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)…