Prices in industry in May decreased by 1.3% after an increase of 1.6% in April, 3.5% in March and 3.1% in February. According to the State Statistics Service, the main reason of the decline was the price drop of metallic ores (by 22%). In mining and quarrying the product price decrease was 9.8%, while in…Details
In April ferrous scrap exports totaled 434 thousand tons, up by 26.8% MoM, but down by 36% YoY. According to the customs statistics, in January-April exports reached 1.21 million tons, down by 29.4% YoY, the lowest result for the past 7 years. The main importers were Turkey (34.3%), Belarus (30%) and South Korea (22%). (Ukrainian…Details
In May, according to the Russian Railroads statistics, pig iron exports totaled 483.6 thousand tons, up by 19% MoM, but down by 9.4% YoY. In January-May exports reached 1.93 million tons, down by 16.8% YoY and by 7% from the 2015 results, but up by 23.5% from 2013 and by 3% from 2014. The main…Details
The United Metal Company intends to increase 300×300 mm section pipes output at its Vyksa Iron and Steel Works by 20%. The increase is envisioned under the program of developing sales to the construction industry. The products will be used in the construction of modern buildings – skyscrapers, shopping malls, stadiums, etc. “We see great…Details
Chelyabinsk Zinc Works, a part of UMMC, has successfully passed the second supervisory audit of the integrated management system correspondence to MS ISO 9001:2008, MS ISO 14001:2004 and OHSAS 18001:2007. Bureau Veritas Certification has evaluated the quality management, ecological management and health and labor management systems. “The audit has been passed successfully. We have received…Details
The Ministry of energy and coal industry has asked the Ministry of foreign affairs to inform 8 countries about the risk of illegal coal deliveries from the temporarily occupied regions. According to the ministry letter, such information has to be transferred to the Ukrainian embassies in Turkey, the Netherlands, Spain, Moldova, Bulgaria, Belgium, Poland and…Details
In May Ukrainian metal companies received 280 thousand tons of scrap, or 100% of the need. In April they received 290 thousand tons of scrap, or 95% of their need. In January-May 1.3 million tons of scrap were delivered to metal works, up by 9% YoY, and 85% of the need. In May scrap stocks…Details
Ukrmetallurgprom forecasts steel output in July on the level of 1.7 million tons. According to the company statement, Ukraine will also produce 1.6 million tons of pig iron and 1.4 million tons of rolled metal. The current average daily output (in 12 days of June) is on the May level. As of June 13, 17…Details
In May consumption of gas by metal companies increased by 15 million cubic meters MoM, to 135 million cubic meters. Average daily gas consumption in May totaled 4.4 million cubic meters. In January-May metal companies consumed 765 million cubic meters of gas, up by 4% YoY. Average daily consumption was 5.1 million cubic meters against…Details
ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih has spent 55 million UAH to buy 2 BelAZs with the lifting capacity of 130 tons for its mining transportation shop. The trucks will carry ore and rock from the third and the fourth quarries of the mining division. “We have received 2 BelAZs, these are modern machines. We are sure they…Details
In January-May Chukotka autonomous district mined 9812 kg of ore gold and 340 kg of silver, down by 12% and by 13% YoY respectively. Alluvial gold was not produced. At present 5 companies mine for gold. Chukotka Mining Company mined 3946 kg of gold (down by 10.5%) and 49.3 tons of silver. Severnoye Zoloto mined…Details
The National agency of welding control has confirmed the quality of the welded copper-plated wire of MMK-S3MoTiB grade with the diameter of 3, 4 and 5 mm according to TU 14-4-1877-2004 produced by MMK-Metiz.
The corresponding certificate has been issued.
