Russia: Koks to get 10 billion rubles

The public joints stock company Koks has attracted a VTB loan of 10 billion rubles. According to the company statement, the term of the loan is 7 years. The interest rate will be set depending on the term. The maximum volume of the interest rate should not exceed 20%. Koks is controlled by the Industrial-Metallurgical…

Russia: metal output up in 2017

Major metal companies believe that the favorable trends of 2017 will persist this year as well. Last year Russia produced 71.3 million tons of steel, up by 2.4% YoY. Rolled metal output grew slightly – by 0.7%, to 60.9 million tons. Pig iron manufacture grew even less – by 0.55%, to 52.2 million tons. It…

Russia: KSGOK produces 180 thousand tons of iron ore concentrate in January 2018

In January Kimkano-Sutarsky Mining and Processing Works LLC produced 180 thousand tons of iron ore concentrate. Last year the company produced 2 million tons of iron ore concentrate and this year expects to increase output to 3.2 million tons. KSGOK is a part of IRC ltd. It was created on the basis of Kimkanskoye and…

Russia: Norilsk Nickel and Russian Platinum sign strategic partnership agreement

PJSC MMC Norilsk Nickel, the largest producer of palladium and refined nickel in the world, and LLC Russian Platinum have signed a framework agreement on strategic partnership. According to the agreement, the parties will establish a joint venture to develop disseminated ore deposits in the Norilsk Industrial District. The JV will be 50%-owned by Nornickel…

Russia: NLMK Board approves CEO candidate

At a meeting held on February 13, NLMK’s Board of Directors considered the nomination for the position of the company president (CEO) (Chairman of the Management Board) submitted by its majority shareholder. Grigory Fedorishin, who currently holds the position of Senior Vice President of NLMK, was approved as the top candidate to be voted on…

Russia: gold output up in 2017

Russia’s gold output increased by 6.4% YoY, to 306.9 tons in 2017, the Finance Ministry said in a statement on February 13 with data on supplies of the metal to gold refining plants. Mined gold output rose by 6.8%, to 253.9 tons, by-product gold output increased by 7.2%, to 16.4 tons, and gold scrap production…

Ukraine: DTEK coal output down in 2017

In 2017 DTEK decreased coal output by 11.3%, to 27.706 million tons. According to the company statement, the decrease has to do with the loss of control over mines on the non-controlled territory in March 2017. This resulted in anthracite output drop by 52.5%, to 4.791 million tons. At the same time gas-generating coal production…

Russia: metal exports down in 2017

According to the customs statistics, in 2017 Russia decreased ferrous metals exports by 2.2% YoY, to 42.4 million tons, valued at $18.76 billion, up by 33%. The share of metal exports to far foreign countries grew to 10.2% from 9.8%. Export volumes dropped by 2%, but increased by 28.8% money-wise. Aluminum exports decreased by 4.3%,…

Armenia: investments in metal deposits at $235 million in 2017

In 2017 companies developing metallic deposits invested $235 million in the operation.

In the next 3 years some 3 billion drams more will be invested in the field.

Metallic output last year increased by 30% YoY, mostly because of the growth of world ore prices. (Ukrainian metal)