Ukraine not to import coal from Poland

Ukraine will not be able to import coal from Poland in this heating season, as the country is in need of coal imports itself. According to the energy programs director at the Center for world economy and international relations of the National academy of sciences of Ukraine Valentin Zemlyansky, recently Poland has started importing coal…

Russia: Primorye to limit scrap exports

The people deputies of Primorye region have discussed the appeal of the regional port authorities to limit exports of ferrous metals scrap.

The share of the region in the Russian scrap exports does not exceed 20%. Exports mostly go to South Korea. Direct railroad exports of scrap are almost zero. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: terrorists unable to cope with AMK shut down results

The so-called Council of ministers of the Lugansk People’s Republic, a terrorist organization created and supported by Russia, has openly addressed the citizens of Alchevsk saying it has been unable to provide for the operation of its main enterprises. “Fellow countrymen! The government of the republic is worried by the situation at the major companies…

Ukraine: UGOK output up in September 2017

In September Yuzhniy Mining and Processing Works produced 1.002 million tons of concentrate, up by 0.5% YoY. According to the company statement, sinter output went up by 7.5%, to 182.1 thousand tons. In January-September UGOK increased concentrate output by 11.6% YoY, to 9.17 million tons. At the same time sinter manufacture dropped by 7.8%, to…

Russia: MMK to pay dividends for H1 2017

On September 29 MMK hosted an extraordinary meeting of its shareholders. By the majority of votes it was decided to pay dividends for the first half year in the amount of 0.869 rubles per ordinary share (some $164 million). This equals to 75% of the free fund flow of the company in H1, which exceeds…

Ukraine: coal output down in January-September 2017

In January-September Ukraine produced 26.15 million tons of coal, down by 11.5% YoY. According to the Ministry of energy and coal industry, coking coal output dropped by 22.9%, to 5.049 million tons, power-generating coal – by 8.3%, to 21.1 million tons. In September coal output totaled 2.544 million tons, down by 27.6% YoY. Coal enterprises…

Russia: MMK certifies rebars according to Belarus standards

MMK has finished certification of its rebars by the BelStandartCentr. This certification center carries out independent estimation of manufacture and product quality correspondence to Belarus standards and norms. As the result of the certification BelStandartCentr has confirmed the correspondence of MMK rebars to the TP 2009/13/BY “Buildings and structures, construction materials and wares. Safety”, as…

Russia: Polyus to increase gold output in 2018

In 2018 Polyus intends to increase gold output to 2.35-2.4 million ounces (73.1-74.6 tons) against 2.075-2.125 million ounces this year. The company long-term plan presupposes reaching 2.8 million ounces (87.1 tons) in 2019. Earlier the company planned to obtain 2.7 million ounces of gold by 2020. One of the growth drivers will be the Natalka…