Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works’ (MMK) representatives took part in the Second Congress of the Russian Steel Association on labor protection, industrial and environment safety held in Stary Oskol. MMK invests around 2.5 billion rubles in occupational safety every year. The event was held on September 10-11 on the site of the Oskol Electrometallurgical Plant…Details
In January-August Ukraine produced 12.52 million tons of rolled metal, of which 10.64 million tons, or 85%, were exported. In 8 months of 2018 the share of export was 82.1% (10.08 million tons of 12.28 million tons produced). Semi-finished products accounted for 45.78% of exports, up from 43.94% last year. The share of flat rolled…Details
Mint reported that slowdown in India’s steel sector is spreading to medium and small enterprises, with several companies cutting production in response to lower demand. Such units make up about one-half of India’s total steel production but higher iron ore prices and weak demand have forced many to trim output since August. In some cases,…Details
The downtrend experienced by export prices for Chinese wire rod persisted over the past week, with mills under pressure to secure orders from overseas buyers. Fastmarkets’ weekly price assessment for November shipments of steel wire rod (mesh quality) export, fob China main port was $470-475 per tonne fob on Tuesday September 17, widening downward by…Details
Mr Sanjeev Gupta has pledged to invest EUR 400 million over five years to build Liberty Steel’s newly acquired European steelworks into a major force in the global steel industry. Liberty has set a goal of expanding sales at the plants by 50% by 2022. Mr Gupta said “I’m proud to welcome thousands of skilled…Details
Ferrous scrap prices in Mexico were stable in Monterrey but started falling in Bajío where downward momentum in the United States scrap market has begun to have an impact. In Mexico’s central Bajío region, Fastmarkets’ weekly assessment of steel scrap No1 busheling, consumer buying price, delivered mill Bajío, fell to $4,750 pesos per tonne on Tuesday…Details
A 55-ton LF and 3-strand billet caster have started at BSRM, in the new meltshop in Mirsharai, Bangladesh. The ladle furnace has two ladle cars positioned at 90° and a 10 MVA + 20% (overload) transformer. It is equipped with Bus Bar Electrode Arms and “Inert Roof” to minimize the electrode-side oxidation, the slag/steel oxidation,…Details
The Forest Advisory Committee of the Ministry of Environment and Forest has accepted the Odisha Government’s proposal for transfer of forest clearance of the 1083.69-hectare land acquired for POSCO near Paradip to JSW Utkal Steel Limited to set up an integrated steel plant of 12 million tonne capacity. It said “This proposal has been deliberated…Details
Fastmarkets incorrectly published weekly assessments for its Southeast Asian zinc premium over the past two months when the price should have been published every two weeks. Following a market consultation, Fastmarkets reduced the frequency of publication of a number of base metals price assessments in July in response to low transaction liquidity and a lack of price…Details
ArcelorMittal announced that it has commissioned technology provider Midrex Technologies to design a demonstration plant at its Hamburg site to produce steel with hydrogen. Both companies have now signed a Framework Collaboration Agreement to cooperate on several projects, ranging from research and development to the implementation of new technologies. The FCA will be governed by…Details
Buying activity softened further in the export markets for hot-rolled coil and cold-rolled coil (HRC, CRC) from the Commonwealth of Independent States during the week ended Monday September 16, because prices have been falling too fast. Fastmarkets’ price assessment for steel HRC, export, fob Black Sea, CIS, was $420-435 per tonne on September 16, down…Details
A 3 member bench of National Company Law Appellate Tribunal directed that it will hear Central Bureau of Investigation, Enforcement Directorate and Ministry of Corporate Affairs Serious Fraud Investigating Office regarding JSW Steel’s plea seeking immunity from prosecution after buyout of Bhushan Power and Steel, which is facing money-laundering allegations on 14 October. It said…Details
Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works’ (MMK) representatives took part in the Second Congress of the Russian Steel Association on labour protection, industrial and environment safety held in Stary Oskol. MMK invests around RUB 2.5 billion in occupational safety every year. The event was held on 10-11 September on the site of the Oskol Electrometallurgical Plant…Details
China’s domestic rebar prices held steady on Tuesday September 17 amid falling futures and an inactive market. Domestic Eastern China (Shanghai): 3,720-3,750 yuan ($526-530) per tonne, unchanged Northern China (Beijing): 3,640-3,670 yuan per tonne, unchanged Sellers kept their prices flat to wait for more changes in the futures market, sources said. Market participants did not…Details
Metinvest B.V. has purchased 49.37% of Dneprovsky By-Product Coke Plant shares for $11 million. The official purchase took place in August. The coke output capacity of the plant is some 700 thousand tons per year. In January Metinvest bought 23.71% of Yzhkoks for $30 million. Dneprovsky By-Product Coke Plant received 373.62 thousand UAH of net…Details
In January-August Ukrainian seaports exported 16.3 million tons of iron ore raw materials, up by 36.9% YoY. In particular, the port Pivdenniy increased exports by 46.3%, to 16.1 million tons, and port Chernomorsk – 10-fold, to 181.2 thousand tons. In August export prices dropped by 20-25%, to $88-93 per ton, and exports – by 20.8%…Details
In January-June wholesale of metal grew by 17.3% YoY, to 2.7 million tons, valued at 48.9 billion UAH, up by 10.3%.
The growth is due to the changes in the trade, including exports, as the domestic market does not show such rates.
Rolled metal consumption dropped by 5.17%, to 1.97 million tons. (Ukrainian metal)
Property of a major non-ferrous metals scrap processor Vtormet Industrial Company LLC has been put up for sale with the initial price of 2.5 billion rubles. All the property (11 automobiles, manufacturing machinery, secondary raw materials, scrap and wastes) are auctioned as a single lot. The debt of 387 million rubles is also included in…Details
In January-August Russia increased gold output by 21.8% YoY.
According to the Rosstat, in August output grew by 23.4% YoY and by 19.7% MoM.
The statistics service does not disclose detailed information on gold output. (Ukrainian metal)
Cherepovets Iron and Steel Works has commissioned new laboratory equipment to study the segregation of the furnace charge when it is loaded into the sintering machines. The equipment allows studying the processes by the height of the layer in detail. The machine was designed and produced by the specialists of the coke-sinter-blast furnace manufacture. It…Details
In July Russia imported 116 thousand tons of manganese ore, down by 11% MoM, but up by 19.3% YoY. Deliveries from South Africa and Kazakhstan decreased by 16% and by 18%, to 84.1 thousand tons and 13.8 thousand tons respectively. Gabon supplied 17.9 thousand tons, up by 40%. In 7 months imports totaled 636 thousand…Details
In July Russia exported 305 thousand tons of raw aluminum, up by 21.8% MoM and by 40.5% YoY. In 7 months exports totaled 1.9 million tons, up by 20.6% YoY. In monetary terms since the start of the year the exports have grown by 18.3%. Export prices in July dropped from $1680 to $1670 per…Details
Severniy Mining and Processing Works has spent over 1 billion UAH on modernization of its quarry machines. In particular, the Pervomaisky quarry received 2 BelAZ dump trucks and 1 Liebherr bulldozer. The latter will be used in the construction of new roads. In June 2 more BelAZs were added to the company fleet. Together they…Details