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Coal exports from Russia to Japan rose by 16% in 2016 – to 18.5 mln tons

Coal export from Russia to Japan rose by 16% in 2016 against 2015 – to 18.54 mln tons, the Ministry of Energy reports.

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Kazakhstan and Japan deepens cooperation in geology

In the framework of the official visit of the Kazakhstani President to Japan on November 8th there was a meeting of the Minister for Investment and Development of Kazakhstan Zhenis Kasymbek and cha

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The Ukraine retains place in top ten of countries, producing steel

By results of the work of metallurgical enterprises in August 2015, the Ukraine increased its steel production by 8.6% as compared to August 2014 to 1.919 million tons, retained the 10th place in the ranking of 65 countries, which are the main world manufacturers of these products, compiled by the World Association of producers steel (Worldsteel).
The fall in the steel production in August was recorded in most of the top ten, except for India, South Korea, Germany and the Ukraine.

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India intends to introduce 20% antidumping duties on Russian steel

The Government of India intends to introduce antidumping duties on imports of steel products in the amount of 20% of their customs value. Metallurgical companies of Russia, China, Japan and South Korea will fall under the sanctions. Currently, the draft document is held formal discussions in departments of the Indian Ministry of Finance, after which are likely to be adopted at the Cabinet meeting.
New duties will be the third step of the Indian authorities to protect domestic producers since July this year. However, previously the Government introduced slight increase in the import duties on a narrow range of rolled metal.

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Russia: Racing through the Japanese energy bridge.

"Inter RAO" and "RAO ES Vostoka" build export plans.
State Company "Inter RAO" and "RAO ES Vostoka" are trying to promote alternative Sakhalin - Japan export energy bridge construction. The project of "Inter RAO" is larger: the company wants to build up to 3 GW of new coal and gas generation. "RAO ES of the East", by contrast, intends to load its existing units and build no more than 1 GW of thermal power plants for export. But both projects look hypothetical: no project operators or investors are identified, large deliveries are possible only with laying power lines to the island of Honshu.

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The largest steel smelting company in Japan Nippon Steel to reduce steel production by 6%

Yesterday, the largest Japanese steel company Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp reported about the fall in its revenues and operating profit by 7% and 12%, respectively. Due to lower prices and oversupply of steel products on the Japanese market and in Asia as a whole, Nippon Steel plans to cut the steel production by 6% or 690 thousand tons to 10.9 million tons in the third quarter.
According to the forecast of the Japanese Ministry of Industry, this quarter the steel production in the country will be the lowest in the past 6 years.

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In June, global steel production fell by 2.4%

In June 2015, the global crude steel production made up 136 million tons, which is by 2.4% below the level of June 2014.
China produced 69 million tons of steel in June, which is by 0.8% less than last year. Japan also reduced the steel production by 6.2% y/y or to 8.6 million tons. The reduction took place also in South Korea – by 3.6% to 5.9 million tons. But India increased its steel production by 0.8% to 7.4 million tons.

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In May, Japanese export of scrap metal grew

In May, Japanese scrap metal exports made up 715 000 tons, increased by 2.4% year on year, the country’s Ministry of Finance reports.

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In May, global steel production fell by 2.1%

According to the World Steel Association, in May 2015, the global steel production was 139 million tons, which is by 2.1% less than in the previous year.
The Chinese steel production fell by 1.7% to 70 million tons. Japan produced 8.9 million tons of steel in May, which is by 7% less than the level of the previous year, South Korea produced 6 million tons, decreased by 2.6%, and India - 7.68 million tons, which is by 4% more than last year.

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