Kazakhstan: TMZ ferrosilicomanganese exports to Russia up in H1 2017

In January-July Taraz Iron and Steel Works increased ferrosilicomanganese exports to Russia 2-fold YoY, to 4.658 thousand tons. According to the company statement, TMZ is increasing capacity. In August the company created an industrial park with the size of 41 hectares, where its manufacturing, administrative and warehousing premises are located, as well as gas infrastructure.…

Russia: Tulachermet turns profitless

The largest pig iron manufacturer in Russia – Tulachermet – in January-June received 896 million rubles of net losses against 147 million rubles of net profit in H1 2016. Sales income increased 2-fold, to 23.44 billion rubles. In Q2 the company received 427 million rubles of net losses. Earnings in Q2 increased by 14% QoQ,…

Ukraine: coal consumption down in July 2017

In July Ukraine decreased consumption of coal by 19.4% YoY, to 3.57 million tons, but up by 11.3% MoM.

According to the State Statistics Service, in 2016 Ukraine consumed 31.3 million tons of coal, up by 9.4% YoY.

In June coal consumption decreased by 21.5% YoY, to 3.2 million tons. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: NMZK fire insignificant

A fire on the territory of Novosibirsk Iron and Steel Works named after Kuzmin has been extinguished.

The accident took place on August 27.

The firefighters have evacuated 6 people. There have been no casualties.

Furniture and employees personal belongings were on fire in the shop No. 4 basement. (Ukrainian metal)

CIS: pig iron output down in July 2017

In July Russia produced 4.915 million tons of pig iron, down by 7.6% YoY (4.55 million tons in June). In January-July Russian pig iron output dropped by 2.6% YoY, to 35.101 million tons. Ukraine produced 1.79 million tons of pig iron in July, down by 13.8% YoY (1.52 million tons in June), with 14.031 million…

Russia: RZOTsM to assemble pressing line

Revdino Non-Ferrous Metals Processing Works hosted a meeting of UGMK-OtsM, RZOTsM, Uralmekhanobr and SMS Group specialists on the delivery, assembly and commissioning of a new pressing line.

The equipment is expected to arrive in autumn.

The new pressing line will occupy the largest territory in the shop No. 38. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: KSGOK ships 1 million tons of iron ore concentrate

Kimkano-Sutarsky Mining and Processing Works LLC since the start of its operations has shipped 1 million tons of iron ore concentrate. At present the daily loading is around 100 railroad cars, with 6 thousand tons of concentrate each. The products are exported to the Asian-Pacific countries. By late December the company will have reached the…

Ukraine: VostGOK uranium licenses prolonged

The State Service of Geology and Subsoil Use has prolonged the Vostochniy Mining and Processing Works licenses for subsoil use. “It took my numerous reminders and a miners march to Kiev for the geology commission to gather and prolong the license to mine uranium ore for VostGOK”, the ecology minister Ostap Semerak said. VostGOK is…