Ukraine: metal consumption growing

In January-September metal consumption in Ukraine increased by 6.3% YoY. According to Ukrmetallurgprom, metal companies supplied 2.737 million tons of products to the local market against 2.574 million tons in 9 months of 2016. The local market share increased from 15.8% to 20.3%. At the same time exports dropped by 20.8% YoY, to 10.732 million…

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Russia: Vyksa Works LDP certified by Gazprom

Vyksa Iron and Steel Works pipes have received the Gazprom certificate for the correspondence to InterGazCert system. The certificate confirms that the electric-welded large diameter pipes to be used in construction, reconstruction and repairs of pipelines completely correspond to the Gazprom standards. Earlier the works received the InterGazCert certificate of the quality management system according…

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Ukraine: Zaporozhogneupor molded refractories output up in January-September 2017

In January-September Zaporozhogneupor increased molded refractories output by 1714.94 tons YoY.

According to the company statement, in September it produced 7299.98 tons of molded and 2980.47 tons of chamotte refractories.

In 9 months Zaporozhogneupor produced 2538.86 tons of magnesia and 2666.75 tons of high-aluminous wares. (Ukrainian metal)

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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Ukraine: CGOK starts producing premium pellets

The Central Mining and Processing Works has completed the reconstruction of the pelletizing factory.

Now the enterprise is capable of manufacturing products corresponding to the best international quality standards.

Investments in the project totaled 52 million UAH.

With the reconstruction the factory efficiency increased by 7%. (Ukrainian metal)