In 2018 Zaporozhye Ferro Alloys Plant decreased output by 7.2% YoY, to 246.1 thousand tons. In particular, ZZF increased silicomanganese manufacture by 0.3%, to 123.095 thousand tons, but decreased those of ferrosilicon by 18.8%, to 75.4 thousand tons, and ferromanganese by 4.2%, to 39.3 thousand tons. The metallic manganese output dropped by 2.4%, to 7.4…Details
In the town of Sibay (Republic of Bashkortostan) a copper quarry will be flooded in 5-7 days. According to the mayor Rustem Afzalov, at present oxidizing processes in the quarry are being eliminated. In order to completely eliminated fires there it was decided to partially flood the Sibay quarry and the Novosibay mine. In a…Details
In December 2018 Amurstal received 59 thousand tons of ferrous scrap via railroad.
This is up from 10.3 thousand tons in December 2017.
In January-December 2018 the company received 548.7 thousand tons of scrap, up 6.2-fold YoY.
This is also the highest result in the past 3 years. (Ukrainian metal)
In 2018 MMK sold 1.269 million tons of galvanized rolled metal.
This is the highest result for the company, which exceeds the previous result, set in 2017, by 11.9% (1.134 million tons).
MMK has been increasing galvanized metal sales for the past 15 years. (Ukrainian metal)
In 2018 Olkon increased iron ore concentrate output by 3% YoY, to 4.238 million tons.
The annual target was exceeded by 77 thousand tons.
The average contents of the iron in ore were 67.67%.
Rock transportation grew by 2%, to 19.14 million tons, and ore output – by 7%, to 14.85 million tons. (Ukrainian metal)
In 2018 Cherepovets Iron and Steel Works increased sales by 2.4% YoY, to 10.27 million tons. The company industrial port in April-November 2018 shipped 1.65 million tons of metal, up by 52.9 thousand tons. Railroad transported 10.749 million tons of metal, up by 380 thousand tons. December 2018 saw the record high volume of metal…Details
In 2018 TMK sold 4.01 million tons of pipes, up by 6%, mostly due to the growth of OCTG seamless pipe sales in Russia. The volume of seamless pipe sales grew by 3%, to 2.767 million tons. The sales of welded pipes increased by 11%, to 1.243 million tons, and of OCTG pipes also by…Details
In January-November 2018 Russia exported 42.236 million tons of ferrous metals, up by 10.6% YoY. According to the Federal Customs Service, the exports of ferrous metals without pig iron, ferroalloys, waste and scrap totaled 27.763 million tons, up by 6.6%. Exports of semi-finished carbon steel grew by 10.8%, to 14.393 million tons. Sales of carbon…Details
The prices of precious metal decreased in Azerbaijan. The price of gold dropped by 6.273 manats, to 2,172.039 manats per ounce on January 22 compared to the price on January 21. The price of silver fell by 0.1911 manats, to 25.8324 manats per ounce. The price of platinum went down by 16.1755 manats, to 1,343.3995…Details
In 2018 Zaporozhkoks decreased blast furnace coke manufacture by 0.5% YoY, to 824.7 thousand tons.
The decrease in the output is due to the repair of the coke oven battery No. 5 valued at 73 million UAH.
In December 2018 coke output at the plant dropped by 2.44% YoY, to 71.9 thousand tons. (Ukrainian metal)
Rusburmash has finished prospecting works at the Dybrynskoye deposit of the Khiagda ore field.
Khiagda is developing the uranium deposits in the Republic of Buryatia.
Dybrynskoye is the fifth deposit with good reserves. (Ukrainian metal)
In January-November 2018 Russia imported 280 thousand tons of corrosion-resistant flat steel valued at $648 million, up by 7.9% and by 16.3% YoY respectively. The sheet with the width of 600 mm and more accounted for 90% of the imports. The main supplier was China – 51%, up by 49.7%. The share of Taiwan dropped…Details
In December 2018 Ukrainian metal companies received 815 thousand tons of coke, up by 4% MoM. In particular, 787 thousand tons were of local make, and 28 thousand tons – imported. In 2018 metal plants received 9.54 million tons of coke, up by 3% YoY, including 9.22 million tons of local make (+10%) and 0.32…Details
Last year Ukraine’s by-product coke plants imported 11.98 million tons of coking coals and coal concentrate for coking, up by 14% YoY. In December 2018, 1.03 million tons were imported. Local coal supply dropped by 16% YoY, to 2.69 million tons (270 thousand tons in December 2018). All in all, in 2018 Ukrainian coke plants…Details
Severstal Steel Ropes has supplied and assembled cables for the first pedestrian cable-stayed bridge in the city of Tashkent in Uzbekistan.
