Ukraine: coal imports down in January-February 2020

In January-February, Ukraine decreased coal imports by 8.6% YoY, to 3.09 million tons, valued at $338.01 million, down by 29.9%. According to the State Tax Service, Russia supplied $207.216 million worth of coal (61.3%), USA – $102.178 million (30.23%), Kazakhstan – $15.296 million (4.53%) and other countries – $13.323 million (3.94%). Ukraine did not export…

Russia: MMK allocates over 8.7 billion rubles for environmental measures in 2019

In 2019, Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works (MMK) allocated more than 8.7 billion rubles for environmental protection, of which more than 5.3 billion rubles were spent on capital construction of new and reconstruction of existing environmental protection facilities. MMK allocated a further 3.4 billion rubles for on-going environmental protection measures including repairs and maintenance of…

Russia: NLMK Group approves Integrated Quality Management System Policy

NLMK Group, a global steel company, announces the approval of its Integrated Quality Management System Policy. A single corporate document now encompasses the company’s quality, environmental protection, production safety and energy efficiency goals and commitments. The policy has been approved as part of the development of the company’s Integrated Management System and meets the requirements…

Kazakhstan: investment opportunities in mining and metallurgy presented at PDAC conference in Canada

Kazakhstan has presented the investment opportunities in the field of mining and metallurgy at the annual PDAC Exhibition and Conference in Toronto. The three-day industry event was attended by over 25 thousand people from 135 countries, the press service of Kazakh Invest informed. The Kazakhstan’s delegation included the Vice Minister of Industry and Infrastructure Development…

Uzbekistan: coal imports up in 2019

In 2019 Uzbekistan increased coal imports by 21.8%, to 706.8 thousand tons, valued at $20.3 million, up by 25.5%. The largest suppliers were Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan, which increased sales by 29%, to 556.1 thousand tons, and by 7.1%, to 136.5 thousand tons respectively. The price of Kyrgyz coal dropped from $26.06 to $25.78 per ton,…