Belarus: BMZ revenue up in 2018

In 2018, Belarus Iron and Steel Works received Br3 billion of net revenue, up by 32.7% YoY.

Sales profit grew by 77.4%, to Br247.3 million.

As a result net profit totaled Br300 thousand as opposed to a loss of Br3.2 million in 2017.

Debt increased by Br32.6 million to Br985.96 million. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: Ferrexpo net profit down in 2018

In 2018 Ferrexpo received $355.22 million of net profit, down by 15% YoY. Revenue grew by 6.4%, to $1274.03 million. Pellets sales dropped by 2.3%, to 10.227 million tons, while their manufacture increased by 1.6%, to 10.607 million tons. Gross profit last year fell by 2.5%, to $766.09 million, and EBITDA – by 8.7%, to…

Russia: Ventall output up in Q1 2019

Q1 was quite successful for Ventall. The volume of orders on the delivery of ferrous metals structures grew by 38% YoY, and components – by 19%. In order to retain the positive dynamics, the company intends to modernize its capacities, increase product portfolio and develop partner network. “We have optimistic plans for the future. The…

Russia: Severstal net profit down in Q1 2019

In January-March, Severstal net profit decreased by 7.2% YoY, to $428 million.

EBITDA dropped by 6.1%, to $663 million.

Compared with Q4 2018, net profit fell by 26%, and EBITDA – by 16.5%.

The group net debt as of March 31, decreased by 30%, to $863 million. (Ukrainian metal)

Kyrgyzstan: Prime Minister instructs to suspend uranium mining in Issyk-Kul

Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Mukhammedkaly Abylgaziev instructed to suspend work at the uranium deposit in Kyzyl-Ompol area, the Information Policy Department of the Government’s Executive Office reported. The head of the Cabinet held a meeting on the activities of YurAsia company in Kyrgyzstan. An interdepartmental working group was formed on December 31, 2018. Its participants…