Ukraine: Valki-Ilmenit operations stopped

The prosecutor’s office of the Russia-occupied Crimea has stopped trading operations of Valki-Ilmenit LLC in Zhitomir region without the special license to use subsoil resources.

This has been reported by the General Prosecutor of Ukraine Yuri Lutsenko.

Valki-Ilmenit is the only quarry supplying raw materials to the occupied Crimean Titanium. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: KMZ pig iron sales up in January-May 2017

In January-May Kosogorsky Iron and Steel Works increased share of sales of pig iron both locally and abroad 1.7-fold, from 47% to 81%.

The company has also increased the output of high-quality pig iron, having supplied 20.6 thousand tons to local and foreign customers, or 70% of the total sales in May. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: metal output forecast for July 2017

In July Ukraine will produce 1.7 million tons of steel.

According to Ukrmetallurgprom, pig iron output will total 1.6 million tons and rolled metal – 1.4 million tons.

For June Ukrmetallurgprom forecast steel output on the level of 1.6 million tons. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: state companies not buying coal from Russia

Ukrainian Prime Minister Vladimir Groysman claims that none of the state companies buys coal from Russia.

According to him, the Cabinet of Ministers does its best to diversify coal deliveries.

“We’re replacing coal with other fuel types, especially anthracite coal, which is now on Ukrainian mines, seized by Russia-supported militants”, he said. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: metal output down in May 2017

In May industrial output in Ukraine increased by 1.2% YoY.

According to the State Statistics Service, quarrying production decreased by 4.6%.

Metal output dropped by 8%, coke – by 20.6%. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: scrap procurement to drop

This year scrap procurement will be lower than last year. “In 2016 Ukraine procured 3.471 million tons of scrap. It’s difficult to forecast anything for this year, but we believe that procurement will decrease”, Ukrmetallurgprom president Alexander Kalenkov said. Last year local market received 3.192 million tons of Ukrainian scrap. In January-May 2017 scrap deliveries…

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Russia: Severstal and Power Machines to enhance CherMK power generation

Severstal (one of the world’s leading vertically integrated steel and mining companies) and PJSC Power Machines have concluded a contract for technical upgrade of a cogeneration plant – steam blower station turbogenerator No. 5 of the Cherepovets Iron and Steel Works (a part of Severstal Russian Steel division). The cost of the contract is more…

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Russia: MMK to satisfy galvanized metal demand

The growing demand for galvanized rolled metal this year will be satisfied, in particular, because of the MMK putting into operation a new continuous hot-galvanizing machine. According to the company marketing specialist Igor Sapozhnikov, metal consumption in Russia this year will revive after a 3-years decrease. The main industries to support this growth will be…

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Russia: nails prices to increase in July 2017

Under the increasing demand and the shortage on the construction nails market Metiznaya Torgovaya Kompaniya (Metal Wares Trading Company) forecasts the increase in prices of manufacturers by 3-5% from July 1.

The company also supposes that prices for bridge fasteners will increase by 10%, and electrodes – by 5%. (Ukrainian metal)