Ukraine: state mines on Donbass cut off grid

The state enterprise Regional Power Grid has cut electricity supplies to the mines of Mirnogradugol, Selidovugol, Lisichanskugol, Pervomayskugol and Toretskugol. According to Mikhail Volynets, the chairman of the Independent Miners’ Union of Ukraine, state mines of Chervonograd and Volyn were also left without electricity. At present the union is taking actions to restore power supply…

Russia: MMK sales up in Q1 2018

In January-March MMK sold 2.828 million tons of metal, up by 10.5% YoY. The share of the high added value products reached 47.6%, or 1.345 million tons (+10.3%). Sales to domestic market increased by 16.5%, to 2.225 million tons, or 78.6%. The company produced 2.4 million tons of pig iron and 3.147 million tons of…

Ukraine: Zaporozhkoks net profit up in 2017

In 2017 Zaporozhkoks increased net profit 2.9-fold YoY, to 1.058 billion UAH. According to the company statement, the undistributed profit as of last year totaled 2.3556 billion UAH. Current liabilities grew 2.7-fold, to 5.338 billion UAH, while fixed – by 20%, to 219.912 million UAH. The combined debt of the company increased 2.5-fold, to 6.039…

Russia: Novelis to stop buying aluminum from RUSAL

Novelis, the world’s biggest producer of rolled aluminum products, will no longer purchase metal produced by Russian aluminum giant UC RUSAL to comply with U.S. sanctions. The company said that it could reduce its dependence on aluminum purchases from RUSAL. “Accordingly, we are confident that the risk for any material disruption in production will be…