Russia: Mechel reports changes in management

Igor Khafizov has been appointed CEO of Mechel-Mining.

He has replaced Pavel Shtark, who has been appointed the Mechel deputy CEO on prospective development.

Khafizov has been working for Mechel for 27 years. Since 2017 he has been Mechel-Mining deputy CEO.

He was responsible for the operation of Yakutugol and Elgaugol. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: coke output down in H1 2019

In January-June Ukraine produced 5.19 million tons of bulk coke with 6% moisture, down by 3% YoY. In June delivery of coking coal to by-product coke enterprises dropped by 26% MoM, to 950 thousand tons. In particular, delivery of Ukrainian coal grew by 28%, to 310 thousand tons, while imports fell by 36%, to 640…

Ukraine: metal companies increase limestone consumption in H1 2019

Delivery of limestone to industrial companies via railroad in January-June increased by 7% YoY, to 5.6 million tons.

In May deliveries grew by 22%, to 1.1 million tons, the highest growth since the start of the year.

Metal industry increased purchases by 7%.

At the same time Zaporizhstal decreased purchases somewhat. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: ZTZ sales up in H1 2019

In January-June Zagorsky Pipe Works sold 313 thousand tons of pipes, up 1.5-fold YoY. The main customer of the company was Gazprom. ZTZ has successfully finished testing K65 pipes. In 6 months personnel number has dropped from 1669 employees in January to 1528 in June. The company has spent 1.5 million rubles on social projects.…

Russia: Tagil Steel to build pipe works at Titanovaya dolina SEZ

The special economic zone of the industrial-manufacturing type Titanovaya dolina in Sverdlovsk region has welcomed three new residents, which will operate in the spheres of machine-building, metallurgy and electrical engineering. The combined investments in the projects reach 1.5 billion rubles. In particular, Tagil Steel will construct a plant to produce pipes for construction market. Over…

Ukraine: pipe exports up in H1 2019

In January-June Ukraine decreased pipes exports by 10% YoY, to 327.8 thousand tons, valued at $361.3 million, up by 9.7%. According to the State Fiscal Service, the share of pipe exports in the overall volume of foreign trade reached 1.48%. Ukraine exported 244 thousand tons of seamless pipes valued at $307.9 million, 73.5 thousand tons…

Ukraine: VostGOK merged with Energoatom

The Cabinet of Ministers has approved the merger of Vostochniy Mining and Processing Works with the national nuclear power company Energoatom. The Prime Minister Vladimir Groysman has ordered the developers of the project to work it out till the end. VostGOK is the only uranium ore miner and uranium concentrate processor in Ukraine and the…

Ukraine: coal imports down in H1 2019

In January-June Ukraine imported 10.5 million tons of coal valued at $1.476 billion, down by 4.2% YoY.

According to the State Fiscal Service, Russia accounted for 62.4% of deliveries.

USA supplied 31% of coal concentrate and Kazakhstan – 4.22%. (Ukrainian metal)