Russia: copper concentrate output flat in January-February 2017

In January-February Russian output of copper concentrates remained flat YoY.

According to the Federal Service of State Statistics, in February copper concentrate production dropped by 7.3% YoY and by 5.6% MoM. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: AMKR head notes authorities’ growing attention to steel mills’ problems

CEO of ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih Paramjit Kahlon has noted the growing attention of the country’s top authorities to the problems of the mining and metallurgical complex of Ukraine, improvement in the work of Ukrzaliznytsia, but opposed the initiative to increase railway tariffs for freight transportation by 25%. “Today we have a very positive attitude. The…


Russia: titanium-makers to gather in Yekaterinburg

Next week Yekaterinburg will host the Ti-2017 in CIS conference, organized by the Titanium association.

The participants will discuss the current world and Russian market situation, the raw materials and mineral base, possible types of machinery to produce titanium and its semi-finished products, as well as 3D-printing of titanium wares. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: Metinvest starts employing people from uncontrolled territories

An employment center for Metinvest workers from the companies on the occupied territories has started operating in Mariupol. According to Azovstal CEO Enver Tskitishvili, the Metinvest staff is a single body, despite territorial spread. Azovstal has already employed the first workers from the Yenakievo Iron and Steel Works. Other Metinvest enterprises do the same. On…


Ukraine: metal trade with occupied Donbass in 2016

In 2016 Ukraine imported 1.35 million tons (31.55 thousand wagons) of coke from the uncontrolled territories, and supplied 193.6 thousand tons of coke (4.52 thousand wagons) there. According to the Ukrzaliznytsia report, iron and manganese ore imports from uncontrolled territories totaled 28.72 thousand tons (430 wagons), exports – 5.27 million tons (76.54 thousand wagons). Ferrous…