Ukraine: metal companies and scrap sellers to cooperate

Ukrmetallurgprom and UAVtormet have signed a memorandum of understanding and cooperation. The document was signed by Ukrmetallurgprom president Alexander Kalenkov and UAVtormet chairman Vladimir Bubley. “We and the scrap procurers have a lot of common issues that need to be solved”, Kalenkov said. According to him, the sides have a positive experience of cooperation. “Last…

Ukraine: Ukrzaliznytsia sells 18.6 tons of non-ferrous scrap

Ukrzaliznytsia has held an auction to sell non-ferrous scrap.

Steelservice LLC offered 1.8 million UAH for 18.6 tons of copper scrap, or 96.1 thousand tons per ton. The price exceeded the estimated cost 7-fold.

The initial price was 14.5 thousand tons per ton, or 96.1 thousand tons for the whole lot. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: ferrous scrap exports up in April 2017

In April ferrous scrap exports totaled 434 thousand tons, up by 26.8% MoM, but down by 36% YoY. According to the customs statistics, in January-April exports reached 1.21 million tons, down by 29.4% YoY, the lowest result for the past 7 years. The main importers were Turkey (34.3%), Belarus (30%) and South Korea (22%). (Ukrainian…

Ukraine: scrap export-import in January-May 2017

In January-May Ukraine exported 101.86 thousand tons of ferrous scrap, down by 50.7% YoY, valued at $21.586 million, down by 40.5%. According to the State Fiscal Service, scrap imports increased by 18.2%, to 11.954 thousand tons valued at $10.248 million, up 3.6-fold. The main suppliers of scrap were Turkey (84.25%), Moldova (7.9%) and Russia (4.18%),…

Ukraine: scrap deliveries to fall in June 2017

The state enterprise Ukrpromvneshexpertisa forecasts that in June ferrous scrap deliveries to metal companies will decrease by 13.53% MoM, or by 36 thousand tons, to 230 thousand tons. “In April 266 thousand tons of scrap were delivered to the works. I believe both traders and procurers tried to sell as much scrap as possible, as…

Ukraine to inform WTO on scrap duty prolongation

Ukraine has to officially inform WTO of the intention to prolong the 30-euro per ton duty on ferrous scrap for 2 years and hold corresponding consultations. “The government has to work for industry, while trade diplomacy – for Ukrainian manufacture interests and economy. Such notification is highly important, so that our foreign partners understand us”,…

Ukraine: Verkhovnaya Rada to prolong scrap export duty

The Verkhovnaya Rada committee on industrial policy and entrepreneurship recommended the parliament to extend the scrap export duty of 30 euro per ton for 2 years.

According to the state enterprise Ukrpromvneshexpertisa in 2016 scrap procurement reached 3.5 million tons, the minimum volume for the past 20 years. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: scrap deliveries improve

In April Ukrainian metal companies received 290 thousand tons of scrap, up by 25 thousand tons MoM, or 95% of the need. In January-April metallurgists received 1 million tons of scrap, up by 15% YoY, and 82% of the need. Scrap stocks at metal companies in April increased by 20 thousand tons, to 115 thousand…

Kazakhstan prohibits scrap exports

Kazakhstan has imposed a 6-months prohibition on ferrous scrap and waste exports. The corresponding Ministry of investments and development decree comes into effect 10 days after its official printing, or from May 27. The goal of this action is to support the local metal industry. On August 1, 2016 Kazakhstan already imposed a 6-months prohibition…

Russia: ferrous scrap imports from Kazakhstan up in January-February 2017

In January-February Russia imported 78.1 thousand tons of ferrous scrap from Kazakhstan, up 2.4-fold. This is also the highest result for the last several years.

Chelyabinsk region imported 46% of Kazakh scrap, Krasnoyarsk krai – 32%, and Saint Petersburg – 8%. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: Ukrzaliznytsia scrap tenders fail

The two tenders on ferrous scrap sales by Ukrzaliznytsia with the total volume of 46 thousand tons have been declared not having taken place. According to the tender documentation, there was only one offer, while at least two offers were needed. The first lot consisted of 24 thousand tons of steel scrap valued at 122.76…