Russia: rolled metal consumption to grow in 2018

The rolled metal consumption is expected to grow by 3-3.5% in 2018. According to Denis Dyatlov, MMK Trading House director, consumption will grow in car manufacture and machine-building, and will remain on the same level in pipe industry. Unfortunately, the construction industry shows negative results. In January-April rolled metal consumption dropped by 2%. This year…

Russia: flat rolled metal exports up in January 2018

In January Russia exported 711.6 thousand tons of flat unalloyed rolled metal, up by 1.6% MoM and by 17.8% YoY.

According to the customs statistics, revenue grew by 3.5% MoM and by 41% YoY, to $421 million.

The largest importer in January was Turkey (23.4%), followed by Iran (7.4%) and Poland (6.8%). (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: railroad deliveries of rolled metal to construction companies down in August 2017

In August direct supplies of rolled steel to housing-construction and ferroconcrete structures manufacturing companies totaled 19.2 thousand tons, up by 2.9% MoM, but down by 15.2% YoY. According to the railroad statistics, in July the indexes were +5.2% and –30% respectively, and in June –37.2% and –3.4%. In January-August construction companies received 180 thousand tons…

Russia: new cold-rolled sheet standard to be implemented in 2018

According to the Federal Agency on technical regulation and metrology (Rosstandart), the GOST R 52146-2003 “The cold-rolled sheet and cold-rolled dip-galvanized sheet with polymer coating from continuous lines. Technical conditions” has been terminated, and a new standard GOST 34180-2017 “Cold-rolled steel sheet and cold-rolled dip-galvanized sheet with polymer coating from continuous lines. Technical conditions” has…

Ukraine: long rolled metal export-import in October 2016

In October Ukraine exported $141.8 million worth of long rolled metal, with imports totaling $14.92 million.

According to the State Fiscal Service, most of the long rolled metal went to Russia ($23.85 million).

In January-October Ukraine exported $1437.05 million worth of long rolled metal, while imports reached $125.4 million. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Siberia to see another rolled metal price increase

In October-November metal products in Siberia will become more expensive.

According to Andrei Sosedko, head of Ferrum, hot-rolled metal price will go up because of the world markets price increase.

The November rise is explained by the coking coal price increase, as it constitutes 20% of the metal prime cost. (Ukrainian metal)