Ukraine: mining companies to be thoroughly checked

Following the cave-in of the Stepnaya mine in the Lviv region the government commission will check 300 mining companies. “We are checking all the documents at 300 enterprises of the mining complex which are deemed dangerous”, the Vice Prime Minister Gennadiy Zubko said. The commission started operating on March 6. According to Zubko the Stepnaya…

Russia: Taltech to increase coal output

The authorities of the Kemerovo region and the Taltech group have signed an agreement on the socio-economical cooperation in 2017. This year Taltech intends to increase coal output by 13.5%, to 4.2 million tons. Investments of 300 million rubles will be spent on engineering and construction of enterprises as well as the purchase of new…

Russia: steel structures output down in January-February 2017

In January-February Russia produced 580 thousand tons of steel structures and parts, down by 14.5% YoY.

According to the Federal Service of State Statistics, in February steel structures output increased by 18.8% YoY and by 14.8% MoM. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Nornickel fund buying palladium

In 2016 Norilsk Nickel bought some 5 tons of palladium from Global Palladium Fund. The authorized capital of the fund received $100 million, which allowed making trial transactions. The fund is toying with palladium transactions. Last year it successfully bought palladium and then resold it to the major customers of Norilsk Nickel. This year the…

Ukraine: AMKR to invest $400 million in overhauls in 2017

In 2017 ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih will invest some $400 million into the capital repairs of its premises and machinery. “Around 70% of projects is the modernization of techniques and the improvement of the environment”, the company CEO Paramjit Kahlon said. In particular, capital investments will total $250 million. Last year AMKR invested 6.3 billion UAH…

Ukraine: PGOK profits up in 2016

In 2016 Poltava Mining and Processing Works received 3.2 billion UAH of profits, up by 19% YoY. According to the company statement, this has been achieved due to the increase in output of premium-quality pellets despite the volatility of iron ore raw materials prices on world markets. Last year PGOK paid 165.1 million of income…

Ukraine: Metinvest enterprises in uncontrolled areas cancel all letters of attorney

The enterprises of Metinvest mining and metallurgical group in the territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions, temporarily uncontrolled by Ukrainian authorities, have announced the cancellation of all the letters of attorney they issued earlier. According to the announcement, the letters of attorney were canceled by PJSC Yenakievo Iron and Steel Works, PJSC Khartsyzsk Pipe Works,…

Russia: copper concentrate output flat in January-February 2017

In January-February Russian output of copper concentrates remained flat YoY.

According to the Federal Service of State Statistics, in February copper concentrate production dropped by 7.3% YoY and by 5.6% MoM. (Ukrainian metal)