Russia: MMK-Metiz profits up in Q2 2017

In April-June MMK-Metiz received 444.6 million rubles of net profit, up 1.8-fold QoQ. In H1 the company received 696.4 million rubles of net profit against 110 million rubles in H1 2016. MMK-Metiz earnings in H1 totaled 9.62 billion rubles, up by 22% YoY. Sales in Q2 increased by 18% QoQ, to 5.21 billion rubles. (Ukrainian…

Russia: Ormet modernizing processing factory

Ormet has put the new gyratory crusher into operation at its processing factory ore-preparing department. The capacity of the new machinery is 85-140 cubic meters of material per hour. Investments into the project totaled 14.5 million rubles. Disassembly of the old unit and the assembly of the new one were done in 10 days. In…

Ukraine: gold and silver imports down in 2016

In 2016 Ukraine imported $13.07 million worth of gold, down almost 2-fold YoY.

According to the State Fiscal Service, the Netherlands supplied the most gold last year – $8.4 million, Switzerland – $3.8 million.

Silver imports dropped as well – by 7.1%, to $3.6 million. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: Interpipe appoints new products and resources director

Interpipe has appointed Andrei Lukyanov the new products and resources director. The new manager began working on August 1. Lukyanov started working at the Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works (Russia), he then was the transformation director at ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih (2011-2013). While working for Boston Consulting Group Lukyanov participated in Interpipe strategy projects. Before coming…

Azerbaijan: AzerGold to buy IT-equipment for 221 thousand manats

AzerGold has concluded an agreement with Bestcomp Group for the delivery of IT-equipment (computers and accessories). The cost of the contract is 211.57 thousand manats. AzerGold was created by the president Ilham Aliyev’s decree in 2015. It prospects, develops and manages gold- and iron-bearing sites Garadag, Chovdar, Geydag, Dagkesemen, Kokhnemeden and the Kyuryakchai basin. (Ukrainian…

Russia: gold output up in January-July 2017

In January-July Russia increased raw and powder gold manufacture by 11.7% YoY.

According to the Federal Service of State Statistics, in July gold output increased by 12.1% YoY, but dropped by 0.1% MoM. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: VSMPO modernizing machinery

5 ultrasonic testing units by ScanMaster and BiA have been assembled at the forging complex in the town of Verkhnyaya Salda. Investments totaled 2.7 million euro (188.6 million rubles). VSMPO plans to unite all the ultrasound testing units in one place. For this in July the company started moving 8 units from the south extension…

Ukraine: Russia remains the main coal supplier

In January-June, according to the State Statistics Service, Ukraine imported 826.753 thousand tons of coal valued at $77.11 million. In particular, Russia supplied 90.8% of the total volume (750.861 thousand tons valued at $70.8 million). Imports from the South African Republic totaled 75.886 thousand tons valued at $6.299 million. At the same time Ukraine exported…

Russia: UralKuz confirms right to sell to aircraft manufacturers

Uralskaya Kuznitsa has confirmed the correspondence of its certificate to produce materials to be used in aviation industry. The inspection has been carried out by the Aviaregistry of the Interstate aviation committee (AR MAK) and the State regional center of standartization, metrology and certification. The inspectors have checked the quality management system, manufacturing processes and…

Russia: LDP demand falling

TMK and ChTPZ, accounting for some 45% of Russian large diameter pipes manufacture, decreased local sales because of Gazprom lowering its purchases. In H1 TMK increased earnings by 11% YoY, to $1.54 billion, yet the seamless pipes increase was chiefly countered by the considerable drop in revenue from the sales of welded pipes. In particular,…

Ukraine: evidence of removing coal from uncontrolled areas reason for filing claims to international courts

Deputy Minister for Temporary Occupied Territories and Internally Displaced Persons Heorhiy Tuka has said that if there is evidence of shipping coal from the Ukrainian temporarily uncontrolled areas in Donetsk and Luhansk regions to Russia, this could be a reason for filing lawsuits to international courts. “These events are not in line with international requirements.…