Ukraine: Zaporozhogneupor output up in February 2017

In February Zaporozhogneupor increased unmolded refractories output by 18% YoY.

The company produced 720 tons of unmolded refractories, in particular 181 tons of refractory concretes and masses and 539 tons of insulating and slag mixes.

In January-February Zaporozhogneupor increased output by 35% YoY. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: coal imports in January-February 2017

In January-February Ukraine imported 2.46 million tons of coal valued at $357.59 million. According to the State Fiscal Service, Russia supplied $247.24 million worth of coal, or 69.1% of the total imports, USA – $65.4 million (18.3%), and Kazakhstan – $20.45 million (5.7%). Other countries supplied 6.9% of all coal, or $24.51 million. Coal imports…

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Russia: VSMPO-Avisma to put new mill in operation

VSMPO-Avisma has signed the acceptance report on the new ring-rolling mill to make products of titanium alloys for engine manufacturing.

With the new mill the corporation will be able to produce titanium rings with highly complex outer and inner sections. The mill can produce rings with up to 3500 mm diameter. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: ferrous metals revenue up in January-February 2017

In January-February Ukraine exported $1.346 billion worth of ferrous metals, up by 46.3% YoY. According to the State Fiscal Service, ferrous metals amounted to 21.48% in the total export as opposed to 19.48% in January-February 2016. In February ferrous metals export revenues reached $691.81 million. In January-February Ukraine imported $114.98 million ($60.53 million in February)…

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Russia: Uralmashzavod to supply rolls to AMT

Uralmashzavod will supply 1 thousand tons of back-up rolls for hot-rolling to ArcelorMittal Temirtau.

According to the company statement, the rolls will be supplied in Q3-4.

Uralmashzavod has finished the first stage of its roll manufacture modernization, which allows it to increase output and improve quality. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Armalit developing automatic welding of valves

Armalit (Saint Petersburg) has put into operation the robotized welding complex on the basis of an industrial robot.

The robot allowed the company to implement adaptive welding.

With the robot put into operation the capacity of the company increased 2.5-fold. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Amurmetal to produce 12 thousand tons of steel in March 2017

The Khabarovsk region governor Vyacheslav Shport together with the new owners, representatives of Torex, visited Amurmetal.

According to the company representatives, the situation at the works was stable, salary issues have been settled. In March the works plans to produce 12 thousand tons of steel from raw materials supplied by Torex. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: pig iron exports down in February 2017

In January-February Ukraine exported 347.6 thousand tons of steel-making pig iron, down by 10% YoY, following the increase of 50.6% in January. According to the State Fiscal Service, the value of the pig iron exported was $99.644 million, up by 56.5% YoY. Pig iron was mostly exported to USA (50.25%), Turkey (19.2%) and Italy (12.7%).…

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