Ukraine: DMK starts producing sinter

Dneprovsky Iron and Steel Combine has started producing sinter.

“The sinter shop has put into operation three sintering machines (No. 7, 8 and 10). The output of sinter totaled 14 thousand tons”, the company said.

Rotary kiln No. 1 in the converter shop has also been put into operation. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: ZALK profits in H1 2017

In January-June the only primary aluminum manufacturer in Ukraine – Zaporozhye Aluminum Works – received 227.661 million UAH of net profit against the net losses of 281.994 million UAH in H1 2016.

The company net profit totaled 15.456 million UAH.

Other earnings reached 224.67 million UAH. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: AMKR considers the strike of Underground Mining Department employees illegal

PJSC ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih respects the right of the company employees to publicly express their point of view. Management of PJSC ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih has reviewed the notification about the strike of employees of Underground Mining Department (mines) of Mining Department planned for July 26. The company administration emphasizes that the declared strike is illegal,…

Ukraine: manganese imports in June 2017

In June Ukraine imported $14.2 million worth of manganese ore.

According to the State Fiscal Service, the main supplier of ore was Ghana ($7.927 million).

In January-June Ukraine imported $76.595 million worth of manganese ore, while exports reached $1.643 million. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: gold output up in H1 2017

In January-June Russia increased raw and semi-raw gold, as well as powder output by 7.4% YoY.

According to the official statistics, June output increased by 10.5% YoY and by 50.7% MoM. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: metal and mining industry in H1 2017

In August Ukrainian metal companies intend to produce 1.7 million tons of steel. According to Ukrmetallurgprom, pig iron output is forecast at 1.4 million tons and rolled metal – at 1.6 million tons. For July Ukrmetallurgporm forecasts were: steel – 1.7 million tons, pig iron – 1.6 million tons, rolled metal – 1.4 million tons.…

Ukraine: coal production down in H1 2017

The extraction of energy and coking coal in Ukraine in January-June decreased by 2.9% YoY, to 18.4 million tons, the press service of the Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry reported. According to the report, 2.37 million tons of the total volume of coal was extracted at state-owned mines, where the overall coal production for…

Russia: VSMPO-Avisma to provide aviation industry with titanium and aluminum alloys

VSMPO-Avisma and OAK-Zakupki LLC have concluded long-term contracts on delivery of aluminum and titanium products for major Russian aviation industry enterprises. Avisma will be supplying aluminum alloys wares till 2019 and titanium alloys wares by 2020. All the metal will be delivered to the United Aircraft Building Corporation, which includes among others Sukhoi and Irkut…