Ukraine: gas consumption by metal companies up in 2017

In December 2017 Ukrainian metal works consumed 190 million cubic meters of natural gas, up by 15% MoM.

In 12 moths gas consumption grew by 3%, to 1.8 billion cubic meters.

Electricity consumption dropped by 11%, to 11.5 billion kW-h. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: 2017 favorable for metal industry

In 2017 metal industry showed positive trends resulting mostly from external factors: the strengthening of the ruble, increase of the outer demand, accessibility of investments, etc. The following factors influenced the metal industry the most: – the increase of world prices by 40% on average, – and the growth of other income 2.2-fold because of…

Ukraine: metal companies increase gas consumption in November 2017

In November Ukrainian metal companies consumed 165 million cubic meters of gas, up by 10% MoM.

According to Ukrmetallurgpromgas, in 11 months gas consumption grew by 3% YoY, to 1.6 billion cubic meters.

Metal companies also consumed 10.5 billion kW-h of electricity, down by 11%. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: metal transshipment in ports down in January-November 2017

In January-November Russian seaports increased throughput by 9% YoY, to 716.7 million tons.

According to the Association of Sea Trade Ports, coal throughput went up by 13.3% YoY, to 141.1 million tons, while that of ferrous metals dropped by 1.6%, to 25.5 million tons. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: GOST for stainless steel wares developed

The TsNIIchermet named after Bardin has developed the final edition of the GOST 5949 standard “Metal products of stainless steels and corrosion-resistant and heat-resistant alloys. Technical specifications”. “The standard has been developed on the initiative of the metal works – manufacturers of corrosion- and heat-resistant rolled steel to replace the GOST 5949-75 “Corrosion- and heat-resistant…