Russia: nickel output down in January-October 2016

In January-October raw nickel output in Russia decreased by 14.8% YoY.

According to the Federal Service of State Statistics, in October raw nickel output dropped by 29.4% YoY, but increased by 9.2% MoM. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: EAEC renews FSM imports duties

The Eurasian Economic Committee has resumed the 26.35% import duty on ferrosilicomanganese from Ukraine.

“We asked the ministers not to take this decision. But they decided to renew the duty”, Association of Ukrainian Ferroalloy Producers Sergey Kudryavtsev said.

The import duty was temporarily stopped on July 1. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: Azovstal BF5 halted

Azovstal has halted its blast furnace No. 2 for capital repairs valued at 60 million UAH.

According to the company statement, the overhaul is expected to be completed by December 30. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: AMKR supplies steel for the new Chernobyl sarcophagus

ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih has become one of the main suppliers of steel for the new sarcophagus over the 4th reactor of the Chernobyl HPP. According to the company statement, it has supplied 12 thousand tons of rebars for the construction of the new confinement. “40 mm rebars were used in the foundation construction”, the company…


Ukraine: EMSS makes billets for EschmannStahl

Energomashspetsstal has supplied billets for die tooling to EschmannStahl GmbH.

According to the company statement, the order was placed in October. In November EMSS supplied 51 tons of billets to Germany.

According to the contract the rest will be delivered in December. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: metal output in January-November 2016

In January-November Ukraine produced 22.19 million tons of carbon steel, up by 5.6% YoY. According to Ukrmetallurgprom, Ukraine also produced 21.65 million tons of pig iron, 19.54 million tons of rolled metal, 11.7 million tons of coke and 782.1 thousand tons of steel pipes, all up by 8.7%, 6.5%, 10.7% and 0.7% YoY respectively. Steel…


Ukraine: Zaporizhstal negotiating converter shop construction

Zaporizhstal is negotiating a $1.3 billion loan for construction of the converter shop. “We are actively discussing this with banks and financial institutions. But it’s difficult to get investments under current circumstances in Ukraine, although the situation has normalized compared with last year”, the company CEO Rostislav Shurma said. According to him, the negotiations are…