Ukraine: metal exports down in January-October 2016

In January-October Ukraine decreased metal exports by 14% YoY, to $5.99 billion, or 20.58% of the total export earnings, as opposed to 22.22% in January-October 2015.

Metal export revenues totaled $621.97 million in October.

At the same time metal imports went up by 15% YoY, to $674.57 million, including $72.84 million in October. (Ukrainian metal)

Kazakhstan: processing prices up in January-October 2016

In January-October prices of processing companies increased by 16.2%, of mining – by 14.9% YoY.

Zinc prices went up by 50.9%, ferroalloy – by 47.7%, ferrous rolled metal – by 40.1%, precious metals – by 40%, lead – by 32.8%, aluminum – by 11.6%, copper – by 8.3%. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: ferrous metals throughput in Port Novorossiysk up in January-September 2016

In January-September ferrous metals throughput in the Novorossiysk Sea Trade Port reached 10.03 million tons, up by 12.2% YoY.

Iron ore raw materials throughput increased by 40.2%, to 2.14 million tons. Non-ferrous metals throughput dropped by 4.8% YoY, to 0.81 million tons. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: Groysman to meet metal makers in late October 2016

The Ukrainian Prime Minister Vladimir Groysman will head the meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers on mining-metallurgical complex on October 24.

Metal companies have also agreed to have separate meetings with power and transport companies. (Ukrainian metal)

Belarus: metal output down in January-September 2016

Belarus’ industrial output decreased by 1.7% YoY in January-September to 58.136 billion Belarusian rubles (Br), or $30.199 billion at the official rate of the National Bank, the National Statistical Committee (Belstat) reported. Production of coke, oil products and nuclear materials reduced by 9.3% YoY in January-September to 8.351 billion rubles ($4.338 billion). The output of…

Ukraine: casting market

Ukraine produces some 200 thousand tons of castings per year. In 2015 it exported around 102 thousand tons. Russia (40796 tons, or 40.05%), Germany (8670, 8.51%), Poland (7266 tons, 7.13%), Kazakhstan (6103, 5.99%) and Czech Republic (2602 tons, or 2.55%) are the main consumers of Ukrainian castings. These countries take up 64% of Ukrainian exports.…

Russia: metal structures works to be built in Krasnodarski Krai

A metal structures works is planned to be constructed in Kropotkin (Krasnodarski Krai).

The total cost of the project is 225 million rubles. The project capacity is 63 thousand tons of metal structures, 9.6 thousand tons of power transmission poles and 5.5 thousand tons of beam guardrails per year. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Zabaikalye metals output up in January-August 2016

In January-August mining companies of Zabaikalye region mined 7772 tons of gold and 30657 tons of lead concentrate, up by 14.45% and 20.15% YoY respectively.

According to the Ministry of natural resources and industrial policy of the region, zinc concentrate output, on the other hand, dropped by 2.45% YoY, to 4.89 thousand tons. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: bad railroad operation to cause $1.8 billion of losses

Because of the Ukrzaliznytsia problems with cargo transportation, metal works suffer from raw materials deficiency and lose market opportunities and export revenues. “Weak spots in railroad infrastructure, shortage of locomotives and fuel, ineffective coordination of Ukrzaliznytsia resources cost our country some $1.8 billion of not received foreign currency revenues in metal sector. And that’s almost…