Ukraine: ferrous metals exports revenue up in January-October 2017

In January-October Ukraine exported $6.92 billion worth of ferrous metals, up by 15.4% YoY. According to the State Fiscal Service, ferrous metals accounted for 19.66% of the total exports against 20.58% in 10 months of 2016. In October Ukraine earned $744.43 million from the exports of ferrous metals, up from $690.22 million in September. At…

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Ukraine: EMSS produces hammer frame for LASCO

Energomashspetsstal has completed another order to produce a hammer frame for LASCO Umformtechnic GmbH.

According to the company statement, the billet weighing 61 tons was shipped to the customer in October.

The casting is a part of the press-forging equipment.

So far this is the 15ths hammer frame produced by EMSS for LASCO. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: coke production down, pipes up in January-October 2017

Ukrainian metal companies tentatively decreased coke production by 20% YoY in January-October, to 8.588 million tons, the Ukrmetallurgprom association (Dnipro) has reported. Pipe production grew by 25%, to 876,000 tons. In October alone, 93,600 tons of pipes and 901,000 tons of coke were made. According to the revised data, metal companies in January-October produced 15.179…

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Ukraine: AMKR completes switching to grading salary

ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih is finishing switching to grading salary.

In April the work to develop and implement the multi-level wage system began.

On May 1, salary increased by 35-70%. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Obukhovskaya Mine Group exports 27.193 thousand tons of coal in May-September 2017

The Obukhovskaya Mine Group (Rostov region), owned by DTEK, in May-September exported 27.193 thousand tons of anthracite to Egypt, Italy, the Czech Republic and Poland. At the same time Ukraine desperately needs this coal for heat generation. In particular, the mine group supplied 5.44 thousand tons of coal valued at $470.26 thousand to ArcelorMittal Ostrava…

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Russia: Uchaly GOK using energy resources monitoring system

Uchaly Mining and Processing Works is finishing the modernization of the electricity consumption automated monitoring system. This is the first stage to implement the automated system of energy resources usage monitoring. Over 300 new devices to control and monitor electricity consumption have been assembled in the shops. The company intends to decrease electricity consumption by…

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Ukraine: 1.36 million tons of steel produced in converters in October 2017

The main way of producing steel in October was oxygen-converter method, accounting for 71.7% (1.36 million tons out of 1.896 million tons). Then comes open-hearth furnace with 22.12% (419 thousand tons), followed by electric arc furnace (6.18%, 117 thousand tons). In January-October oxygen-converter shops produced 12.3 million tons of steel out of 17.7 million tons…

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Ukraine: Dneprometiz sold without Antimonopoly consent

The new owner of Dneprometiz has not applied to the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine for the right to buy the controlling packet of shares.

“In case such an appeal is received, we will review it and make a corresponding decision according to the current legislation”, the committee said. (Ukrainian metal)