Russia: Amur region output down in Q1 2017

In January-March the Amur region yielded 4677 kg of gold. The state enterprise Petropavlovsk mined the most gold: 1689 kg by Pokrovsky mine, 14171 kg by Albynsky mine and 512 kg by Malomorsky mine. Berezitoviy mine of Nordgold yielded 751 kg. Gold-mining in Amur region continues falling due to the low metal contents in ore.…

Russia: Schelmet to produce tin-plate

The authorities of the Schelkovo district of the Moscow region were presented the project of modernization of Schelkovo Iron and Steel Works and the putting into operation of the tin-plate line. According to the production workshop head Vladimir Merkulov, investments will total some 3.5 billion rubles. The main problem in the realization of the project…

Russia: Kolmar to construct 2 factories

In 2017-2019 Kolmar intends to spend some 17.4 billion rubles to develop the Inaglinsky mining and processing complex and 11 billion rubles to modernize the Denisovsky GOK in Yakutia. Inaglinsky includes an open-pit and Inaglinskaya mine, as well as the Inaglinskaya-2 processing factory. At present the open-pit yields some 2 million tons of coal and…

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)