Uzbekistan: Almalyk repairing rare metals shop

In March Almalyk Iron and Steel Works started construction of the roasting furnace No. 4 in the rare metals shop of the copper smelting works.

The shop operates 3 furnaces with the capacity of 1800 tons of molybdenum product per year.

Another furnace will increase molybdenum product processing by 30% per year. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: MMK results for Q2 2018

In April-June MMK sold 2.848 million tons of metal, up by 0.7% QoQ, including 1.381 million tons of high added value products, up by 2.7%. In 6 months MMK sold 5.675 million tons of metal, including 2.726 million tons with high added value, up by 2.1% and by 7.3% YoY respectively. In particular, sales of…

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Ukraine: gas consumption in metal industry up in H1 2018

In January-June Ukrainian metal companies consumed 935 million cubic meters of natural gas, up by 11% YoY.

In June gas consumption totaled 145 million cubic meters, up by 4% MoM.

In 6 months electricity consumption reached 5.9 billion kW-h, up by 11%. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: scrap exports up in H1 2018

In January-June Ukraine exported 270 thousand tons of scrap, up by 106% YoY. Scrap procurement grew by 12%, to 1.902 million tons. Deliveries of scrap to metal companies increased by 4%, to 1.632 million tons. In June 346 thousand tons of scrap were procured, down by 6% MoM, of which domestic companies received 327 thousand…

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Russia: gold output down in June 2018

Russia’s production of finished, semi-finished, and powdered gold fell by 13% YoY but rose by 26.5% MoM in June, the Federal State Statistics Service said in a report. In January-June gold production decreased by 1.2% YoY. Previously, absolute figures on production of non-ferrous metals were a state secret. The figures are no longer classified, but…

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Russia: ferrous metals deliveries to railroad machine-building companies up in H1 2018

In June, according to the railroad statistics, direct deliveries of ferrous metals to the enterprises of the railroad machine-building industry reached 137.2 thousand tons.

This is by 57.4% more YoY.

In January-June deliveries grew by 21.7% YoY, to 760.8 thousand tons. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Arkonik SMZ to increase output

The chairman of the Samara region Dmitriy Azarov has visited Arkonik SMZ, the largest manufacturer of aluminum semi-finished products in Russia. The company manufactures unique products – light-alloyed drilling pipes, parts for the newest Russian aircraft MS-21, as well as the first in Russia aluminum hoppers and bridges. In 2016 the company underwent modernization, the…

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Russia: Sibcable output up in H1 2018

In January-June Sibcable increased cable output by 40% YoY.

In particular, the company produced 530 km of power cables.

Control cable output grew 2.5-fold, to 17.6 thousand km. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: ferrous metals deliveries to agriculture machinery manufacturers down in H1 2018

In June direct supplies of ferrous metals to the major agriculture manufacturers via railroad totaled 12.5 thousand tons.

This is 5.9% less than in June 2017.

In January-June deliveries decreased by 15% YoY, to 79.4 thousand tons. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: KrAMZ to produce spare parts for domestic limousines

Krasnoyarsk Iron and Steel Works has started producing spare parts for the Aurus project, the range of Russian limousines.

This year the company will produce 8.5 tons of spare parts.

The sales of the cars are expected to start in 2019 with some 50-70 units per year. (Ukrainian metal)