Russia: PGK Novosibirsk subsidiary increases ferrous metals transportation

In January the Novosibirsk subsidiary of the First Cargo Company increased the ferrous metals transportation 1.7-fold YoY, to 38 thousand tons. “The positive dynamics is due to the consumption growth on the domestic market and high demand from North-Eastern Africa and the Near East”, the subsidiary director Yevgeniy Dolzhenko said. Ferrous rolled metal transportation grew…

Ukraine: gas and electricity consumption down in January 2019

In January Ukrainian metal companies decreased natural gas consumption by 3% MoM and by 8% YoY.

In December 2018 gas consumption grew by 13% MoM, to 170 million cubic meters.

Electricity consumption in January was 1.01 billion kW-h, down by 1% MoM and by 6% YoY. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: metal companies start increasing jobs

In H2 2018 the number of people employed in metal industry grew by 0.5%, to 189.7 thousand people.

According to the State Statistics Service, average salary in the industry increased by 29% last year, to 12.496 thousand UAH.

Metal companies also paid a lot of taxes, becoming major taxpayers. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Kuzbass region metal and mining railroad transportation up in January 2019

In January the West-Siberian Railroad transported 22 million tons of cargo in Kuzbass region, up by 5% YoY.

In particular, the transportation of coal grew by 3.5%, to 19 million tons.

The railroad also transported 775 thousand tons of iron ore (+49%) and 547 thousand tons of ferrous metals (+2.7%). (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: gas consumption at metal plants up in 2018Ukraine: gas consumption at metal plants up in 2018

In 2018 Ukrainian metal enterprises consumed some 1.84 billion cubic meters of natural gas, up by 4% YoY.

In December 2018, gas consumption grew by 13% MoM, to 170 million cubic meters.

Energy consumption last year was 11.76 billion kW-h, up by 6% YoY. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: major metal companies extensively firing employees

In 2013-2017 the major metal companies have been seriously decreasing the number of their employees.

In particular, Evraz fired 40 thousand people, and Severstal – some 10 thousand.

At the same time at present Severstal intends to hire new personnel for Yakovlevsky GOK. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: gas and electricity consumption by metal companies up in November 2018

In November Ukrainian metal companies increased natural gas consumption by 7% MoM, to 150 million cubic meters.

In 11 months consumption grew by 6%, to 1670 million cubic meters.

Electricity consumption in January-November was 10.74 billion kWh, up by 7% YoY. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: gas consumption up in January-October 2018

In January-October Ukrainian metal companies increased gas consumption by 9% YoY, to 1.52 billion cubic meters.

In October gas consumption totaled some 140 million cubic meters, down by 7% MoM.

In 10 months electricity consumption grew by 8%, to 9.8 billion kW-h. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: SZTZ ceases existing

The Service Company Severo-Zapadniy Pipe Works LLC (Saint Petersburg), earlier declared bankrupt, ceases existing. According to local mass media, the demolition of the premises has started. Earlier the land plot of 6.7 ha has been sold to Setl Group for housing construction. SZTZ used to produce water and gas pipeline pipes as well as hollow…

Ukraine: metal companies increase gas and electricity consumption in August 2018

In August metal companies consumed 150 million cubic meters of natural gas, up by 3% MoM.

In 8 months 1230 million cubic meters were consumed, up by 11%.

Electricity consumption totaled 7.9 billion kW-h, up by 10%. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Sortstal going bankrupt

The Arbitrary court of Sverdlovsk region will consider the claim of Sortstal on being declared bankrupt.

The court received the relevant document on August 24.

According to it, the volume of claims is 49.87 million rubles.

Sortstal was registered in 2004. Its main activities were wholesale of fuel, ore and chemical materials. (Ukrainian metal)