Kazakhstan: Vostochnaya Processing Factory produces 250 thousand tons of coal concentrate

Vostochnaya Processing Factory produced around 250 thousand tons of coal concentrate after the modernization completion. This is the record high result in the whole history of the factory. Modernization cost totaled 6 billion tenge. “Our main consumer is, of course, ArcelorMittal Temirtau. But we also supply concentrate to Ukraine (Kriviy Rih) and Russia (Altai-koks and…

Ukraine: scrap procurement to fall

“In the next 5 years scrap procurement in Ukraine will be falling”, Denis Morozov, Interpipe economy and finances director, believes. The previous forecast on scrap procurement in 2016 on the level of 2.8-2.9 million tons would probably be proven, he thinks. In 2017 Morozov expects scrap procurement to fall by 100 thousand tons, to 2.7…

Metals of Ukraine & Russia: hot-rolled coils, September 2016

Month

Ukrainian market, $/t, without VAT, EXW, $1/UAH25.897*

min

max

August

384

390

September

353

411

* – Ukrainian Hrivna and Russian Ruble exchange rates are as of 30.09.16 according to the National Bank of Ukraine and the Central Bank of the Russian Federation. (Ukrainian Metal)

Russia: Nornickel output forecast down

Norilsk Nickel has decreased its own forecast on non-ferrous and precious metals output in 2016. In particular, nickel output is expected to fall to 195-200 thousand tons from 206-212 thousand tons of the previous forecast. The decrease would be the result of repairs at Talnakh processing factory. In 2015 Nornickel produced 266 thousand tons of…

Russia: Demidov sales up in January-September 2016

In January-September the state company Demidov saw increase in rolled sections sales by 22% YoY.

Pipe sales went up by 9% YoY in H1 2016 due to the dramatic activation of metal traders following the February-May price increase. (Ukrainian metal)

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…