For this project the company has produced and assembled some 20 cable wares, made of high-strength galvanized ropes. (Ukrainian metal)
Zaporizhstal investment in the rolling stock modernization is 50 million UAH. “The shortage of the rolling stock is one of the issues for the whole Ukrainian industry, which has not been solved by the government after so many years. We have found an economically viable solution for ourselves, when we remotorized our first locomotive back…Details
Kyrgyzaltyn company announced a competitive selection of two candidates for independent members of the Board of Directors of Centerra Gold, nominated by the Kyrgyz side. The competitive selection will be held in two stages. At the first stage, an interdepartmental commission will estimate the applications submitted and select the most suitable candidates. At the second,…Details
In 2018 Ukraine increased coal imports by 10.6% YoY, to $3035.34 million, while exports dropped by 91.8%, to $8.649 million. According to the State Fiscal Service, in December 2018 coal imports grew by 27.8% YoY, to $341.87 million, while exports fell by 99.7%, to $0.022 million. Last month Ukraine mostly imported coal from Russia ($154.03…Details
A lethal accident has occurred at the Mariupol Ilyich Iron and Steel Works. As a result of the fall of a ferroconcrete slab one employee perished and another was injured. “The subcontractors were making repairs at an industrial site at the height of 18 meters. As a result of the slab fall, a worker died”,…Details
This year Rusolovo intends to reach the annual output of 2.36 thousand tons of tin by increasing capacity. For this the company will have to process 415 thousand tons of ore. If the annual target is reached, the output will grow 1.6-fold YoY. Last year the company produced 1509 tons of tin concentrate, up by…Details
In 2018 the pipe works named after Makarov “Profil-Akras” manufactured over 122 thousand tons of pipes and shipped 124 thousand tons. The results were below those of the previous year. According to the company, 2018 was difficult both for the employees and customers. The market price fluctuations affected sales and purchase planning. Dealer project suffered…Details
In 2018 Nikopol Ferroalloy Plant produced 788.9 thousand tons of ferroalloys, up by 3.6% YoY.
In particular, the manufacture of silicomanganese grew by 7.1%, to 735.69 thousand tons, and of other ferroalloys – 9.3-fold, to 13.1 thousand tons.
At the same time the production of ferromanganese decreased by 45.4%, to 40.14 thousand tons. (Ukrainian metal)
Ukraine has prolonged the moratorium to bankrupt and block accounts of the state coal enterprises till January 1, 2022. Had the parliament not made such a decision, from early 2019 the whole operation of the state coal mining enterprises would have been blocked. This would have endangered the whole state sector of the coal industry…Details
Uzbekistan and India have signed an agreement on long-term uranium supplies. President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev and Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi held a meeting in the framework of the Dynamic Gujarat International Summit on January 18. “Uzbekistan jointly with Indian partners will create a technopark of advanced information technologies in Tashkent and a…Details
The prices of precious metals decreased in Azerbaijan. The price of gold dropped by 18.1135 manats, to 2,178.312 manats per ounce on January 21 compared to the price on January 18. The price of silver fell by 0.4028 manats, to 26.0235 manats per ounce. The price of platinum went down by 23.4855 manats, to 1,359.575…Details
Uzbekistan will create a unified state enterprise for extraction and processing of uranium in the near future. The state enterprise will be organized using the Navoi Mining and Metallurgical Combine’s assets. Nowadays, Navoi MMC ranks seventh in uranium mining and production of nitrous oxide in the world. It is the sole operator in Uzbekistan engaged…Details