Russia: coal railroad transportation down in May 2018

In May the Northern Railroads transported 5.114 million tons of cargo, up by 3.1% YoY.

In particular, ferrous metals transportation increased by 2.6%, to 3.9 million tons.

Scrap transportation dropped by 4%, to 0.3 million tons, while that of coal decreased by 26%, to 1.3 million tons. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: UGOK output down in May 2018

In May Yuzhniy Mining and Processing Works decreased concentrate output by 0.2% YoY, to 1.042 million tons. According to the company statement, sinter manufactured dropped by 0.9%, to 151.6 thousand tons. In January-May UGOK produced 5054.2 thousand tons of concentrate and 806.5 thousand tons of sinter, down by 0.6%, but up by 8.6% YoY respectively.…

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Ukraine: IrGOK buys Toyota Highlander

Irshansk Mining and Processing Works has ordered Star-car LLC a car valued at 1.25 million UAH.

The company will supply Toyota Highlander (Elegance).

Star-car received the order without competition.

The expected price was 1.3 million UAH. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: EU stops antidumping investigation on ferroalloys

The European Commission has stopped the antidumping investigation of the imports of ferrosilicon with Ukrainian origin.

Following the investigation, Ukrainian products will not be affected by antidumping duties on the EU market.

In 2017 Ukraine exported $54.7 million worth of ferrosilicon to EU, up by $17.8 million YoY. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: MMK celebrates Environment Day

Russia marked Environment Day on June 5 – an important date for Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works (MMK), as the company annually invests billions of rubles in environmental activities. Employees of MMK’s environmental laboratory, created three decades ago, celebrated their professional holiday. Ongoing reduction of the plant’s environmental impact and adoption of the best available…

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