Ukraine: metal output forecast for January 2017

In January 2017 Ukraine will produce 2 million tons of steel, according to Ukrmetallurgprom forecast. Pig iron output will also reach 2 million tons, while that of rolled metal – 1.8 million tons. In January-November Ukraine produced 22.2 million tons of steel, 21.6 million tons of pig iron and 19.6 million tons of rolled metal,…


Russia: Uralelectromed produces record high output of copper sulfate

In November the copper sulfate shop of Uralelectromed, a part of UMCC, produced 3.5 thousand tons of copper sulfate, up by 30% from the average monthly results.

The increase is believed to stem from the constant modernization of machinery. In 2015 the company worked out a program to increase productivity and output volumes. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: Metinvest supplying galvanized rolled metal to Poland

Metinvest started supplying galvanized rolled metal to Poland.

“We used to supply these products to CIS and to the local market, but we have started to reorient on European customers”, Metinvest-SMC CEO Dmitry Lippa said.

Galvanized rolled metal is supplied to EU from Mariupol Ilyich Iron and Steel Works. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: Ukrzaliznytsia accuses AMKR of manipulations

Pridneprovsk Railways, a part of Ukrzaliznytsia, considers the words of ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih on the shortage of railroad cars an attempt to discredit and pressure the state transporting company. “We call unto the company management not to manipulate the corruption theme, but to seek for constructive and mutually beneficial ways to solve the problem”, the…


Ukraine: AMKR loses 217 million UAH because of Ukrzaliznytsia

ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih has estimated its losses in January-June from the cooperation with Ukrzaliznytsia (Ukrainian Railways) on the level of 217 million UAH. “In 6 months we have lost 217 million UAH because of Ukrzaliznytsia. And Ukraine has lost 45 million UAH of taxes. Ukrzaliznytsia operation is damaging business”, the company CEO Paramjit Kahlon said.…


Ukraine: Lvivugol miners to receive 80% of October 2016 salary

On December 12, Lvivugol received 34 million UAH for products sold.

“All this money will be spent to pay salary to miners. Thanks to this money, they will be paid 80% of their October salary”, the first deputy of the Lviv regional state administration chairman Rostislav Zamlinsky said. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: coal stocks up in early December 2016

On December 1-11, coal stocks at the thermal power plants totaled 1.948 million tons, up by 110 thousand tons YoY.

Of them 928 thousand tons are of anthracite coal, including 140 thousand tons at Lugansk TPP.

Gas-grade coal stocks total 1.02 million tons, with 114 thousand tons at Burshtyn TPP. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Dalpolymetall operation in January-November 2016

From the beginning of the year Dalpolymetall produced 36.5 thousand tons of concentrate.

According to the company statement, in November it produced 1.2 thousand tons of lead concentrate and 1.7 thousand tons of zinc concentrate valued at 221.5 million rubles.

In January-November Dalpolymetall sold 2.5 billion rubles worth of products. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: steel exports up in January-October 2016

In January-October Russian steel exports totaled 35.563 million tons, up by 3% YoY. Exports to far foreign countries accounted for 31.127 million tons. Ferrous metals exports (apart from pig iron, ferroalloys, waste and scrap) totaled 24.131 million tons, up by 4.6% YoY. Far foreign countries imported 20.859 million tons of ferrous metals. Semi-finished carbon steel…


Ukraine: AMKR to produce 7 million tons of steel in 2016

In 2016 ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih intends to produce 7 million tons of steel. “That’s up by 10% of the plan”, the company CEO Paramjit Kahlon said. According to him, despite the high output capacities, the company experiences difficulties with raw material deliveries. In particular, AMKR has to import coal, coke and lime, as it can’t…