Ukraine: manganese output up in September 2016

In September Ukraine produced 159.1 thousand tons of manganese concentrate and sinter, up by 12% MoM, or by 17.3 thousand tons.

According to the Association of Ukrainian Ferroalloy Producers, in January-September manganese concentrate and sinterpoutput decreased by 22.1% YoY, or by 239.5 thousand tons, to 844.2 thousand tons. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: MMK sales up in Q3 2016

In Q3 Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works produced 3.17 million tons of steel, on the level of Q2. Steel smelting capacities were 88% loaded. Sales dropped by 4.7% to 2.86 million tons due to the sales increase within the group. VAT-products output decreased by 8.3% to 1.3 million tons. In January-September MMK produced 9.38 million…

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Russia: AMZ to continue supplying sheet to EU

Asha Iron and Steel Works has confirmed the prolongation of the certificate to produce construction steel hot-rolled metal for the manufacture of metal or ferroconcrete structures. The certificate has been provided by TUV Rheinland Group. The hot-rolled metal of AMZ with CE-marking will continue being exported to the European Union. The company has received the…

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Ukraine: DMZ puts BF into operation

On October 15, Donetsk Iron and Steel Works, situated in the territory of the Russia-supported terrorist organization Donetsk People’s Republic, put its blast furnace No. 1 into operation.

The halt of the BF was connected with the overhaul. Repairs at BF2 are underway. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: metal output forecast for November 2016

Ukrmetallurgprom believes that in November steel output will total 1.9 million tons, with pig iron production at 1.9 million tons and rolled metal at 1.7 million tons. In September Ukraine produced 1.86 million tons of steel, 1.83 million tons of pig iron and 1.74 million tons of rolled metal. In January-September steel output totaled 18.23…

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Russia: NLMK to increase exports

Novolipetsk Iron and Steel Works plans to increase sales of rolled metal for construction in 2016 by 20% YoY. “The increase will be reached due to opening new markets”, finance vice-president and section director Grigory Fedorishin said. “In 2015 demand for rolled metal for construction dropped by 17%, and this year we have lost 10-15%…

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Ukraine: DTEK Dobropolyeugol coal mining up in Q3 2016

In July-September DTEK Dobropolyeugol mined 633.8 thousand tons of G-grade coal, up by 25% QoQ.

The coal has been supplied to Ukrainian thermal power plants.

Since the beginning of the year Dobropolyeugol miners yielded 2.1 million tons of coal.

In Q3 DTEK mined 7.8 million tons of power-generating coal, up by 29% QoQ. (Ukrainian metal)

Metals of Ukraine & Russia: hot-rolled coils, August 2016

Month

Ukrainian market, $/t, without VAT, EXW, $1/UAH25.489*

min

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July

393

395

August

384

390

* – Ukrainian Hrivna and Russian Ruble exchange rates are as of 31.08.16 according to the National Bank of Ukraine and the Central Bank of the Russian Federation. (Ukrainian Metal)

Russia: Izhstal output up in January-September 2016

In January-September Izhstal (a part of Mechel) produced 282 thousand tons of metal, up by 48% YoY.

Sales increased by 51%. Steel and rolled metal output went up by 24% and 33% YoY respectively.

In September the works sold 46.2 thousand tons of metal, an absolute record for the last 25 years. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: AMKR to invest $1.5 billion into development

ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih plans to invest $1.5 billion into development until 2020. “We would go on with our investment activities”, Paramjit Kahlon, the company CEO, explained. For the past 10 years AMKR has been investing some $250 million each year. According to Kahlon, the works operation has a positive impact on the economical situation in…

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

Month

Ukrainian market, $/t, without VAT, EXW, $1/UAH25.489*

min

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July

446

477

August

463

491

* – Ukrainian Hrivna and Russian Ruble exchange rates are as of 31.08.16 according to the National Bank of Ukraine and the Central Bank of the Russian Federation. (Ukrainian Metal)

Russia: NLMK sales up in Q3 2016

In January-September NLMK produced 12.3 million tons of steel, up by 2% YoY. Capacity loading increased by 1%, to 95%. Sales totaled 12.29 million tons, up by 2% YoY, including 4.36 million tons of semi-finished products, up by 1%, and 7.92 million tons of finished products, up by 3%, in particular 6.26 million tons of…

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