Ukraine: coal exports stopped

Ukraine has blocked the exports of anthracite coal for the period of the emergency state in the energy system. According to the Prime Minister of Ukraine Vladimir Groysman, the decision has been taken following the blockade of railroad transportation to and from the temporarily occupied regions, where the anthracite coal is mined. The emergency state…

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Ukraine: EMSS gets new contract

Energomashspetstsal will supply 85 tons of billets to Presezzi Extrusion (Italy).

According to the contract, the delivery is scheduled for June. The billets will be used to produce specialized machinery.

EMSS has been supplying large-scale parts to Presezzi Extrusion for over 12 years. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: TMK increasing pipe prices

The Pipe Metallurgical Company has announced the increase of all of its Russian division pipe product prices by 5% from March 1. The increase will affect all categories of consumers. The main reason for the price increase is the growth of raw materials cost and other industrial expenses in H2 2016, which affected the prime…

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Russia: MMK net profits up in 2016

In 2016 MMK increased its net profits 2.5-fold YoY, to $1.111 billion. According to the company statement, its free cashflow totaled $728 million. EBITDA increased by 17.3% YoY, to $1.956 billion. Company revenues dropped by 3.6% YoY, because of the low sale prices. This year MMK forecasts the increase in steel demand in Russia by…

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Russia: Andrometa ships 2 thousand tons of metal structures to the Far East

Yuzno-Sakhalinsk is carrying out a major project on the construction of the Aqua-City multi-functional complex, which will become the largest aqua-park in the Far East.

Andrometa supplies metal structures for the construction. So far the company has supplied 2 thousand tons of welded structures. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: raw zinc output up in 2016

In 2016 Russia increase raw zinc output by 4.7% YoY.

According to the Federal Service of State Statistics, in December 2016 raw zinc production went up by 16.4% YoY and by 19.1% MoM. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: raw lead output down in 2016

In 2016 Russia decreased raw lead production by 8.6% YoY.

According to the Federal Service of State Statistics, in December 2016 raw lead output decreased by 9.9% YoY, but went up by 8.5% MoM. (Ukrainian metal)