Russia: aluminum alloys output up in January-October 2016

In January-October Russia increased primary aluminum output by 1.4% YoY, with aluminum alloys output up by 11.2%.

According to the Federal Service of State Statistics, aluminum rods and sections production went up by 2.4%, of plates, sheets, strips and bands – by 9.7%, but that of foil dropped by 10.8%, all YoY. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: EMSS to produce parts for Italy

Energomashspetsstal has signed an agreement with Presezzi Extrusion s.p.a. for the delivery of parts for pressure equipment.

EMSS will produce columns and crossheads with the total weight of 63.5 tons.

According to the contract, all the parts have to be supplied in Q1 2017.

The companies have been cooperating for over 12 years. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: platinum and palladium output down in January-October 2016

In January-October Russia decreased palladium ingots and its alloys output by 0.1% YoY.

Platinum and its ingots production dropped by 0.4% YoY.

In October platinum output dropped by 33.6% YoY and by 28.5% MoM. Palladium output decreased by 30.2% YoY and by 6.2% MoM. (Ukrainian metal)

Kazakhstan: metal output in January-October 2016

In January-October Kazakhstan produced 3521.85 thousand tons of steel, up by 11.7% YoY.

According to the Ministry of economy, flat rolled metal output totaled 2476.75 thousand tons, up by 17.5% YoY, ferroalloys production reached 1595 thousand tons, up by 5.8%.

Kazakhstan also mined 80.82 million tons of coal, down by 5.6% YoY. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: ferroalloys export-import in October 2016

In October Ukraine exported $59.03 million worth of ferroalloys, with imports on the level of $9.55 million.

According to the State Fiscal Service, the main consumer of Ukrainian ferroalloys in October was Turkey ($11.43 million).

In January-October Ukraine exported $578.55 million worth of ferroalloys, while imports reached $70.78 million. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: steel pipes output down in October 2016

In October Ukraine produced 81 thousand tons of steel pipes, down by 1.2% MoM, or by 1 thousand tons.

In January-October steel pipes output dropped by 0.4% YoY, or by 3 thousand tons, to 704 thousand tons. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: iron ore export-import in October 2016

In October Ukraine exported $152.64 million worth of iron ore, with imports on the level of $4.82 million.

According to the State Fiscal Service, the main consumer of iron ore in October was China ($39.29 million).

In January-October Ukraine exported $1421.4 million worth of iron ore, while imports reached $67.17 million. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: pig iron output up in October 2016

In October Ukraine produced 1938 thousand tons of pig iron, up by 4% MoM, or by 75 thousand tons.

In January-October pig iron output went up by 9.2% YoY, or by 1671 thousand tons, to 19737 thousand tons. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: Azovstal puts CCM into operation

Azovstal Iron and Steel Works has put its continuous casting machine No. 5 into operation after an overhaul.

The repairs lasted for 45 days. Investments totaled 34.3 million UAH.

“Following the CCM 5, continuous casting machine No. 4 has also been stopped for capital repairs”, the company CEO Enver Tskitishvili said. (Ukrainian metal)