Ukraine: UGOK concentrate output up in June 2017

In June Yuzhniy Mining and Processing Works produced 997.4 thousand tons of concentrate, up by 12.8% YoY.

According to the company statement, sinter output dropped by 9.3%, to 150.3 thousand tons.

In January-June UGOK increased concentrate production by 12.5% YoY, to 6.082 million tons, sinter output fell by 3.2%, to 893.1 thousand tons. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Sibcable increases copper and aluminum consumption

In January-June Sibcable processed 7.5 thousand tons of copper, up by 15.5% YoY.

Aluminum processing reached 1.5 thousand tons, up by 48% YoY.

Total metal consumption increased by 25% YoY.

In H1 the company produced 18 thousand km of cables and wires. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: SUEK net profits up in H1 2017

In January-June Siberia Coal and Power Company increased its net profits 3.4-fold YoY, to $322 million. The company earnings went up 1.5-fold, to $2.661 billion. Capital investments totaled $313 million, up 2-fold YoY. EBITDA increased 1.7-fold, to $716 million. Coal mining in 6 months reached 53.6 million tons, up by 1% YoY. Coal sales increased…

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Russia: Aluminum Association approves of Sverdlovsk region producing aluminum semis

Sverdlovsk region aluminum companies are capable of producing almost any semi-finished products on their own and substituting imports. According to the Aluminum Association chairman Valentin Trischenko, at present the region imports some 3.5 thousand tons of aluminum semis. “The potential of the regional aluminum companies allows not only substituting imports, but even exporting products”, he…

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Russia to get new rebars GOST in 2018

From January 1, 2018 Russia will get the new interstate GOST 34028-2016 “Rolled reinforced bars for ferroconcrete structures. Technical conditions”, which will replace the current standards. According to the Center of standardization and metal products certification of the Research institute on ferrous metallurgy named after Bardin, the new GOST sets obligatory characteristics, which the rebars…

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Ukraine: Interpipe Steel output up in H1 2017

In January-June Interpipe Steel produced 403 thousand tons of steel, up by 32.6% YoY.

According to the company representative, in June steel output totaled 79 thousand tons, up from 75 thousand tons in May.

In 2016 the company produced 614 thousand tons of steel, up by 2% YoY. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: NLMK Group expands premium transformer steel portfolio

NLMK Group is bringing a series of new premium grade transformer steels to the global market. The new grades of steels are designed for manufacturers of energy-efficient transformers, including those featuring stranded magnetic conductors, that are cost-efficient and easy to manufacture, and are widely used in individual housing construction. Advanced grades of transformer steel, namely…

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Kazakhstan: KAC receives TKZ equipment

The Taganrog Boiler-Making Works “Krasny Kotelshchik” (TKZ), a member of PJSC Power Machines, has completed the delivery of a drum complete with separation devices and expansion rollers for the Kazakhstan Aluminum company TPP (Pavlodar, the Republic of Kazakhstan), a member of the Eurasian Group (ERG). This large-scale item was designed and manufactured within the framework…

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Belarus: BMZ reroutes export due to European Commission’s antidumping duty

The Belarus Iron and Steel Works has rerouted its export after the European Commission introduced a five-year antidumping duty on steel rebars, BMZ Deputy Director General Andrei Kulakovsky declared. Reinforcing bars accounted for an average of 12.3% of BMZ’s total export in 2012-2013. The introduction of the antidumping duty was no shock. During the investigation…

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