Russia: construction metal and pipes railroad deliveries down in H1 2017

In January-June, according to railroad statistics, the delivery (including imports) of metal products for construction to the trade networks and direct supplies from metal companies to construction enterprises decreased by 3.6% YoY. Bars constituted 43.5% of all deliveries, having increased by 0.2% YoY. Roof steel totaled 8.8%, down by 17.5%. Shaped sections (beams, channel, angles)…

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Russia: Demidov increases prices

The Demidov Group of Companies has increased the prices of its products by 3-8%. The highest growth was in the segment of thin-walled section pipes (1-1.5 mm wall thickness). According to the company statement, the price increase has to do with the high demand, low stocks and the sharp rise of hot-rolled metal prices at…

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Russia: CherMK electricity output up in H1 2017

In January-June Cherepovets Iron and Steel Works produced 2.228 billion kW-h of electricity, up by 0.5% YoY, and the highest result in all its history.

The economical effect from the increase of electricity manufacture reached 66.4 million rubles.

The share of the company’s own electricity totaled 79.4%, up by 0.8% YoY. (Ukrainian metal)

Kazakhstan: copper output up in H1 2017

According to the Statistics Committee of the Ministry of national economy, in January-June Kazakhstan increased copper cathode manufacture by 5.4% YoY.

Raw zinc output decreased by 0.5%.

KAZ Minerals and KazZinc contributed the most to the output. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: DTEK expecting third coal vessel in early August 2017

DTEK expects that the third vessel with anthracite coal from the South African Republic will arrive on August 8-10.

The vessel left the port of Richard’s Bay on July 10, carrying 75 thousand tons of anthracite for Pridneprovskaya and Krivorozhskaya thermal power plants. (Ukrainian metal)