Ukraine: semi-finished steel products imports up in January-August 2018

In January-August Ukraine exported 4.431 million tons of semi-finished steel products valued at $2.12 billion, as opposed to 3.83 million tons valued at $1.1451 billion last year. In 8 months Ukraine imported 28.665 thousand tons of steel semis valued at $17.335 million, up from 7.362 thousand tons at $3.968 million. The Western Europe countries accounted…

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Russia: Severstal-Balakovo masters manufacture of unique rebars

Severstal – Bar Works Balakovo has mastered the manufacture of A600C rebars (ArmaNorma). The rebars with the diameter of 10-40 mm for ferroconcrete structures correspond to GOST 34028-2018 and TU 14-1-5596-2010. “The new rebars are corrosion-resistant, which is provided for by the chemical elements contained in the steel. The ArmaNorma guarantees a longer life time…

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Russia: Bardin Institute develops new steel for railroad wheels

The Ferrous Metals Research Institute named after Bardin has developed a new alloyed steel with bainitic structure for the solid-rolled railroad wheels. Vyksa Iron and Steel Works and Russian Railroads participated in the development. The new bainitic steel has demonstrated higher mechanical and exploitation characteristics than its predecessors. The wheels were produced at Vyksa Iron…

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Ukraine: Armenia and Kyrgyzstan taken to WTO over steel pipe duties

Ukraine has launched complaints at the World Trade Organization to challenge antidumping duties imposed by Armenia and Kyrgyzstan on certain types of Ukrainian steel pipes, documents published by the WTO showed. Ukraine said the two countries, both members of the Russia-dominated Eurasian Economic Union, should have phased out duties that were “higher than necessary, erroneous…

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