In January-October Kazakhstan exported 285.3 thousand tons of coated rolled metal to Russia, up by 9.2% YoY. Galvanized steel exports went up by 13.3% YoY, to 193.1 thousand tons. The average price for galvanized steel on the border between Russia and Kazakhstan in October totaled $725.7 per ton, up by 30% YoY. Polymeric-coated steel exports…Details
The European Union has imposed a 12.5% antidumping duty on rebars and rolled wire produced by the Belarus Iron and Steel Works for 5 years. The duty was imposed following the complaint of Eurofer. The volume of the duty is preliminary, the investigation will last for 6 months. According to the statement, the Belarus rebars…Details
In November bulk 6% moisture coke output in Ukraine decreased by 6.7% MoM, or by 70 thousand tons, to 978 thousand tons.
In January-November Ukraine produced 11725 thousand tons of bulk coke, up by 10.9% YoY, or by 1153 thousand tons. (Ukrainian metal)
The Republic of Khakasia intends to start producing steel rope at the Abaz monocity.
The project presupposes the creation of 2 lines to produce 3.5-35 mm diameter rope (GOST 2688-80, 7688-80, 3077-80).
Siemens will supply the equipment. Steel rope production will start in 5 years. (Ukrainian metal)
NLMK Group, an international steelmaking company with operations in Russia, the USA and EU member states, announces the appointment of Renaud Moretti as CEO of NLMK Europe Strip, the division that includes NLMK La Louviere, NLMK Strasbourg and the service center NLMK Manage. The division was previously managed by Ben de Vos, who is now…Details
In January-November ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih produced 5.146 million tons of rolled metal, 5.727 million tons of steel and 5.535 million tons of pig iron, all up by 7.7%, 5.1% and 12% YoY respectively. Sinter output reached 9.55 million tons, that of coke – 1.84 million tons, up by 8.9% and 6.2% YoY respectively, while iron…Details
In January 2017 Ukraine will produce 2 million tons of steel, 2 million tons of pig iron and 1.8 million tons of rolled metal, according to Ukrmetallurgprom. For December the company forecast 2 million tons of pig iron, 2.1 million tons of steel and 1.8 million tons of rolled metal. In 2016 Ukraine is expected…Details
In January-November Ukraine imported $817 million worth of coal from Russia. According to the State Fiscal Service, total imports reached $1.29 billion, with exports on the level of $43.28 million. The main importers in the given period were Slovenia ($25.8 million), Russia ($7.5 million) and Turkey ($7.1 million). In January-November Ukraine imported $817.4 million worth…Details
In January-November Russian output of raw copper alloys decreased by 31.6% YoY.
According to the Federal Service of State Statistics, in November raw copper alloy output dropped by 23.5% YoY and by 14.5% MoM. (Ukrainian metal)
For the last 6 years steel pipes consumption in Russia stabilized on the level of 10 million tons per year. Imports have decreased in the last 2 years, with 400 thousand tons imported in 2015-2016, as opposed to 1 million tons previously. At the same time Russian manufacturers increase exports. In 2016 the volume of…Details
Uralelectromed, a part of UMMC, has acquired 41.75% of the Malyshevskoye Mine Group. According to the company statement, in September the Federal Antimonopoly Service allowed it to buy 100% of shares. The share of the MRU feldspar concentrates on the Russian market is 25-27%, and of mica concentrates – 80-85%. In 2015 Malyshevskoye Mine Group…Details
Novolipetsk Iron and Steel Works has completed the project on refractory shop 4 electric air filters reconstruction, started in 2015. Thanks to the project the pollution from shop decreased by 18%. “The massive reconstruction of the filters started in 2015. The investments totaled 480 million rubles. Taking the new machinery into account, we now have…Details
The Energomashspetsstal non-destructive testing department has received the certificates of the British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing.
Now the company can use the machinery under the PED 2014/68/EU.
