Russia: EU duty not affecting NLMK

The EU fixed duties on Russian hot-rolled metal, imposed on October 7, could open new ways for NLMK to enter the markets of Turkey and Asia, as well as strengthen the position of its European works. In H1 NLMK Le Louviere (Belgium) produced 770 thousand tons of hot-rolled metal with the mill capacity of 2.5…

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Ukraine: Volyn miners block Polish border

In Volyn region miners have blocked the road leading to the customs check point Yagodin demanding to be paid salary for the past 2 months. Some hundred miners were at the pedestrian crossing near the Yagodin point demanding the meeting with the Volyn regional state administration chairman Vladimir Gunchik. Earlier the miners have already tried…

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Russia: Izhstal expands product range

Izhstal can now produce large diameter rolled metal on its 450 mill.

This will increase average monthly output by 4-5 thousand tons.

The maximum diameter has been increased from 120 mm to 180 mm.

The company has already shipped 1 thousand tons of metal with 130-150 mm diameter to car manufacturers. (Ukrainian metal)