Ukraine: steel output forecast at 1.9 million tons in March 2018

Ukrmetallurgprom believes Ukraine will produce 1.9 million tons of steel in March. According to the enterprise forecast, pig iron output will total 1.9 million tons and rolled metal – 1.6 million tons. As of February 13, 19 out of 21 blast furnaces (90%), 8 out of 9 open-hearth furnaces (89%), 14 out of 16 converters…

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Russia: Priangarye produces 1 ton of gold

Since the beginning of 2018 Irkutsk region obtained 1044.2 kg of gold. All the metal was mined. In particular, Polyus Verninskoye mined 560.7 kg of gold. Vysochaishiy obtained 323 kg of gold. Ugakhan, Vysochaishiy’s subsidiary, produced 114 kg of gold, while Druza LLC in January yielded 46.5 kg of gold. This year all the companies…

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Russia: NLMK market share stable

In 2017 hot-rolled metal consumption in Russia totaled 8.96 million tons. NLMK share was 17.5%. According to the group regional sales director Vladislav Ovchinnikov, in cold-rolled sheet NLMK share was 35.8% out of 3.26 million tons consumed, galvanized metal – 20.8% (3.04 million tons), and polymer-coated metal – 20.9% (1.88 million tons). On the bars…

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Russia: NLMK-Metiz output up in 2017

In 2017 NLMK-Metiz increased wire production by 18% YoY, to 274 thousand tons. Nails output grew by 6%, to 30.6 thousand tons, and self-tappers – to 5.8 thousand tons. “Output growth is mostly the result of our products competitiveness increase on world markets”, the company said. NLMK-Metiz is among 5 largest manufacturers of metal wares…

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