CIS: pig iron output up in July 2018

In July Russia produced 4.475 million tons of pig iron, up by 3.9% YoY, with 4.331 million tons produced in June. In January-July Russia increased pig iron output by 1.3% YoY, to 30.39 million tons. Ukraine, though it has left CIS, improved pig iron output by 13.9% YoY, to 1.767 million tons in July, with…

Russia: pig iron exports up in H1 2018

In January-June Russia exported 3.3 million tons of pig iron, up by 34.6% YoY, valued at $1106 million, up by 48.6%. According to the customs statistics, US imported the most pig iron (51.4%, up by 6.1%). Hong Kong started importing Russian pig iron in late 2017 and in 6 months purchased 478 thousand tons. Italy…

CIS: pig iron output up in May 2018

In May Russia produced 4.465 million tons of pig iron, up by 3.9% YoY, with 4.32 million tons produced in April. In January-May pig iron production totaled 21.745 million tons, up by 0.5% YoY. Ukraine decreased pig iron output by 0.6% YoY, to 1.582 million tons (1.649 million tons in April), but increased by 7.7%…

CIS: pig iron output up in April 2018

In April Russia produced 4.32 million tons of pig iron, down by 2.1% YoY (4.462 million tons in March). In January-April pig iron production totaled 17.28 million tons, down by 0.3% YoY. Ukraine increased pig iron output in April by 11.9% YoY, to 1.649 million tons (1.678 million tons), and by 9.8% YoY in 4…

CIS: pig iron output down in March 2018

In March Russia produced 4.3 million tons of pig iron, down by 5.5% YoY (3.885 million tons in February). In January-March pig iron output dropped by 3.4% YoY, to 12.485 million tons. Ukraine increased pig iron production by 7.6% YoY, to 1.678 million tons (1.632 million tons), with 5.247 million tons produced in 3 months,…

Ukraine: new foundry opens in Melitopol

Despite several years of military activity, the city of Melitopol, situated not far from the war zone, is developing machine-building. Soon the TurboCom group of companies will open a new manufacturing complex EcoPromLit. The company will produce cast iron according to gasifiable pattern molding. With the help of this method some 30% of castings are…

CIS: pig iron output down in October 2017

In October Russia produced 4.4 million tons of pig iron, down by 11.7% YoY (4.26 million tons in September). In January-October pig iron output totaled 43.136 million tons, down by 15.5% YoY. Ukraine produced 1.655 million tons of pig iron in October, down by 14.6% YoY (1.6 million tons), with 16.121 million tons manufactured in…

Ukraine: pig iron prices to grow

The state enterprise Ukrpromvneshexpertisa forecasts that pig iron prices will continue growing influenced by the expected growth of scrap price. By the end of November the rolled metal trade will have revived, which will allow exporters to increase prices. The forecast range of prices for November is $320-370 per ton FOB. In October negative trends…

CIS: pig iron output down in June 2017

In June Russia produced 4.55 million tons of pig iron, down by 7.7% YoY (5.095 million tons in May). In January-June pig iron output decreased by 1.7% YoY, to 30.186 million tons. Ukrainian pig iron output in June totaled 1.52 million tons, down by 13.9% YoY (1.61 million tons in May), with 9.658 million tons…

CIS: pig iron output down in May 2017

In May Russia produced 4.3 million tons of pig iron, down by 2% YoY. In 5 months pig iron output dropped by 0.6% YoY, to 21.634 million tons. Ukraine in May decreased pig iron manufacture by 31.8% YoY, to 1.53 million tons, with 8.058 million tons produced in January-May, down by 20.9% YoY. Kazakhstan pig…