Russia: ChMK profits up in Q1 2017

In January-March Chelyabinsk Iron and Steel Works, a part of Mechel, received 950.3 million rubles of net profits, up 2.3-fold YoY.

The company revenue increased by 42% YoY, to 30.333 billion rubles.

Sales reached 862 thousand tons, up by 1.6% YoY. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: VSMPO-Avisma profits up in 2016

In 2016 VSMPO-Avisma received 25.4 billion rubles of profits, up by 9 billion rubles YoY.

The corporation revenue totaled 89.4 billion rubles, up by 13.4% YoY. The net cash flow reached 35.7 billion rubles as opposed to 27.9 billion rubles in 2015. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Evraz to increase rail deliveries

In 2017 Evraz will supply some 700 thousand tons of rails, including 240 thousand tons of 100-meter rails to the Russian Railroads. The delivery of longer rails will increase by 60% YoY. Rails at the order of the Russian Railways are produced at Evraz ZSMK and NTMK. In January-March they have already supplied the railways…

Russia: UEM to increase investments

In 2017 Uralelectromed will increase its investment program 1.8-fold YoY, to 4 billion rubles.

Construction of industrial objects and the development of heat and electricity generation will see the most investments.

The key project is the construction of the second stage of copper electrolyses shop. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: VostGOK purchases to be checked

The Ministry of energy and coal industry of Ukraine initiates an audit of foreign purchases of uranium concentrate by the state enterprise Vostochniy Mining and Processing Works. According to the prosecutor of the specialized anticorruption prosecutor’s office Igor Symkiv, under the criminal case of Nikolai Martynenko the energy minister Igor Nasalik has been questioned and…

Ukraine: Martynenko suspected of VostGOK money embezzlement

The ex-people’s deputy Nikolai Martynenko is suspected of embezzling money of the state enterprise Vostochniy Mining and Processing Works. “The investigation showed that in 2013-2016 the employees of VostGok, Steuermann Investitions und Handelsgesellschaft mbH, as well as some individuals with control over the companies, including Martynenko, embezzled the funds of VostGOK in the amount of…

Russia: copper output in Q1 2017

In January-March Russia increased raw copper output by 3.3% YoY, while the production of copper alloys dropped by 22.7%. According to the Federal Service of State Statistics, copper flakes and powders output decreased by 5.4%, of rods and shapes – by 28.4%, at the same time wire production went up by 15%, and foil –…

Russia: TMK sales up in Q1 2017

In January-March the Pipe Metal Company sold 850 thousand tons of pipes to customers, up by 0.6% YoY. According to the company statement, seamless pipes sales increased by 16.7%, to 658 thousand tons thanks to the stable demand form oil-and-gas companies. Welded pipes sales dropped by 31.8%, to 192 thousand tons, mostly because of the…

Russia: Amur region output down in Q1 2017

In January-March the Amur region yielded 4677 kg of gold. The state enterprise Petropavlovsk mined the most gold: 1689 kg by Pokrovsky mine, 14171 kg by Albynsky mine and 512 kg by Malomorsky mine. Berezitoviy mine of Nordgold yielded 751 kg. Gold-mining in Amur region continues falling due to the low metal contents in ore.…

Russia: Schelmet to produce tin-plate

The authorities of the Schelkovo district of the Moscow region were presented the project of modernization of Schelkovo Iron and Steel Works and the putting into operation of the tin-plate line. According to the production workshop head Vladimir Merkulov, investments will total some 3.5 billion rubles. The main problem in the realization of the project…