Kazakhstan: coal to be used in a new way

Global trends on switch to low-carbon and “green” economy directly affect the volume of coal consumption in Kazakhstan, the Ministry of Industry and Infrastructure Development reported. “Notwithstanding this fact the coal industry goes on being one of the most important resource spheres of economy. The share of coal industry to country’s GDP amounts to 0.3%,…

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Russia: NLMK joins UN Global Compact

NLMK Group has joined the United Nations Global Compact, the world’s largest sustainable development and corporate social responsibility initiative. As a participant of the UN Global Compact, NLMK Group voluntarily commits to align its operations and strategy with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption, and to take…

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Turkey’s steel end-product consumption totaled 12.3 million tonnes in January-June 2019, down by 32.3% compared with the same period 2018, according to the Turkish Steel Producers’ Association (TÇÜD).

Turkey’s steel end-product consumption totaled 12.3 million tonnes in January-June 2019, down by 32.3% compared with the same period 2018, according to the Turkish Steel Producers’ Association (TÇÜD). Turkey consumed 5.3 million tonnes of finished long steel products, down by 41.1% compared with January-June 2018. Flat steel end-product consumption was 7 million tonnes in the…

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Low Seasonal Demand Impedes Steel Price Growth in Emerging Markets

The prognosis for the Brazilian steel market is unchanged. Distributors plan to persevere with conservative inventory levels, reflecting a seasonal slowdown in end-user demand. Shipments to companies in construction related activities is weak. Steel price support from export demand is limited. In Russia, steel consuming engineering and manufacturing firms are reluctant to increase production capacity…

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