Ukraine: steel pipes output up in August 2016

In August Ukraine produced 74 thousand tons of steel pipes, up by 7.2% MoM, or by 5 thousand tons.

In January-August steel pipes output decreased by 4.9% YoY, or by 28 thousand tons, to 541 thousand tons. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: pig iron output down in August 2016

In August Ukraine produced 1961 thousand tons of pig iron, down by 5.5% MoM, or by 114 thousand tons.

In January-August pig iron manufacture increased by 14.3% YoY, or by 1999 thousand tons, to 15963 thousand tons. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: AMKR pays 4.8 million UAH to the city infrastructure development

ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih paid 4.8 million UAH of the share contribution for the development of city infrastructure. Since 2008 AMKR has concluded 63 agreements of share participation with Kriviy Rih City Council. All the costs in full will be transferred to local budget for development of engineering-transport and social infrastructure of Kriviy Rih in correspondence…


Russia: Polar Construction Company opens training ground for work at height

Polar Construction Company LLC (Nornickel subsidiary) has opened a new training ground for practicing work at height with fall-arresting harnesses, and work on scaffolds. “Underground group workers, as well as tiers and drifters and surface construction workers will train at the facility. Each of them has jobs assignments to be performed at height”, said the…


Metals of Ukraine & Russia: scrap (grade 3a), July 2016


Russian market, $/t, FCA, without VAT, $1/RUR67.05*









* – Ukrainian Hrivna and Russian Rouble exchange rates are as of 31.07.16 according to the National Bank of Ukraine and the Central Bank of the Russian Federation. (Ukrainian Metal)

Ukraine: IGOK and VGOK subsidiaries estimated at 1.7 billion UAH

Grant Thornton has estimated the cost of Irshansk Mining and Processing Works and Volnogorsk Mining and Processing Works at 1.7 billion UAH. Thus the cost of the subsidiary assets has increased two-fold since 2014. “The estimate of the assets belonging to the United Mining and Chemical Company, the owner of the 2 GOKs, is a…


Ukraine: CGOK pellets output up in January-August 2016

In January-August Central Mining and Processing Works produced 1.57 million tons of pellets, up by 0.2% YoY.

According to a company representative, CGOK iron ore concentrate dropped by 15.4% YoY, to 3.55 million tons.

In August the company produced 213 thousand tons of pellets and 455 thousand tons of concentrate. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: steel output down in August 2016

In August Ukraine produced 1903 thousand tons of steel, down by 7.6% MoM, or by 156 thousand tons.

In January-August steel output increased by 8.9% YoY, or by 1343 thousand tons, to 16379 thousand tons. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: copper output down in January-August 2016

In January-August copper output in Russia dropped by 2.1% YoY.

According to the Federal Service of State Statistics, copper wire output dropped by 22.8%, foil – by 22.2%, but plate, sheet, bars and strips increased by 5.9%, of rods and sections – by 14.6%, all YoY. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: DTEK mines to unite

DTEK plans to make a separate company of its Rostov mines by October. According to DTEK CEO Maxim Timchenko, the deal is in the final stages. This will allow DTEK to decrease its credit pressure by over $400 million. DTEK will retain management and operational control over the mines, and the new company will also…