Ukraine: KZhRK iron ore output down in H1 2018

In January-June Krivoy Rog Iron Ore Industrial Complex produced 2.468 million tons of iron ore, down by 8.6% YoY.

In June iron ore output totaled 422 thousand tons.

Last year the company produced 5.074 million tons of iron ore, up by 1.5% YoY. (Ukrainian metal)

Uzbekistan: Almalyk repairing rare metals shop

In March Almalyk Iron and Steel Works started construction of the roasting furnace No. 4 in the rare metals shop of the copper smelting works.

The shop operates 3 furnaces with the capacity of 1800 tons of molybdenum product per year.

Another furnace will increase molybdenum product processing by 30% per year. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: MMK results for Q2 2018

In April-June MMK sold 2.848 million tons of metal, up by 0.7% QoQ, including 1.381 million tons of high added value products, up by 2.7%. In 6 months MMK sold 5.675 million tons of metal, including 2.726 million tons with high added value, up by 2.1% and by 7.3% YoY respectively. In particular, sales of…

Ukraine: gas consumption in metal industry up in H1 2018

In January-June Ukrainian metal companies consumed 935 million cubic meters of natural gas, up by 11% YoY.

In June gas consumption totaled 145 million cubic meters, up by 4% MoM.

In 6 months electricity consumption reached 5.9 billion kW-h, up by 11%. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: scrap exports up in H1 2018

In January-June Ukraine exported 270 thousand tons of scrap, up by 106% YoY. Scrap procurement grew by 12%, to 1.902 million tons. Deliveries of scrap to metal companies increased by 4%, to 1.632 million tons. In June 346 thousand tons of scrap were procured, down by 6% MoM, of which domestic companies received 327 thousand…

Russia: gold output down in June 2018

Russia’s production of finished, semi-finished, and powdered gold fell by 13% YoY but rose by 26.5% MoM in June, the Federal State Statistics Service said in a report. In January-June gold production decreased by 1.2% YoY. Previously, absolute figures on production of non-ferrous metals were a state secret. The figures are no longer classified, but…

Russia: Electrozinc output up in H1 2018

In January-June Electrozinc fulfilled zinc manufacturing plan by 101.5%. According to preliminary data, sales are expected on the level of 2863 million rubles, up from 2507 million rubles in H1 2017, and net income – 330 million rubles (252.388 million rubles). Payments to all budgets will reach 564 million rubles. In H1 the company produced…

Russia: ferrous metals deliveries to railroad machine-building companies up in H1 2018

In June, according to the railroad statistics, direct deliveries of ferrous metals to the enterprises of the railroad machine-building industry reached 137.2 thousand tons.

This is by 57.4% more YoY.

In January-June deliveries grew by 21.7% YoY, to 760.8 thousand tons. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: UGMK increases purchases from UMZ

Uralmashzavod will supply the sixth EKG-18 excavator to Kuzbassrazrezugol, a part of UGMK. Since the beginning of the year the company has already received 3 excavators. Assembly of the two of them has begun. 3 more machines will have been supplied by the end of the year. EKG-18 is one of the most sought after…

Russia: Arkonik SMZ to increase output

The chairman of the Samara region Dmitriy Azarov has visited Arkonik SMZ, the largest manufacturer of aluminum semi-finished products in Russia. The company manufactures unique products – light-alloyed drilling pipes, parts for the newest Russian aircraft MS-21, as well as the first in Russia aluminum hoppers and bridges. In 2016 the company underwent modernization, the…

Russia: MMK launches new sludge enrichment plant

A new plant for the enrichment of sludge at sludge depository No. 2 has been launched at PJSC Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works’ (MMK) ore-dressing workshop. This will allow the company to increase the share of its own iron ore materials in sinter production’s burden, but also to significantly decrease its industrial impact on the…

Ukraine: ULK gets new CEO

Alexander Zakharov, ex-director of the tool-mechanical shop of the Non-Ferrous Metals Processing Works, has been appointed the CEO of the Ukrainian Casting Company LLC. Zakharov has replaced Valeriy Kotikov, who has been chairing the company since June 2015. The new director sees the priority in the increase of output to 120 tons of castings per…

Russia: Sibcable output up in H1 2018

In January-June Sibcable increased cable output by 40% YoY.

In particular, the company produced 530 km of power cables.

Control cable output grew 2.5-fold, to 17.6 thousand km. (Ukrainian metal)