Kazakhstan: steel output up in 2019

In 2019 Kazakhstan produced 4.463 million tons of steel, up by 11.4% YoY. At the same time, rolled metal manufacture dropped by 20%, to 2.036 million tons. According to the Statistics Committee of the Ministry of the National Economy, Kazakhstan produced 2.217 million tons of ferroalloys, up by 6.2%. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: metal output to drop in 2019

In 2019 metal output is expected to decrease because of the long repairs of rolling mills and blast furnaces. In January-September Russian metal output increased by 1.3%, mostly due to the non-ferrous metals (+2%), while ferrous metals dropped by 0.1%. Exports fell by 10.6%, with prices down by 15-20%. Domestic consumption grew by 4%. (Ukrainian…

Russia: metal output up in August 2019

In August metal output in Russia decreased by 1.1% YoY, but in January-August grew by 1.3%. According to the Federal Service of State Statistics, unalloyed steel manufacture was 4.8 million tons in August, down by 3.8% YoY and by 3.1% MoM. In 8 months output dropped by 1.1%. Stainless steel production was 12.7 thousand tons,…