Russia: NLMK profits down in Q3 2016

In Q3 NLMK received $385 million of net profits, down by 6% YoY. According to the company statement, its sales increased by 2%, to 4.2 million tons. Its revenues grew by 10%, to $2.25 billion. Investments fell by 29%, to $104 million, but the free cash flow increased by 28%, to $474 million. In January-September…

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Belarus to hit Ukrainian ferroalloyers under discount promises from Russia

Belarus, that has previously blocked duties on ferrosiliomanganese imported from Ukraine to the Eurasian Economic Union, has now agreed to impose a protective measure in exchange for the 20% discount from ChEMK (Chelyabinsk Electrometallurgical Works). In June the EEC imposed a 5-year duty of 26.35% on Ukrainian ferrosiliomanganese (Ukraine supplied $200 million worth of ferrosiliomanganese…

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Ukraine: coke imports in H1 2016

In H1 2016 Ukraine produced 5.5 million tons of bulk coke, up by 27% YoY. This decreased coke imports by 33%, to 535 thousand tons. ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih traditionally imports coke from ArcelorMittal Poland, with 382.5 thousand tons imported in H1. Another major supplier is Russia (268.6 thousand tons). But Russian coke is bought by…

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Russia: Severstal output to drop in 2017

In 2017 Severstal plans to decrease steel smelting due to the overhauling campaign at its main asset – the Cherepovets Iron and Steel Works. “But the negative effect will be limited. Perhaps, it will reach 1-2% YoY”, Severstal financial director Alexei Kulichenko said. Sales will remain on 2016 levels. In January-September Severstal received $1.3 billion…

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