Ukraine: coal export-import in January-August 2017

In January-August Ukraine imported 11215.24 thousand tons of coal valued at $1685.139 million, including $212.998 million in August, up by 10% and by 86.8% YoY respectively. At the same time Ukraine exported 419.522 thousand tons of coal valued at $67.83 million, including $36.449 million to Russia, $25.746 million to Slovakia, $2.566 million to Turkey and…

Russia: Rashnikov sells 3% in MMK

Mintha Holding Limited of businessman Viktor Rashnikov has sold a 3% interest in Russia’s Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works (MMK) on the market for about 36.7 rubles per security, a financial source reported on September 6. “The bidding book was open yesterday and the placement of the entire stake was successful. Many Russian brokers bid…

Kyrgyzstan: Centerra and government sign agreement

“The agreements of Centerra and the government of Kyrgyzstan will have a good impact on the investment climate of the republic,” the head of the International Business Council Askar Sydykov said, commenting on the Cabinet’s statements on the agreement reached. “A detailed assessment of the agreements can be given when all of their details will…

Ukraine lacking gas coal

The minister of energy and coal industry Igor Nasalik says Ukraine is experiencing the shortage of gas coal to replace anthracite. In 2017 anthracite consumption dropped by 3.5 million tons and is expected to decrease by 3 million tons more in 2018. Nasalik has addressed the Ministry of finances to provide funds for investments into…

Ukraine: Zaporizhstal remechanizing loco fleet

Zaporizhstal is implementing the project on remechanization of its diesel-locomotive shunters. According to the company statement, this will improve the lifetime of its fleet comprising 80 locomotives. In August the works carried out a pilot project. Investments totaled 8 million UAH. The modernization of the locomotive has been carried out by Nikolayev Locomotive-Repair Plant. Modernization…

Ukraine: pellets exports in January-July 2017

In January-July Ferrexpo exported 5.87 million tons of iron ore pellets. In particular, Poltava Mining and Processing Works exported 4.705 million tons of pellets, while Yeristovo GOK – 1.165 million tons. At the same time Karelsky Okatysh exported 2.875 million tons of pellets, Mikhailovsky GOK – 2.148 million tons, Lebedinsky GOK (all three – Russia)…

Russia: Chukotka to mine 25-30 tons of gold

Chukotka has been decreasing gold output lately. The local authorities believe this is because of the thinning of gold deposits. In 2016 the region obtained 29.184 tons of gold, down by 9.17% YoY. “We are settling issues with new projects. We’re constructing electricity lines. We are prepared to work at the Kupol deposits, and at…