Kazakhstan: local rebars to be used in construction of light rail transport

Kazakh manufacturers have great and unrealized potential of participation in major construction projects. “For example, ArcelorMittal Temirtau produces some 400 thousand tons of rebars per year that could be used in construction. At the same time we import over 340 thousand tons of rebars. Local rebars could be used in the project of the light…

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Ukraine: coal output down in October 2017

In October Ukraine mined 2 million tons of coal, down by 25.9% YoY. According to the State Statistics Service, this does not take into account the temporarily occupied territory of Crimea and the Antiterrorist operation zone. October output increased by 4.3% MoM. In January-October Ukraine mined 20.2 million tons of coal, down by 16.4% YoY.…

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Russia: aluminum wiring returning to the market

RUSAL announces that aluminum alloys 8030 and 8176 have been successfully approved by Russian authorities for the use in electrical wiring applications. This approval opens up new market opportunities for aluminum. The Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation has approved the order that regulates construction of electrical installations and permits the use of aluminum…

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