Russia: railroad deliveries of rolled metal to construction companies down in August 2017

In August direct supplies of rolled steel to housing-construction and ferroconcrete structures manufacturing companies totaled 19.2 thousand tons, up by 2.9% MoM, but down by 15.2% YoY. According to the railroad statistics, in July the indexes were +5.2% and –30% respectively, and in June –37.2% and –3.4%. In January-August construction companies received 180 thousand tons…

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Russia: ChMK increases iron-containing sludge processing

Under the environment program Chelyabinsk Iron and Steel Works increases iron-containing sludge processing 2-fold. This will decrease industrial wastes. Manufacturing by-products contain up to 40% of iron and can replace iron ore concentrate that the company has to buy. Previously ChMK used only the current volumes of iron-ore wastes. They were scrupulously collected with the…

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Ukraine: Ferrexpo payments to budget up in H1 2017

In January-June Ferrexpo enterprises (Poltava, Yeristovo and Bilanovsky Mining and Processing Works) paid 535.7 million UAH of various taxes to local, regional and the state budgets, up by 29.4% YoY. In particular, PGOK paid 411 million UAH of taxes, EGOK – 122.1 million UAH, and BGOK – over 2.6 million UAH. Poltava GOK paid 78…

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