The company employs specialists of the 2nd and 3rd level of qualification according to EN ISO 9712:2012. (Ukrainian metal)
In 2016 Krasnoyarsk Krai companies are expected to increase gold output by 18% YoY. According to the regional ministry of industry, energy and trade, in 2015 the Krai mined 49.3 tons of gold, thus this year the yield could total 58 tons. Polyus and Sovrudnik, the regional major companies, are expected to mine around 50…Details
The board of directors of PJSC «MMC «Norilsk Nickel», the leading global nickel and palladium producer, approved of the company’s budget for 2017. In 2016, the company successfully completed all scheduled key investment projects including the development of high-IRR brownfield mining projects in the Polar division, the ramp-up of Skalisty mine, active construction phase of…Details
In November Ukraine produced 1909 thousand tons of pig iron, down by 1.5% MoM, or by 29 thousand tons.
In January-November pig iron output increased by 8.7% YoY, or by 1727 thousand tons, to 21646 thousand tons. (Ukrainian metal)
Russia’s palladium and palladium alloy output rose by 1.7% YoY and by 23.8% MoM in November, the Federal State Statistics Service said. Platinum and platinum alloy production decreased by 22.5% YoY but rose by 6.3% MoM. In January-November, palladium and palladium alloy production remained flat, while platinum and platinum alloy output fell by 2.6%. Previously,…Details
In November steel output decreased by 3.1% MoM, or by 62 thousand tons, to 1941 thousand tons.
In January-November steel output increased by 5.6% YoY, or by 1174 thousand tons, to 22183 thousand tons. (Ukrainian metal)
In November Ukraine produced 5686 thousand tons of iron ore and concentrate, down by 4.2% MoM, or by 249 thousand tons. In particular, iron ore output totaled 802 thousand tons, down by 2.6% MoM, or by 21 thousand tons, while that of concentrate dropped by 4.5% MoM, or by 228 thousand tons to 4884 thousand…Details
In January-October Russia exported 2.916 million tons of raw aluminum, up by 3.9% YoY. According to the Federal Customs Service, far foreign countries received 2.861 million tons of aluminum, up by 3.6% YoY, and CIS countries imported 55 thousand tons, up by 22.3%. In monetary terms aluminum exports dropped by 19.7% YoY, to $4.149 billion,…Details
According to Evraz Ukraine, iron ore mining was stopped at Evraz Sukhaya Balka in September. “We are carrying out repairs and other works to keep the mines in the working order. All the employees despite the halt continue receiving their wages in full”, the company corporate relations director Artem Matvienko said. It costs Evraz Ukraine…Details
The sintering shop of Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works produced the 700-millionth ton of sinter. MMK produced 100 million tons of sinter in 1961, reaching 200 million tons in 1969, 300 million tons in 1977 and 500 million tons in 1996. November 2007 saw the production of the 600-millionth tons of sinter. The first tons…Details
In November Ukraine produced 1790 thousand tons of rolled metal, up by 6.2% MoM, or by 104 thousand tons.
In January-November rolled metal output increased by 6.8% YoY, or by 1246 thousand tons, to 19601 thousand tons. (Ukrainian metal)
Stalkanat-Silur has reported a raider attack on its subsidiary in Khartsyzsk (Donetsk region). “We had to report the crime, the seizure of our assets and documents, including your record of service”, the company CEO Sergey Lavrinenko said in his video address to the employees. According to him, the unknown persons have arrested the works management,…Details
Interpipe intends to increase scrap imports in December 2016 – January 2017. “We continue increasing scrap imports from Moldova and Russia. We also think over other ways to decrease raw materials deficiency. In particular, we are analyzing HBI and even steel billet imports. We also hope that Ukrzaliznytsia starts selling its scrap, which we estimate…Details
Energomashspetsstal has concluded an agreement to supply a batch of billets to Iron Acciai Speciali s.r.l. in Q1 2017. According to the company statement, EMSS will produce and deliver 19 forged plates with the total weight of 476.7 tons. The billets will be used in automobile- and machine-building. EMSS will supply plates in January-March 2017.…Details