Ukraine: TPPs have no coal stocks

Ukraine did not create the state coal reserves, as there were no problems with coal delivery prior to Donbass blockade, while the price of imported coal was much higher than that of the local coal. To diversify coal deliveries the minister of energy and coal industry Igor Nasalik suggests returning the so-called coal component of…

Kazakhstan: KAZ Minerals income up in 2016

In 2016 KAZ Minerals increased its income by 43% YoY, to $969 million. According to the company statement, it produced 140.3 thousand tons of copper cathodes, up by 73% YoY. Sales increased from 84 thousand tons of copper in 2015 to 141 thousand tons, which allowed covering the decrease in price: $4860 per ton, down…

CIS: steel output up in January 2017

In January metal companies from CIS-countries produced 8.935 million tons of steel, up by 11.4% YoY. Ukraine increased steel output by 8.5%, to 2.103 million tons, and occupies the 10th position in the world steel manufacturers list. Russia is on the 5th position with 6.183 million tons of steel, up by 11.6%. All the other…

Russia: copper exports down in 2016

In 2016 Russia exported 511.1 thousand tons of raw copper, down by 9.2% YoY. According to the Federal Customs Service, Copper deliveries to the far foreign countries decreased by 10.1% YoY, to 501.1 thousand tons, to CIS – went up by 69.5%, to 10 thousand tons. In monetary terms exports decreased by 22% YoY, to…