Russia: pipe output down in 2016

In 2016 Russia produced 10.065 million tons of pipes, down by 11.5% YoY. According to the Federal Service of State Statistics, seamless pipes output dropped by 2.6% YoY, to 3.327 million tons, small and medium-diameter electric-welded pipes – by 3.6%, to 3.658 million tons, LDP – by 27.2%, to 2857 million tons. All other welded…

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Russia: Rusal to issue Panda bonds

Rusal has announced that it has registered its prospectus for a Renminbi denominated bonds issue (Panda bonds), totaling up to 10 billion yuan ($1.5 billion) with a tenor of 7 years. Rusal becomes the first overseas company with global operations outside of China that is seeking to offer bonds to investors within the Chinese debt…

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Ukraine: coal consumption up in 2016

In 2016 thermal power plants and steam power plants increased coal consumption by 9.4% YoY, or by 2.7 million tons, to 31.338 million tons. According to the Ministry of energy and coal industry, in December 2016 coal consumption increased by 22.3% YoY, or by 575.1 thousand tons, to 3.151 million tons. In 2015 TPPs and…

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