Belarus: metal output up in January-May 2018

In January-May Belarus increased metal output by 9.3% YoY, to Br2.9 billion. Metal products accounted for 6% in the overall industrial output. Belarus exports metal to Russia, Lithuania, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, and Ukraine. In 5 months $920.6 million worth of metal were exported, or 7.1% of the total exports. The metal industry is represented…

Russia: metal output in Nizhny Novgorod region up in Q1 2018

In January-March Nizhny Novgorod region increased industrial output by 2.3% YoY.

In particular, metal manufacture demonstrated an increase of 19.2%, and that of metal wares – 10.9%.

Rolled metal output increased by 24.3%, while steel pipes, sections and fittings – by 17.3%. (Ukrainian metal)

Kazakhstan: metal output up in Q1 2018

In January-March Kazakhstan produced 63.2 billion tenge worth of iron ore, up by 0.8% YoY. Kostanay region saw the largest output (87.1%, or 55.1 billion tenge, down by 2.9%). It was followed by Karaganda region (10.4%, 6.6 billion tenge, up by 26.4%) and Akmola region (1.6%, 1 billion tenge, up by 41.8%). Processing industry saw…

Russia: metal output up in 2017

Major metal companies believe that the favorable trends of 2017 will persist this year as well. Last year Russia produced 71.3 million tons of steel, up by 2.4% YoY. Rolled metal output grew slightly – by 0.7%, to 60.9 million tons. Pig iron manufacture grew even less – by 0.55%, to 52.2 million tons. It…

Armenia: metal output in 2017

In 2017 Armenia increased metal output by 11.3% YoY, after the 11.1% drop in 2016. According to the National Statistics Service, in 2017 ferromolybdenum production grew by 1.1% YoY, to 6588 tons, with December 2017 output at 490 tons, down by 15.1% MoM. Molybdenum concentrate output increased by 2.8%, to 10961 tons, with 828 tons…