Russia: Standard&Poor’s assigns MMK “BBB-” rating, Outlook Stable

On December 10 rating agency S&P Global Ratings assigned the PJSC Magnitogorsk Iron & Steel Works’ (MMK) “BBB-/A-3” long- and short-term issuer credit ratings with Stable Outlook. In a press release S&P notes that its assessment of MMK’s creditworthiness incorporates MMK’s low-cost production profile, strong operating efficiency, significant share of high value-added products in sales,…

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Ukraine: ferrous metals exports revenue up in January-November 2018

In January-November Ukraine increased revenue from the export of ferrous metals by 17% YoY, to $9.178 billion. Its share in the overall exports reached 21.22%. According to the State Fiscal Service, metal wares exports grew by 28%, to $1.024 billion (2.37%). At the same time Ukraine imported $1.3 billion worth of ferrous metals and $886.5…

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