Russia: VSMPO-Avisma concerned about place on the market due to a ban on titanium supplies to the US

Russia’s VSMPO-Avisma, the world’s largest titanium producer, is concerned that a proposed ban on supplies of titanium to the United States could squeeze it out of emerging markets. Russia will stop the supply of titanium, which is necessary for the production of Boeing aircraft, to the United States, Sergey Ryabuhin, the chairman of Federation Council’s…

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Russia: Rio Tinto to declare force major on several deals with RUSAL

Rio Tinto will declare force major on several contracts with aluminum producer RUSAL due to the inclusion of the Russian company in the U.S. blacklist, Rio Tinto said in a statement.

On April 6 the U.S. imposed sanctions against 38 Russian tycoons, officials and companies, including RUSAL. (Prime/Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Chukotka coal output up in Q1 2018

In January-March Chukotka Autonomous District mined 183 thousand tons of coal, up by 6.6% YoY.

Beringpromugol, operating at the Fandyushkinskoye Pole deposits, mined 140 thousand tons of coal, up by 32% YoY.

This year the company intends to extract 600 thousand tons of coal. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: EMSS supplies large batch of rolls to Finland

Energomashspetsstal has shipped a large batch of rolls to ABB.

The total weight of the shipment was 177.29 tons.

The rolls will be used in the manufacture of electric engines.

The companies have been cooperating for 10 years. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: coal mining down in Q1 2018

In January-March Ukraine mined 8.359 million tons of coal, up by 19.3% YoY. According to the Ministry of energy and coal industry, coking coal output dropped by 9.9%, to 1.614 million tons, and that of power-generating coal – by 21.3%, to 6.744 million tons. In March coal mining grew by 1.3%, to 3.024 million tons.…

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Ukraine: over 360 AMKR employees apply for subsidized trip vouchers for vacation

The pilot project “Package Tour for Leave” was launched in the beginning of the year. At this moment, over 360 employees have applied for it and chosen trip vouchers via travel agencies. The price of such a voucher is partly compensated by the company, and the compensation depends on the fact how often does an…

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Russia: Q1 2018 NLMK group results

In Q1 steel output at NLMK totaled 4.33 million tons, flat QoQ, but up by 3% YoY.

Capacity utilization rate grew by 3%, to 99%.

Group sales in Q1 totaled 4.15 million tons, up by 13% YoY, but down by 5% QoQ. (NLMK/Ukrainian metal)