Ukraine: Metinvest minimal wage equals to average salary across the country

The Metinvest group minimal wage equals to the average salary in Ukraine, Prime Minister Vladimir Groysman said during his visit to the city of Mariupol and Azovstal Iron and Steel Works.

The company CEO Enver Tskitishvili noted, that in June the salary across the group increased by 20% on average. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: ChTPZ and Rostselmash improve cooperation

The ChTPZ group and Rostselmash have signed a cooperation agreement.

The contract is valid till 2019 and makes ChTPZ the main supplier of pipes. The group will supply not less than 90% of pipes for Rostov Press Works, a part of Rostselmash. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: aluminum manufacturers to promote aircraft seats

Russia’s Aluminum Association and the aerospace branch of aluminum producer RUSAL will jointly promote seats manufactured by Vemina Aviaprestige, the association said in a statement. The companies have asked the Federal Air Transport Agency, Rosaviatsia, to appeal to the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and FAA for certificate approval of the Russian-manufactured seats, which will…

Belarus to help Sudan and Egypt extract gold

Belarus is ready to help Sudan and Egypt with extracting gold and other mineral resources, Belarusian Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Minister Andrei Kovkhuto declared. The relevant matters were discussed as a delegation of the Belarusian Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Ministry visited Sudan and Egypt. Among other things the sides discussed the possibility of…

Azerbaijan: Swiss company visits AzerGold CJSC

A representative of the Swiss company “Argor-Heraeus SA”, one of the biggest refining companies of the world with which “AzerGold” Closed Joint-Stock Company is working, has visited Azerbaijan. The purpose of the visit was to get more acquainted with the Azerbaijani company’s operations. The Argor representative has been to Chovdar Ore Processing Area located in…

Ukraine: metal output up in May 2017

In May Ukraine produced 1.689 million tons of steel, up by 7.5% YoY. According to Ukrmetallurgprom, pig iron output increased by 10.2%, to 1.591 million tons, that of rolled metal – by 6.3%, to 1.424 million tons. Average daily steel manufacture in May was 54.5 thousand tons, up from 52.4 thousand tons in April. Average…

Russia: coal mining in Buryatia exceeds 1 million tons in January-April 2017

In January-April the republic of Buryatia mined 1177.5 thousand tons of coal, up by 50.8% YoY.

According to the regional ministry of natural resources, the increase was the result of the coalmining start at Nikolskoye deposits of Tugnuysky open-pit in June 2016. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: scrap deliveries to fall in June 2017

The state enterprise Ukrpromvneshexpertisa forecasts that in June ferrous scrap deliveries to metal companies will decrease by 13.53% MoM, or by 36 thousand tons, to 230 thousand tons. “In April 266 thousand tons of scrap were delivered to the works. I believe both traders and procurers tried to sell as much scrap as possible, as…