The wire could be used in the construction of North Stream 2. (Ukrainian metal)
In May Belarus Iron and Steel Works received $109 million, stocks at the warehoused totaled 10251 tons (6.3% of the total volume) and exports reached 188.6 thousand tons valued at $92.4 million. The company shipped to 46 countries, and has resumed operation in Africa and Neat East. In May Belmet (Austria) started operating in Serbia,…Details
The Pipe Metal Company held an annual meeting of the shareholders in Yekaterinburg on June 8. The shareholders have elected the board of directors and the revision commission. Ernst and Young LLC has been appointed the auditor. The meeting decided to pay dividends for 2016 in the amount of 1.96 rubles per ordinary share (2.024…Details
American pipe manufacturers suspect the Canadian company of the Russian Evraz in dumping. They have also said that the pipe imports from Canada threaten the national security. Pipe manufactures have called on the authorities to limit imports. American manufacturers are dissatisfied with the decision of Cheniere Energy to choose Evraz as the main supplier of…Details
In January-May Ukraine increased rolled metal export revenue by 20% YoY, to $2.7 billion. According to Ukrmetallurgprom, in 5 months Ukraine exported 6.2 million tons of rolled metal, down from 7.8 million tons in January-May 2016. The export share in the total volume of rolled metal produced dropped to 83% from 84%. The share of…Details
Rosterminalugol JSC, the largest dedicated coal port in the Baltic region, a part of Russia’s largest coal port holding Port Management Company LLC, has exported 10 million tons of coal this year. The milestone ton was loaded on June 12 onto Post-Panamax Nordic Odin, the 151st vessels handled from the year beginning (the 11th in…Details
The state-owned nanotechnology company Rusnano plans to sell its 49.89% stake in the Eterno facility, a white metallurgy joint venture with Chelyabinsk Pipe-Rolling Plant, or ChelPipe, for at least 4.72 billion rubles, Rusnano said in a statement on June 13. Preliminary bids are collected until July 5, the company plans to close the deal until…Details
The Ukrainian Stock Exchange intends to stop sales of Alchevsk Coke and Chemical Works, Alchevsk Iron and Steel Works and Zaporizhstal shares. According to the stock exchange, the decision has been taken because the companies have not disclosed their annual information. At the same time, the decision can be cancelled, if the companies disclose their…Details
The state enterprise Pervomayskugol intends to sign an agreement with Komsomolskaya Central Processing Factory to process coal valued at 15.96 million UAH. The purchase will be made based on the negotiation procedure, as the tender for the services has already been cancelled twice. The enterprise wants to order the processing of 168 thousand tons of…Details
As of mid-June Balja LLC has washed 67 kg of gold. The washing season started in May. In the first month the company obtained 42 kg of gold. According to the company CEO Valery Gurevich, this year it plans to yield 420 kg of gold. Balja is developing the alluvial gold deposits in the Kyrin…Details
Aluminiy Kazakhstana has received a drum with separators and roll glides for its thermoelectric plant produced by the Taganrog boiler works Krasniy Kotelschik. The machinery has been produced within the program of the boiler equipment reconstruction. The new machinery will replace the boiler drum, produced by TKZ in 1966. The machinery will be put into…Details
RM-Steel has successfully finished the tests of the new D32W bar steel for ship-building. The development of the bar was carried out for the Zvezda ship-building works project. At present RM-Steel can produce A, B, D, A32-D40, E36, A40S, D40S and D32W steel bars according to GOST R 52927-2015. Such bars are widely used in…Details
Kamskaya Kuznitsa has started producing M90 nuts according to GOST 10605, GOST 10607 and DIN 934.
The nuts are produced of 40X steel by drop stamping. (Ukrainian metal)
In May Krasniy Octyabr Iron and Steel Works increased output.
According to the acting manufacturing director Sergey Marchenko, the output increase is connected with the installation of the new ABB transformer for arc furnace No. 5.
Brushed metal sales increased 2-fold YoY. (Ukrainian metal)
NLMK Group has started hot-testing the pulverized coal injection (PCI) unit at one of the largest blast furnaces of its Lipetsk plant, namely blast furnace No. 6 with a capacity of 3.1 million tons of pig iron per year. This technology involves co-injecting natural gas and fine coal particles into the blast furnace, resulting in…Details