Russia: coal mining up in January-May 2018

In January-May Russia mined 176.17 million tons of coal, up by 5.5% YoY. SUEK companies contributed 47.25 million tons, up by 1.8%. Kuzbassrazrezugol mined 17.78 million tons, down by 5.5%. It is followed by SDS-Ugol with 10.82 million tons, up by 6.2%. Vostsibugol extracted 6.13 million tons, up by 11.7%. In 5 months Russia exported…

Ukraine: EU stops antidumping investigation on ferroalloys

The European Commission has stopped the antidumping investigation of the imports of ferrosilicon with Ukrainian origin.

Following the investigation, Ukrainian products will not be affected by antidumping duties on the EU market.

In 2017 Ukraine exported $54.7 million worth of ferrosilicon to EU, up by $17.8 million YoY. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: MMK celebrates Environment Day

Russia marked Environment Day on June 5 – an important date for Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works (MMK), as the company annually invests billions of rubles in environmental activities. Employees of MMK’s environmental laboratory, created three decades ago, celebrated their professional holiday. Ongoing reduction of the plant’s environmental impact and adoption of the best available…

Russia: NLMK “Steel Tree” environmental volunteer program wins international competition

NLMK Group, a global steel company, has won the “Ecological culture. Peace and Harmony” international competition, held by the Vernadsky Non-governmental Ecological Foundation. NLMK Group’s “Steel Tree” volunteer program came first in the “Social initiatives aimed at promoting an ecological culture” category. The competition was established in 2012. It promotes successful corporate and private initiatives…

Russia: PNTZ replaces 7 thousand gas-purifying filters

Pervouralsky Pipe Works has replaced bag filters of the gas-purifying equipment.

The cost of the project was 20 million rubles.

The filter replacement will decrease dust emission and minimize the manufacture impact on the environment.

According to the company managing director Alexei Dronov, this year environment projects budget has been increased by 20%. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: InGOK to improve rock transportation

Ingulets Mining and Processing Works has repaired the electric locomotive OPE1-AM No. 33. According to the company CEO Alexander Gerasimchuk, the locomotive was repaired at the Tbilisi Locomotive-building Pant (Georgia). Now the engineers are assembling the roof equipment. Soon the locomotive will resume operation. “This will allow us not only to increase the rock transportation…

Kazakhstan: metal prices up in May 2018

The prices of enterprises manufacturing industrial products, as well as providing production services, in Kazakhstan increased by 2.6% MoM in May and by 5% compared to December 2017, the Committee on Statistics of the Kazakh National Economy Ministry reported. Since the beginning of the year, producer prices in the manufacturing industry have increased by 3.5%…

Ukraine: DTEK swallows Corum

One of the largest machine-building holdings of Ukraine – Corum, owned by Rinat Akhmetov, has merged with DTEK Energo. Now it is another energy holding business direction. Last year DTEK announced the purchase of two works – Svet Shakhtera and Corum Druzhkovka Machine-building Works, as well as a small manufacturing site of Mining Machines. All…

Russia: coal, ferrous metals and iron ore railroad transportation up in May 2018

In May West-Siberian Railroad transported 27 million tons of cargo, up by 4.2% YoY and by 14.5% from May 2016.

Coal transportation increased by 3.7% YoY, to 20.8 million tons.

Ferrous metals accounted for 649.3 thousand tons, up by 9.2%, and iron ore – 604 thousand tons, up by 8.6%. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: VSMPO-Avisma exports to EU up in 2017

In 2017 VSMPO-Avisma share of exports to Europe increased to 47%. The corporation revenue dropped because of the ruble strengthening, to 72.4 billion rubles. Net profit reached 19.1 billion rubles, and EBITDA – 29.1 billion rubles. Titanium sales grew by 14%, to 28.8 thousand tons. Exports growth totaled 26%, with European countries accounting for 47%,…

Ukraine: PGOK to see railroad electrified

This year Ukrzaliznytsia intends to finish the electrification of the Potoki – Zolotnishino route, which unites the main railroad with the Poltava Mining and Processing Works. This is expected to improve the efficiency of the company operation. According to Ferrexpo investors and communications director Ingrid MacMahon, the route electrification will decrease the time of products…