Russia: steel output up in Q3 2017

In July-September major steel companies of Russia – Severstal, NLMK, and MMK – increased output. In particular, NLMK produced 12.6 million tons of steel in 9 months, up by 3% YoY, MMK – 9.6 million tons, up by 1.9%, while Severstal dropped steel output by 1%, to 8.6 million tons. The reason of the increase…

Russia: Evraz steel output up in Q3 2017

In Q3 Evraz produced 3.506 million tons of steel, up by 5.9% QoQ. “The consolidated steel output grew, first of all, because of the completion of the scheduled repairs of the oxygen-converter shop at Evraz DMZ (Ukraine)”, the group noted. Semi-finished products output reached 3.121 million tons, up by 4.4% QoQ. In Q4 Evraz expects…

Russia: MMK to pay dividends quarterly

The Board of Directors of PJSC Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works on October 16 approved a resolution to convene an extraordinary general meeting of shareholders (EGM) with absentee voting, and approved the agenda for the EGM. Dividends on issued shares of PJSC MMK will be paid based on the results of the first nine months…

Kazakhstan: 62.69 tons of gold produced in January-September 2017

In January-September Kazakhstan produced 62,697 kg of unwrought gold, up by 16.3% YoY.

According to the Statistics Committee of the Ministry of National Economy, production of unwrought silver in the reporting period amounted to 792,535 kg, down by 12.5% from January-September of 2016. (Kazinform/Ukrainian metal)

Kazakhstan to limit coal export

Kazakhstan offered to limit the export of coal for the period of preparation for the heating season. This proposal was received from the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Electric Stations JSC informed that there are no problems with the supply of Kazakh coal to the Bishkek Heating and Power Station: 261,119 tons…

Russia: RMK gets Mining Award

The Russian Copper Company has been awarded the “Socially responsible company of the year” at the 11th annual “Russian Mining Award”. In 2016-2017 RMK carried out a number of social projects aimed at developing territories around its enterprises and improving the living standards of the population. The company also finances the construction and repair of…

Russia: OMK supplies LDP to Kazakhstan

The United Metallurgical Company has completed the delivery of large diameter pipes with corrosion-resistant coating and joints to Kazakhstan. The volume of the products shipped exceeded 12 thousand tons. Customers were the largest power-generating companies of the country – Kaztransgaz and Kaztransoil, both parts of the national company KazMunayGaz. OMK delivered 1220 mm diameter pipes…

Russia: Khabarovsk krai yields 17.6 tons of gold

In January-September Khabarovsk krai obtained 17.588 tons of gold, up by 19.1% YoY. In particular, ore gold amounted to 13.891 tons, and alluvial gold – 3.696 tons. Silver output totaled 47.282 tons, up by 41.8%. Gold output increase was due to Svetloye LLC (Polymetal), Mnogovershinnoye (Rusdragmet LLC) and Amur Zoloto (Russian Platinum). Okhotskaya Mining and…

Russia: Q3 2017 NLMK Group trading update

In July-September steel output grew to 4.4 million tons, by 6% QoQ and by 8% YoY, due to increased output at NLMK’s Russian divisions driven by the seasonal uptick in demand on the Russian market. Group sales grew by 1% both QoQ and YoY, to 4.24 million tons. Key growth factors: seasonal growth in demand…

Ukraine: Lvivugol orders 4 million UAH worth of miner’s lamps

The state enterprise Lvivugol has ordered A.S. Group LLC the delivery of miner’s lamps valued at 3.74 million UAH.

The company will supply 2780 lamps at 1345.56 UAH apiece.

4 companies submitted offers to participate in the trade, but only two were allowed.

A.S. Group LLC competitor was Forma Trade LLC. (Ukrainian metal)

Kyrgyzstan: Jerui development postponed

Russian Platinum has postponed the start of the Jerui deposits development for 2 years. According to the license, this year a gold-extracting factory should have started operation at the site. But Russian Platinum just starts preparation works. For the delay the company will be fined $100 thousand each month. Jerui was supposed to yield some…