Ukraine: metal output in January-October 2019

In January-October Ukraine produced 17.96 million tons of steel, up by 2.3% YoY. Rolled metal manufacture grew by 1.8%, to 15.6 million tons, while that of pig iron remained unchanged at 17.07 million tons. In October steel output dropped by 10.5% MoM, to 1.56 million tons, rolled metal – by 2.3%, to 1.54 million tons,…

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Russia: air quality in Magnitogorsk improves

The Comprehensive Air Quality Index (CAQI) indicator for Magnitogorsk has almost halved over the past two years, official data shows, indicating a 2-fold improvement in air quality. The reading is the lowest in the history of Magnitogorsk. MMK has spent more than 21 billion rubles on environmental measures since 2017. The CAQI for the city…

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Ukraine: state mines merging inefficient

The minister of energy and environment protection Alexei Orzhel believes it is inefficient to unite state coal assets into one holding. “We have not supported the creation of the National Coal Company. When we unite something profitable with something profitless, it becomes less efficient, and it is difficult to decide what to build, modernize or…

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