Russia: Izhstal awarded for quality

Izhstal has been awarded by the governor of the Udmurtia Republic for the quality of its products. The company produces over 1 thousand steel grades according to national and international standards and norms. In 2018 the company successfully passed the audits for the compliance of its quality management system to ISO 9001:2015, 305/2005/EU and also…

Russia: MMK increases rolled metal deliveries to TMK

Magnitogorsk hosted a meeting of the MMK and TMK coordination council.

The parties have discussed the results of the operation in 2018 and plans of further cooperation.

In 2018 TMK pipe enterprises received 504.6 thousand tons of MMK flat rolled metal, up by 10% YoY. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: gold exports down in 2018

Russia’s gold exports fell by 70% YoY, to 17.047 tons in 2018, the Assay Chamber at the Finance Ministry, which is responsible for state control over exports and imports of precious metals and stones, said in a report on February 19. According to the finance ministry, Russia’s gold refineries increased output by 2.45%, to 314.42…

Ukraine: DTEK coal output down on 2018

In 2018 DTEK decreased coal output by 1.9% YoY, to 27.186 million tons.

Gas coal mining grew by 5.3%, to 24.13 million tons.

At the same time anthracite coal was not mined.

Obukhovskay mine increased output by 4.9%, to 3.05 million tons.

Coal concentrate production dropped by 9.2%, to 12.36 million tons. (Ukrainian metal)

Kazakhstan: gold production up in January 2019

Production of unwrought gold and semi-processed gold or in powder form reached 6,308 kg in January, up by 0.7% YoY, Statistics Committee of the National Economy Ministry reports.

In the accounting period the output of unwrought and semi-processed silver or in the powder form made 57,145 kg, down by 4.1%. (Kazinform/Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: IrGOK buys 38 million UAH worth of soda

Irshansk Mining and Processing Works has ordered Imex Minerals LLC the delivery of calcium carbonate valued at 37.8 million UAH.

This year the company has to supply 2 thousand tons of calcinated soda according to GOST 5100-85 at 18.9 thousand UAH per ton.

The only competitor at the sale was Sigma Traders LLC. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: NLMK-Ural railroad sales down in January 2019

In January NLMK-Ural shipped 105.7 thousand tons of metal via railroad.

This is down by 10.6% MoM, and by 1.8% YoY.

Sales to local companies totaled 70.4 thousand tons (-17.1%, +23.8%), while exports – 35.3 (+6%, -30.3%). (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Priisk Solovievskiy gold output down in January 2019

In January Priisk Solovievskiy extracted 53 kg of gold, down by 37% YoY.

At present the company is developing the Solovievskoye deposit in Amur region.

Alluvial gold extraction will start in early May.

In 2018 Priisk Solovievskiy yielded 3.1 tons of ore and alluvial gold. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: metal output down in January 2019

In January Russia produced 4.4 million tons of pig iron, down by 4% YoY and by 1.4% MoM.

According to Rosstat, rolled metal output dropped by 4.5% MoM, to 5.1 million tons.

Pipe manufacturers decreased output by 7.7% YoY and by 10.7% MoM, to 0.882 million tons. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: coke output down in January 2019

In January Ukrainian by-product coke plants produced 896 thousand tons of 6% moisture coke, down by 5.9% YoY. In December 2018 coke production was 924 thousand tons, up from 917 thousand tons in November 2018. Imports grew to 59 thousand tons in January from 28 thousand tons in December 2018. In October-November 2018 Ukraine did…

Ukraine: gas and electricity consumption down in January 2019

In January Ukrainian metal companies decreased natural gas consumption by 3% MoM and by 8% YoY.

In December 2018 gas consumption grew by 13% MoM, to 170 million cubic meters.

Electricity consumption in January was 1.01 billion kW-h, down by 1% MoM and by 6% YoY. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: AMKR purchases new motor vehicles to transport personnel and potable water

Starting from this week, new vehicle KrAZ-63221 that will deliver ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih miners to workplaces at open pits and remote dumps has been released on the roads. In total, 5 such vehicles are used for these purposes in Mining Department, and the entire fleet of crew change vehicles at the plant amounts to 26…