Russia: Kuzbass coal output up in February 2018

In February Kuzbass mined 12.6 million tons of coal, up by 5.9% YoY. Underground output totaled 6.9 million tons, down by 6.2%. Coking coal mining reached 5.5 million tons, up by 3.8%, and power-generating coal – 14 million, up by 6.9%. In January-February Kuzbass yielded 38.6 million tons of coal, up by 3.5%. Factories processed…

Russia: flat rolled metal exports up in January 2018

In January Russia exported 711.6 thousand tons of flat unalloyed rolled metal, up by 1.6% MoM and by 17.8% YoY.

According to the customs statistics, revenue grew by 3.5% MoM and by 41% YoY, to $421 million.

The largest importer in January was Turkey (23.4%), followed by Iran (7.4%) and Poland (6.8%). (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: ChTPZ rebrands OCTG thread joints

ChTPZ has carried out rebranding of its pipes with premium thread joints. Now on the Russian market these products will be represented under a combined name of ChTPZ Prime, and on the foreign market – Chelpipe Prime. “The rebranding is a part of the company strategy to develop and promote new types of products. Under…

Ukraine: Mariupol Ilyich shares to be sold super-cheap

Mariupol Ilyich Iron and Steel Works has announced the price of the share sales under the squeeze-out procedure.

According to the company, the price of each share with the value of 0.25 UAH was set at 0.08 UAH.

The share price was set by the company supervisory board. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Polyus ore reserves down in 2017

As of December 31, 2017 Polyus gold JORC reserves were estimated at 68 million ounces, down from 71 million ounces as of December 31, 2016. Average gold content is 1.8 g per ton, including alluvial sites and ores with low contents. Polyus retains the second position among the largest gold producers in the world as…

Russia: Polyus to increase gold output

Polyus has confirmed its gold output forecast for 2018 on the level of 2.375-2.425 million ounces and 2.8 million ounces in 2019. In 2020 it is expected to produce also 2.8 million ounces. Expenses are projected to reach $425 and $450 per ounce in 2018 and 2019-2020. This year capital expenses will amount to $850…

Kazakhstan: AMK output up in 2017

In 2017 Aktyubinsk Copper Company produced 58 thousand tons of copper concentrate and 52 thousand tons of zinc concentrate, having exceeded the target by 2% and by 17% respectively.

Revenue target was overfulfilled by 17%.

Payments to the budget increased 4-fold YoY. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: Ferrexpo net profit up in 2017

In 2017 Ferrexpo plc increased net profit 2.1-fold, or by $205.272 million, to $394.472 million.

Revenue grew by 21.4%, to $1197.494 million.

EBITDA increased by 46.9%, to $551 million.

Last year Ferrexpo produced 10.444 million tons of pellets, down by 6.8% YoY. (Ukrainian metal)