Russia: copper output in Q1 2017

In January-March Russia increased raw copper output by 3.3% YoY, while the production of copper alloys dropped by 22.7%. According to the Federal Service of State Statistics, copper flakes and powders output decreased by 5.4%, of rods and shapes – by 28.4%, at the same time wire production went up by 15%, and foil –…

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Russia: TMK sales up in Q1 2017

In January-March the Pipe Metal Company sold 850 thousand tons of pipes to customers, up by 0.6% YoY. According to the company statement, seamless pipes sales increased by 16.7%, to 658 thousand tons thanks to the stable demand form oil-and-gas companies. Welded pipes sales dropped by 31.8%, to 192 thousand tons, mostly because of the…

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