Ukraine: metal consumption growing

In January-September metal consumption in Ukraine increased by 6.3% YoY. According to Ukrmetallurgprom, metal companies supplied 2.737 million tons of products to the local market against 2.574 million tons in 9 months of 2016. The local market share increased from 15.8% to 20.3%. At the same time exports dropped by 20.8% YoY, to 10.732 million…

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Russia: Vyksa Works LDP certified by Gazprom

Vyksa Iron and Steel Works pipes have received the Gazprom certificate for the correspondence to InterGazCert system. The certificate confirms that the electric-welded large diameter pipes to be used in construction, reconstruction and repairs of pipelines completely correspond to the Gazprom standards. Earlier the works received the InterGazCert certificate of the quality management system according…

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Russia: EU duty not affecting NLMK

The EU fixed duties on Russian hot-rolled metal, imposed on October 7, could open new ways for NLMK to enter the markets of Turkey and Asia, as well as strengthen the position of its European works. In H1 NLMK Le Louviere (Belgium) produced 770 thousand tons of hot-rolled metal with the mill capacity of 2.5…

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