Kazakhstan: uranium mining down in Q1 2017

In January-March Kazakhstan mined 5.3 thousand tons of uranium. “This is down by 13% YoY, and is 24% of the annual target”, the energy minister Kanat Bozumbayev declared. In January Kazatomprom announced the decrease in 2017 uranium output by 10%. “The decrease will exceed 2 thousand tons of uranium of the planned target for 2017.…

Russia: MMK steel output up in Q1 2017

In January-March MMK produced 3.066 million tons of steel, up by 1.4% YoY. According to the company statement, the total loading of capacities at the main site in Magnitogorsk exceeded 94%. Product sales dropped by 2.3% YoY, to 2.723 million tons. High added value products manufacture increased by 5.1%, to 1.313 million tons. The share…

Ukraine: Interpipe Steel output up in Q1 2017

In January-March Interpipe Steel produced 181 thousand tons of steel, up by 23.1% YoY.

According to the company statement, in March the works produced 65 thousand tons of steel against 55 thousand in February.

In 2016 Interpipe Steel increased steel output by 2% YoY, to 614 thousand tons. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: Russia remains main coal supplier

Coal imports from Russia in Q1 reached 221 thousand tons from the total volume of 413 thousand tons. According to the Ministry of energy and coal industry, from the South African Republic Ukrainian thermal power plants received 72.9 thousand tons of coal, and from Poland – 118.9 thousand tons. Coal stocks increased by 5.2% MoM…

Russia: metal structures output up in Q1 2017

According to the Federal Service of State Statistics, in January-March Russia produced 898 thousand tons of metal structures, up by 15.5% YoY.

In March metal structures output increased by 11% MoM and by 6.7% YoY. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: metal output up in Q1 2017

According to the Federal Service of State Statistics, in January-March Russia produced 14.6 million tons of rolled metal, up by 2.5% YoY.

Pig iron manufacture dropped by 1.1%, to 13 million tons, while that of pipes increased by 10%, to 1.5 million tons. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Altai-Koks output up in Q1 2017

In January-March Altai-Koks, a part of NLMK, produced 1.03 million tons of coke, up by 16% YoY. The company capacities were 95% loaded.

On Russian market Altai-Koks sold 88% of its coke, with 80% – inside the NLMK group. The rest was exported to Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Germany, Belgium and Finland. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: EGOK taxes up in 2016

In 2016 Yeristovo Mining and Processing Works, a part of Ferrexpo, increased taxes payments by 16% YoY, to 176.7 million UAH. In particular, the state budget received 93.7 million UAH, regional – 43.7 million UAH, local – 39.3 million UAH, or 53%, 25% and 22% respectively. The budget of Gorishniye Plavni received 29.1 million UAH,…

Russia: Ormet to launch underground mine

Ormet, a part of Russian Copper Company, continues the construction of an underground mine at the Dzhusinskoye deposit, Chelyabinsk region. Currently, the surface objects of the mine are being assembled, ore is mined at the prepared site as part of a pilot project for approbation of development systems, which should guarantee the safety of mining…

Russia: Uralskaya Kuznitsa output up in Q1 2017

In January-March Uralskaya Kuznitsa, a part of Mechel, manufactured 25 thousand tons of products, up by 40% YoY, a record for the past 10 years “The considerable increase in the first quarter, when a decline is traditionally observed, has been achieved thanks to the growth of orders from railroad car-building companies”, the company managing director…