Russia: nickel output down in January-November 2016

In January-November raw nickel output in Russia decreased by 16.4% YoY.

According to the Federal Service of State Statistics, in November raw nickel output dropped by 28.5% YoY and by 0.5% MoM. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: pellets exports in January-November 2016

In January-November Poltava Mining and Processing Works, a part of Ferrexpo, exported 10.2million tons of iron ore pellets. The products were shipped to Europe and the Near East, as well as Japan, Korea and China. In the same period Central GOK exported 2 million tons of pellets, with Karelsky okatysh exporting 4.439 million tons, Mikhaylovsky…

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Russia: flat rolled copper output up in January-November 2016

In January-November raw copper output in Russia increased by 0.1%.

According to the Federal Service of State Statistics, copper plates, sheets, bars and bands output went up by 4.9% YoY, of rods and sections – by 19.2%, while that of wire dropped by 14.2% and of foil – by 9.4%. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine ready to waive separatist coal

The coal from the territory of the so-called Lugansk and Donetsk People’s Republics could become useless. Ukraine was forced to buy coal from the occupied territories, but now could stop the purchases altogether. According to the first deputy chairman of the BPP fraction Igor Kononenko, Ukraine had to buy the separatist coal in order not…

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Ukraine: Samarskaya mine puts new long face into operation

Samarskaya mine has put long face No. 4202 into operation.

Its 569 thousand tons of coal will allow the miners to work for a year. The face length is 184 meters. The average daily output is expected to exceed 2 thousand tons of coal. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: state mines to receive 870 million UAH in 2017

The Verkhovnaya Rada of Ukraine has provided for 870 million UAH in the state budget-2017 under the state coal companies support program by partially compensating for the coal extraction expenses.

Moreover, the construction of the Novovolynskaya No. 10 mine will get 150 million UAH, taking into account the previously given 20 million UAH. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: ferroalloy companies working without problems

Major Ukrainian ferroalloy companies (Nikopol and Zaporozhye Ferro Alloy Works), as well as Ordzhonikidze and Marganets Mining and Processing Works, all parts of the Privat Group, continue operating according to their manufacturing plans. Earlier due to the nationalization of PrivatBank the companies accounts were blocked. PrivatBank also managed Stakhanov Ferroalloys Plant, ZZF, MGOK and OGOK…

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Ukraine: AMKR wins environment case in court

The Supreme Commercial Court of Ukraine has satisfied the cassation appeal of ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih. According to the company statement, the court decision cancels the decision of the Dniepropetrovsk Commercial Court of Appeals, while the decision of the Commercial Court of the Dniepropetrovsk region that prohibited the prosecutors from claiming 72.69 million UAH of damage…

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Ukraine: steel pipes output down in November 2016

In November steel pipes output in Ukraine decreased by 3.7% MoM, or by 3 thousand tons, to 78 thousand tons.

In January-November Ukraine produced 782 thousand tons of steel pipes, up by 0.6% YoY, or by 5 thousand tons. (Ukrainian metal)