Ukraine: AMKR searched by security service

The Ukrainian arm of the world’s biggest steelmaker said that the state security service had searched its plant in Kryvyi Rih, a week after new Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky criticized the management. ArcelorMittal has invested about $9 billion in Kryvyi Rih, Ukraine’s largest steel mill, which is now under close government scrutiny, as reported by…

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Russia: scrap imports from Kazakhstan up in May 2019

In May Russia increased scrap imports from Kazakhstan by 19% YoY, to 59 thousand tons.

At the same time, in monthly terms imports fell by 31%.

In January-May Russia imported 268.3 thousand tons of scrap from Kazakhstan, up by 72%.

Average price in May on Russian border was $234.4 per ton. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: MMK successfully implements 16 programmable robots as part of its digitalization efforts

At the Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works (MMK) there are already 16 software robots successfully imitating the actions of real workers. By the end of 2019, the company plans to have automated a total of 32 manufacturing processes. The head of the MMK-InformService project office, Valery Rybolovlev, spoke about the company’s automation during the Digital…

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Russia: MMK steel output down in Q2 2019

Russian steelmaker Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works (MMK) reduced its steel output by 0.5% QoQ, to 3.091 million tons in April-June, while cast iron production rose by 2.3%, to 2.452 million tons, the company said in a statement. In January-June it raised its steel production by 0.4% YoY, to 6.198 million tons. Cast iron production…

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Ukraine: coke output down in H1 2019

In January-June Ukraine manufactured 5.189 million tons of metallurgical coke, down by 3.3% YoY. In particular, in June plants produced 769 thousand tons of coke and in May – 917 thousand tons. The decrease in manufacture is due to the drop of coking coal supplies from Russia. Moreover, some metal works shut down their capacities…

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Ukraine: 2 thousand tons of pig iron spilled at Azovstal

Some 2 thousand tons of liquid pig iron has been spilt at the Azovstal Iron and Steel Works.

A hole has been burned down in the mixer No. 1 of the converter shop.

There were no injured. (Ukrainian metal)