Ukraine: Electrostal resumes operation

In March Electrostal (Kurakhovo, Donetsk region) resumed operation having produced 11 thousand tons of continuous cast billet. In January-March the enterprise was idle, while in Q1 2018 it produced 71 thousand tons of billets. The reason for the company downtime was the growth of ferrous scrap prices, which made billets manufacture unprofitable. In 2018 Electrostal…

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Russia: Ukrainian pipe imports prohibited

Russia has prohibited imports of some types of pipes from Ukraine. In particular, the prohibition covers seamless pipes, tubes and hollow sections, made of ferrous metals, except for pig iron, including of corrosion-resistant steel, round pipes of iron or unalloyed steel, as well as square and rectangular pipes. Moreover, the import of some types of…

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Russia: RIAK output to double in 2019

RIAK, the plant that produces aluminum sections in Ingushetia, intends to double its output volumes. “From November, the company will reach its planned capacity of 6600 tons per year, thus increasing its output 2-fold”, the company CEO Magomet Tumgoyev said. The plant was opened in 2012, and the second stage launched in April 2018. 80…

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Russia: PMH revenue up in 2018

In 2018 PMH consolidated revenue exceeded 89 billion rubles, up by 5% YoY. The prime cost of products sold totaled 64.4 billion rubles, up by 12%. Gross profit dropped by 10%. EBITDA was 19.3 billion rubles, almost flat YoY. Net profit decreased by 83%, to 1.3 billion rubles, mostly due to currency exchange rate difference.…

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