Belarus to hit Ukrainian ferroalloyers under discount promises from Russia

Belarus, that has previously blocked duties on ferrosiliomanganese imported from Ukraine to the Eurasian Economic Union, has now agreed to impose a protective measure in exchange for the 20% discount from ChEMK (Chelyabinsk Electrometallurgical Works). In June the EEC imposed a 5-year duty of 26.35% on Ukrainian ferrosiliomanganese (Ukraine supplied $200 million worth of ferrosiliomanganese…

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Ukraine: coke imports in H1 2016

In H1 2016 Ukraine produced 5.5 million tons of bulk coke, up by 27% YoY. This decreased coke imports by 33%, to 535 thousand tons. ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih traditionally imports coke from ArcelorMittal Poland, with 382.5 thousand tons imported in H1. Another major supplier is Russia (268.6 thousand tons). But Russian coke is bought by…

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Russia: Severstal output to drop in 2017

In 2017 Severstal plans to decrease steel smelting due to the overhauling campaign at its main asset – the Cherepovets Iron and Steel Works. “But the negative effect will be limited. Perhaps, it will reach 1-2% YoY”, Severstal financial director Alexei Kulichenko said. Sales will remain on 2016 levels. In January-September Severstal received $1.3 billion…

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Ukraine: Metinvest posts 2.3% fall in revenues in August 2016

Metinvest B.V. (the Netherlands), the parent company of Metinvest international vertically integrated mining and steel group, in August posted positive EBITDA of $133 million, while in the previous month the figure was $147 million. According to preliminary unaudited consolidated data from the company’s financial statements under IFRS, revenues in August stood at $555 million, while…

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Russia: raw zinc output up in January-September 2016

In January-September Russia increased raw zinc output by 3.3% YoY.

According to the Federal Service of State Statistics, in September raw zinc output dropped by 6.3% YoY and by 14.5% MoM. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: prosecutors want Ukrainian Chemical Products punished for dealing with Crimea

On behalf of the Military prosecutors of the South region the General prosecutor’s office has addressed the Ministry of economic development and trade asking it to punish Ukrainian Chemical Products (ex-Crimean Titan) by stopping its economical activities. The prosecutors said, that despite the ban to trade with Crimea, in 2015-2016 the company supplied raw materials…

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