Russia: coal mining in Kemerovo region in 2016

In 2016 Kemerovo region mined 227.4 million tons of coal, up by 5.4% YoY, including 145.1 million tons from open-pit mines. Coking coal amounted to 65 million tons, up by 3.3% YoY. SUEK-Kuzbass increased coal mining by 7.7 million tons, Kiyzassky mine – by 3.9 million tons, Novokuznetsk site of the Raspadskaya Coal Company –…

Ukraine: aluminum ore imports in 2016

In 2016 Ukraine imported 3.992 million tons of aluminum ore and concentrate valued at $155.15 million. According to the State Fiscal Service, the major suppliers of aluminum ore were Guinea – $94.9 million, or 61.17% of the total volumes, Guyana – $40.21 million, or 25.92%, and Brazil – $10.33 million, 6.6%. Other countries supplied $9.7…

Ukraine: Zaporozhogneupor output up in 2016

In 2016 Zaporozhogneupor increased its output of unmolded refractories by 27% YoY, to 7601 tons, including 2087 tons of refractory concretes and 5514 tons of insulating and slag-generating mixes. “The Zaporozhogneupor strategy aimed at the increase of unmolded refractories output became the drive of the company development. Our plans for 2017 include the increase of…

Ukraine: sulfur for VostGOK getting cheaper

On January 10, the state enterprise Vostochny Mining and Processing Works announced the trading house Eco-Service the winner of the tender to supply 63.98 million UAH worth of sulfur. By October the company will have supplied 16 thousand tons of 99.98% granulated sulfur at 3999 UAH per ton. In March 2016 the works bought this…

Russia: MMK starts exporting metal to Iran through Kazakh port

A batch of ferrous rolled metal produced at Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works has been successfully shipped from the Aktau Sea North Terminal (Kazakhstan). The first lot to Iran was shipped by KTZ Express. “The multi-modal transportation development project, that has connected railroad, sea transportation and logistics, will increase the transit-transport potential of Kazakhstan, as…

Azerbaijan: AKPS closing down

Azerbaijan is closing down its Steel Production Complex. Azerbaijani Steel Production Complex was created in April 2013 to design, construct and manage the steel-manufacturing works. The complex had to deal with ore mining through steel-smelting. By 2018 Azerbaijan also planned to have created several works and shops to be managed by the complex, in particular…

Ukraine: iron ore export-import in 2016

In 2016 Ukraine exported 39.2 million tons of iron ore and concentrate valued at $1.827 billion. According to the State Fiscal Service, China was the largest importer of iron ore – $627.32 million, or 34.33% of the total exports. Czech Republic purchased $194.87 million worth of iron ore (10.67%), Poland – $192.21 million (10.52%). Other…

Ukraine: DFDK on the brink of collapsing

Citizens of the Russia-supported terrorist occupied town of Dokuchayevsk become more and more dissatisfied with the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic authority activities in respect to the worsening situation at the Dokuchayevsk Flux-Dolomite Complex. In particular, the changes of the company management, imposed by the DPR representatives, didn’t have a positive impact: the salary debts continue…