Russia: NLMK profits down in Q3 2016

In Q3 NLMK received $385 million of net profits, down by 6% YoY. According to the company statement, its sales increased by 2%, to 4.2 million tons. Its revenues grew by 10%, to $2.25 billion. Investments fell by 29%, to $104 million, but the free cash flow increased by 28%, to $474 million. In January-September…

Ukraine: ZALK losses down in January-September 2016

In January-September Zaporozhye Aluminum Works, the sole primary aluminum producer in Ukraine, received 527.33 million UAH of losses, down 2.5 times, or by 809.55 million UAH YoY.

According to the company statement, its net income totaled 1 million UAH (no income in January-September 2015).

In Q3 ZALK received 245.74 million UAH of losses. (Ukrainian metal)

Belarus to hit Ukrainian ferroalloyers under discount promises from Russia

Belarus, that has previously blocked duties on ferrosiliomanganese imported from Ukraine to the Eurasian Economic Union, has now agreed to impose a protective measure in exchange for the 20% discount from ChEMK (Chelyabinsk Electrometallurgical Works). In June the EEC imposed a 5-year duty of 26.35% on Ukrainian ferrosiliomanganese (Ukraine supplied $200 million worth of ferrosiliomanganese…

Ukraine: coke imports in H1 2016

In H1 2016 Ukraine produced 5.5 million tons of bulk coke, up by 27% YoY. This decreased coke imports by 33%, to 535 thousand tons. ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih traditionally imports coke from ArcelorMittal Poland, with 382.5 thousand tons imported in H1. Another major supplier is Russia (268.6 thousand tons). But Russian coke is bought by…

Russia: Severstal output to drop in 2017

In 2017 Severstal plans to decrease steel smelting due to the overhauling campaign at its main asset – the Cherepovets Iron and Steel Works. “But the negative effect will be limited. Perhaps, it will reach 1-2% YoY”, Severstal financial director Alexei Kulichenko said. Sales will remain on 2016 levels. In January-September Severstal received $1.3 billion…

Ukraine: Metinvest posts 2.3% fall in revenues in August 2016

Metinvest B.V. (the Netherlands), the parent company of Metinvest international vertically integrated mining and steel group, in August posted positive EBITDA of $133 million, while in the previous month the figure was $147 million. According to preliminary unaudited consolidated data from the company’s financial statements under IFRS, revenues in August stood at $555 million, while…

Russia: raw zinc output up in January-September 2016

In January-September Russia increased raw zinc output by 3.3% YoY.

According to the Federal Service of State Statistics, in September raw zinc output dropped by 6.3% YoY and by 14.5% MoM. (Ukrainian metal)