Armenia to construct a magnesium works

Armenian scientists are working on the new technique to produce magnesium. According to Vagan Lalayan, the head of the Ministry of economical development and investments department of investment policy, their partner is the Ecoatom company. “The company wants to construct a works to produce 1 thousand tons of magnesium per year. There are many ways…

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Ukraine: VostGOK profits up in 2016

In 2016 Vostochniy Mining and Processing Works increased net profits 37.2-fold YoY, or by 480.617 million UAH, to 493.891 million UAH. According to the company statement, its net income dropped by 5.8%, or by 164.107 million UAH, to 2680.433 million UAH, while gross profit almost doubled, to 728.611 million UAH. As of December 31, 2016…

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Ukraine: Ceramet results of 2016

In 2016 Ceramet processed and sold almost 1 million tons of scrap, with over 200 thousand tons delivered locally. European customers purchased 800 thousand tons of scrap, with Keramet Polska Sp. z o.o. supplying 60% of this volume and Keramet Hungary Kft – 40%. Last year the company invested 16.8 million UAH in the development…

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Ukraine: EMSS ships press table to ThyssenKrupp AG

Energomashspetsstal has shipped the press table weighing 18.5 tons to Germany.

The customer is Gerlach GmbH, the daughter company of ThyssenKrupp AG, specializing in the manufacture of metal mills.

The contract was concluded in 2014. And the companies have been cooperating since then. (Ukrainian metal)

Belarus: rebars hit by Canadian antidumping duty

According to the Canada Border Services Agency, the investigation on the import of steel rebars from Belarus, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan, Portugal and Spain has been completed.

The duties have been established at 2.4-108.5%.

The final decision will be taken by the Canadian International Trade Tribunal on May 3. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: coal imports up in Q1 2017

In January-March Ukraine imported 3646.205 thousand tons of coal valued at $569.631 million, with $212.041 million in March. According to the State Fiscal Service, Russia supplied $350.834 million worth of coal (61.59% of the total volume), USA – $102.166 million (17.94%), Canada – $43.707 million (7.67%), other countries – $72.924 million (12.8%). In monetary terms…

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Ukraine: scrap exports up in Q1 2017

In January-March Ukraine exported 38.671 thousand tons of ferrous scrap, up 3.3-fold YoY, valued at $11.548 million, up 4.7-fold YoY. According to the State Fiscal Service, imports increased 2-fold YoY, to 8.720 thousand tons valued at $6.474 million, up 4.2-fold. The main suppliers were Turkey (80.72%), Moldova (12.51%) and Russia (5.48%), with the main customers…

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Ukraine: Metinvest transfers Zaporizhstal shares from its two resident companies to Cypriot ones

Metinvest has transferred its shares in Zaporizhstal from two resident companies, Zaporizhstal-RS LLC and Gals-Invest LLC (both based in Zaporizhia) to Cypriot companies Brandfeld Finance Ltd. and Lasartico Holdings Ltd. According to a report by Zaporizhstal in the information disclosure system of the National Commission on Securities and the Stock Market, with reference to the…

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Tajikistan: joint EBRD/EU delegation discusses remediation of uranium legacy

The effort to address the legacy of Soviet era uranium mining in Central Asia is making substantial progress, according to the EBRD News Center. Following the establishment of the multilateral Environmental Remediation Account for Central Asia (ERA) framework agreements have now been signed with Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, where the fund will operate. The operations…

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Ukraine: India assigns market status to exporters during antidumping investigation

The Directorate General of Anti-Dumping & Allied Duties (DGAD) of the Ministry of Commerce & Industry of India has assigned a market status to Ukraine in an antidumping investigation into supplies of cold-rolled steel. The Economic Development and Trade Ministry of Ukraine reported that the market status in the antidumping investigation where the ministry and…

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Ukraine: Azovstal reelects Tskitishvili

The supervisory board of Azovstal Iron and Steel Works has reelected Enver Tskitishvili the company CEO.

His office has been prolonged from April 4, till April 2, 2018.

In 2016 Azovstal received 558.417 million UAH of net profits as opposed to 1.835 billion UAH of losses in 2015. (Ukrainian metal)