Ukraine: ferrous metals exports revenue down in H1 2019

In January-June Ukraine exported $4.8 billion worth of ferrous metals, down by 11.1% YoY. According to the State Fiscal Service, ferrous metals accounted for 19.6% of all export revenue, down from 23.21% in H1 2018. In June ferrous metals export revenue reached $728.42 million. Imports in 6 months dropped by 4.5%, to $600.65 million, with…


Ukraine: Mariupol Ilyich receives final batch of machinery for sheet-rolling shop modernization

Mariupol Ilyich Iron and Steel Works within a major investment reconstruction project is modernizing its wide-strip mill in the sheet-rolling shop 1700. The company has received the last batch of equipment with the combined weight of over 900 tons. Investments in the project total $85 million. The first stage of the shop reconstruction was completed…


Russia: consultations in WTO on US steel duties initiated

Russia has asked for consultations within the World Trade Organization (WTO) on the U.S. steel anti-dumping duties, the WTO said in a statement on July 9.

Russia thinks that the measure does not meet the requirements of the WTO’s Anti-Dumping Agreement, the organization said. (Prime/Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Evraz to process tungsten in Tula region

A manufacturing complex on deep processing of tungsten will be created on the territory of the Uzlovaya Special Economic Zone in Tula region.

The project will be carried out by Evraz.

Investments will amount to 5.5 billion rubles.

Some 500 jobs will be created. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Kazan Steel Sections process half a million tons of Severstal polymer-coated rolled metal

In 15 years of cooperation Severstal has supplied over 500 million tons of polymer-coated rolled metal to Kazan Steel Sections. The Severstal coated metal is used in the manufacture of roofing and wall materials, as well as various sections. Kazan Steel Sections manufactures all metal tiles according to a new GOST R 58153-2018. The standard…


Ukraine: building collapses at Pavlogradskaya Processing Factory

A building on the territory of the Pavlogradsakaya Central Processing Factory LLC, a part of DTEK, in the village of Verbki has collapsed.

As a result one person was killed and another taken to the hospital.

The building collapsed during the disassembly. (Ukrainian metal)

Uzbekistan: Uzmetkombinat to construct mini-metal plant

Danieli has received an order to supply machinery for the foundry-rolling complex at the Uzbekistan Iron and Steel Works in Bekabad, Tashkent region. The construction will commence in August. The project presupposes the construction of a 120-ton electric arc furnace, a ladle furnace and steel degassing unit. Slabs will be manufactured at the vertical continuous…


Russia: VTB buys 11 tons of gold in Yakutia in 2018

In 2018 VTB purchased 11.04 tons of gold and 3.42 tons of silver from the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) extractors.

To prepare gold-extractors for the 2019 season, the bank has provided 2 billion rubles, up by 18% YoY.

This year VTB intends to buy 12 tons of gold and 4 tons of silver. (Ukrainian metal)

Kyrgyzstan: dependence on Kumtor to be reduced

Kyrgyzstan plans to reduce its dependence on Kumtor. According to representatives of the State Committee for Industry, Energy and Subsoil Use of Kyrgyzstan, it is necessary to increase production at such fields as Taldy-Bulak Levoberezhny, Ishamberberdi, Bozymchak, Kuru-Tegerek, Karakazyk, Jamgyr and Chaarat. In addition, it is planned to launch Jerooy project. According to preliminary data,…


Russia: Evraz Alardinskaya mined 1 million tons of coal

Since the start of the year the Alardinskaya mine of Evraz has extracted 1 million tons of coking coal.

The miners were developing the long face No. 6-1-20, put into operation in March.

Earlier the mines Uskovskaya and Yerunakovskaya-VIII have exceeded the 1-million tons output mark. (Ukrainian metal)