan: metal prices up in 2017

In 2017 prices of industrial products in Kazakhstan increased by 17.6% YoY. According to the Ministry of the national economy, prices in mining industry increased by 27.2% and in processing by 8.3%. In particular, metal ore prices grew by 15.8%, coal – by 10.3%, zinc – by 23.7%, copper – by 19.7%, aluminum – by…

Russia: rolled metal demand down

In 2017 rolled steel sheet was the most sought after type of rolled metal.

At present Russian market is witnessing a slight seasonal decrease in demand, which allows buying materials cheaper. Customers also leave their orders online more often, which simplifies the purchasing process.

Steel sheet is used in machine-building, construction, agriculture, etc. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: metal prices up in September 2107

In September industrial product prices increased by 2.4%.

According to the Federal Service of State Statistics, in quarrying and ore processing prices increased by 14.4%, in non-ferrous metals ore – by 1.9%.

Pig iron, steel and ferroalloys became 11.2% more expensive, while non-ferrous metals prices increased by 8.3%, and copper – by 7.1%. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: metal consumption growing

In January-September metal consumption in Ukraine increased by 6.3% YoY. According to Ukrmetallurgprom, metal companies supplied 2.737 million tons of products to the local market against 2.574 million tons in 9 months of 2016. The local market share increased from 15.8% to 20.3%. At the same time exports dropped by 20.8% YoY, to 10.732 million…

Ukraine: mining sales up in January-August 2017

In January-August sales of industrial products (goods and services) totaled 1.354 trillion UAH, up by 25.95% YoY.

According to the State Statistics Service, in August sales in mining and quarrying industry increased by 28.8% YoY, with exports up by 27.6%.

Metal output accounted for 17.8% and mining for 15% of the total volume. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Kurchenko’s company exporting metal produced on occupied territories of Ukraine

Gaz-Aliance Company LLC (Nizhny Novgorod), controlled by the fugitive Ukrainian entrepreneur Sergey Kurchenko, from the ex-president Victor Yanukovich gang, in July-August exported $70.6 million worth of pig iron and other metal products, produced by the metal companies, seized in February-March by the Russia-supported militants on the occupied areas of Lugansk and Donetsk regions. In late…

Russia: construction metal and pipes railroad deliveries down in H1 2017

In January-June, according to railroad statistics, the delivery (including imports) of metal products for construction to the trade networks and direct supplies from metal companies to construction enterprises decreased by 3.6% YoY. Bars constituted 43.5% of all deliveries, having increased by 0.2% YoY. Roof steel totaled 8.8%, down by 17.5%. Shaped sections (beams, channel, angles)…

Uzbekistan lacking rolled metal

This year Uzbekistan will additionally buy 50 thousand tons of rolled metal and 20 thousand tons of raw materials. The President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoev has signed a decree “On measures to provide for additional needs of the republic in ferrous rolled metals and metallurgical raw materials”. Uzbekistan Temir Yullari (state railroad company) will import…

Russia: throughput of Neva-Metal flat in H1 2017

In January-June Neva-Metal CJSC (stevedoring company of Severstal) handled about 1.6 million tons of cargo, which is close to the result of January-June, the company said. In the reporting period, the company’s container throughput totaled about 48,000 TEUs. CJSC Neva-Metal is a part of a transport division of Severstal Russian Steel of Severstal Group. Neva-Metal…