Metal left in quarantine

the Restrictive measures do not apply to continuously operating metallurgical, glass, cement companies, said the Ministry of industry and trade, at the same time, under the restrictions were to ensure the production and suppliers of raw materials, including scrap and waste of ferrous and non-ferrous metals. It can negatively affect the supply of metal and other materials of construction projects, including those implemented within the framework of the fight against COVID-19, and also cause malfunction of the Railways due to the overstocking of stations. The Ministry has compiled a list of scrap-collecting organizations and sent to the regions letter asking them not to stop their work. “Scrap and wastes of ferrous and nonferrous metals are strategic raw materials for domestic steel industry. From securing raw materials depends on continuous operation of metallurgical plants”, – said the state Secretary – Deputy Minister of industry and trade Viktor Evtukhov.

in addition, almost completely suspended accepting scrap from individuals. “70% of metal scrap is procured when buying from individuals, scrap supplier. Scrap metal arrives on site parties, on average, from 0.1 to 25 tons,” said Victor kovševnyj.

the scrap industry is also concerned about the impending obligation to sell scrap only on the exchange. This question was discussed in the government. In this case, according to the forecasts of the Association, the majority of citizens will not register the transaction for the disposal of scrap on the exchange, the result’s scrap procurement will not be a legitimate reason for export. “The mechanism of exchange trading will be able to give free access to export scrap to all consumers: for both foreign and Russian. However, the Russian metallurgists will be profitable to buy the party scrap destined for export”, – said Victor kovševnyj. In the Ministry, “RG” assured that there is a common position of the agencies and the industry “on the inadmissibility of the introduction of the exchange mechanism of export of scrap of ferrous and non-ferrous metals as the only mandatory mechanism for the implementation of the scrap in the international market”.