CIS: pig iron output down in 2018

In December 2018 Russia produced 4.175 million tons of pig iron, down by 9.3% YoY (4.04 million tons in November 2018). In the whole 2018 year pig iron output dropped by 1.6% YoY, to 51.2 million tons. Ukraine, no longer a part of CIS, decreased pig iron output in December 2018 by 3%, to 1.832…

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…