Azerbaijan: metal imports in Q1 2017

In January-March Azerbaijan imported 71630.6 tons of rolled steel, up by 24.9% valued at $43123.9 thousand. According to the Statistics Committee, ferrous bars imports dropped by 20.3%, to 14829.2 tons valued at $8608.9 thousand, ferrous angles imports went up by 23.7%, to 7654.4 tons at $5318.2 thousand, and pipes – decreased by 73.6%, to 20660.4…

Russia: metal exports down in Q1 2017

Metal railroad exports in January-March decreased by 6.3% YoY, to 7.07 million tons, imports increased 3.9-fold, to 160 thousand tons. Railroad metal throughput in Q1 dropped by 4.7% YoY, to 7.23 million tons. Railroad metal delivery to port Novorossiysk for exports dropped by 12.2%, to 2.6 million tons, Tuapse – by 0.7%, to 560 thousand…

Russia: bar market to grow in 2017

Severstal forecasts that in 2017 the bar market will grow by 3-5%. At the same time at present the market is characterized by the decrease in consumption (by 25% from 2013 to 2016), as well as excessive capacities. In 2016 bar consumption was on the level of 7.912 million tons, with capacities loading at 62%.…

Belarus: MMZ exports railway axles to Russia

The Mogilev-based steel mill MMZ has started shipping rough-forged railway axles to Russia, Valery Fishman, Head of the Central Office for Innovations and Investments of the Belarusian Industry Ministry, reported on 30 March. According to the source, two significant projects have been implemented by the Belarusian Metallurgical Company lately. The first one is the production…

Russia: metal market situation discussed in Moscow

Moscow hosted a round table on metal market situation. Among the presenters were Zhanna Pets, the ChTPZ information-analytical department director, Arthur Krasavin, Mechel-Service marketing department director, and Zhanna Raus, Dialvest development director. In particular, Zhanna Pets reported on pipe market situation, noting that in 2017 it would decrease by 1% YoY, to 9.99 million tons.…

Azerbaijan: metal imports down in 2016

In 2016 Azerbaijan imported 291.1 thousand tons of steel, up by $4%, valued at $176 million. According to the State Statistics Committee, ferrous metals bars imports dropped by 63.1%, to 97.73 thousand tons at $43.6 million, ferrous angles – by 39.2%, to 28.39 thousand tons at $20.4 million, and ferrous pipes – by 53.9%, to…

Russia: metal prices up in January 2017

In January Russian manufacturers increased prices by 12.7% YoY. According to Rosstat, the highest increase was observed in iron ore prices – by 21.7%. Machinery and equipment for metal industry increased in price by 16.8%, quarrying machinery – by 15.8%. Copper prices went up by 6%, pig iron, steel and ferroalloys – by 4.6% on…

Kazakhstan: metal export prices up in 2016

According to the Statistics Committee of the Ministry of national economy, export prices in 2016 increased by 9.4% on average, import prices – by 16.4%. The highest increase in export prices was observed in zinc (by 72.8% YoY), lead (54.5%), ferrous metals (37.2%), aluminum (28.2%), coal (25.5%) and ferroalloys (24.1%). Ferrous and non-ferrous metal ores…

Ukraine: separatists want Ukrainian metal and mining works “nationalized”

The Russia-supported militants are prepared to “nationalize” major industrial enterprises, according to the head of the terrorist organization Lugansk People’s Republic Igor Plotnitsky. The so-called “parliament of LPR” has approved of the decree to make amendments to the law “On taxes”. According to it, all the companies operating in the region, but not registered in…