Ukraine: Avdiivka Works without electricity after shelling

On January 11, the town of Avdiivka was again shelled; one of the two remaining electricity lines was damaged.

According to Avdiivka Coke and Chemical Works CEO Musa Magomedov, the company halted on December 8, 2016. The next day the works started receiving electricity from 2 lines. (Ukrainian metal)

Azerbaijan: AKPS closing down

Azerbaijan is closing down its Steel Production Complex. Azerbaijani Steel Production Complex was created in April 2013 to design, construct and manage the steel-manufacturing works. The complex had to deal with ore mining through steel-smelting. By 2018 Azerbaijan also planned to have created several works and shops to be managed by the complex, in particular…

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Russia: NLMK Group announces management changes at NLMK Europe Plate Division

NLMK Group, an international steelmaking company with operations in Russia, Europe and the USA, announces the appointment of Cornelius Louwrens the CEO of NLMK Belgium Holdings plate business. It includes two of NLMK Group’s European sites: NLMK Clabecq (Belgium) and NLMK Verona (Italy), and together with NLMK DanSteel (Denmark), comprises the NLMK Europe Plate Division.…

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Ukraine: major Kominmet shareholder sells stake

An individual, a major shareholder of Dniepropetrovsk Iron and Steel Works named after Komintern (Kominmet) has sold his 19.7787% of shares and ceased being an owner of the company.

Kominmet specializes in the production of steel pipes and metal coating. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: iron ore export-import in 2016

In 2016 Ukraine exported 39.2 million tons of iron ore and concentrate valued at $1.827 billion. According to the State Fiscal Service, China was the largest importer of iron ore – $627.32 million, or 34.33% of the total exports. Czech Republic purchased $194.87 million worth of iron ore (10.67%), Poland – $192.21 million (10.52%). Other…

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Ukraine: DFDK on the brink of collapsing

Citizens of the Russia-supported terrorist occupied town of Dokuchayevsk become more and more dissatisfied with the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic authority activities in respect to the worsening situation at the Dokuchayevsk Flux-Dolomite Complex. In particular, the changes of the company management, imposed by the DPR representatives, didn’t have a positive impact: the salary debts continue…

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Ukraine: coal output up in 2016

In 2016 Ukraine mined 40.86 million tons of coal, up by 2.82% YoY, or by 1.12 million tons. According to the Ministry of energy and coal industry, energy-generating coal output increased by 3.45% YoY, or by 1.09 million tons, to 32.5 million tons, coking coal – by 0.44%, or by 36.28 thousand tons, to 8.36…

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Ukraine: AMKR leader in automation and information technology in 2016

Association of Process Automation Companies of Ukraine (АPACU), by summarizing their performance in 2016 named PJSC “ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih” the winner in categories “Leader of the Year” and “Innovators 4.0” in automation and information technology. АPACU emphasized that the company played an important role in creation of 4.0 Industry Campaign in Ukraine involving Siemens, Schneider…

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Metals of Ukraine & Russia: cold-rolled coils, November 2016

Month

Ukrainian market, $/t, without VAT, EXW, $1/UAH25.499*

min

max

October

482

488

November

439

505

* – Ukrainian Hrivna and Russian Ruble exchange rates are as of 30.11.16 according to the National Bank of Ukraine and the Central Bank of the Russian Federation. (Ukrainian Metal)