Russia: Sibantrazit revenue up in 2018

In 2018 Sibantrazit enterprises (Sibirsky Antrazit, Razrez Vostochniy LLC and Razrez Kiyzasskiy LLC) mined 24.1 million tons of coal and sold 23.7 million tons.

The group revenue reached 132.8 billion rubles, up 1.9-fold YoY.

Taxes paid amounted to 12.5 billion rubles, with profit tax accounting for 8.4 billion rubles. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Polyus gold reserves down in 2018

The gold ore reserves of Russia’s Polyus fell by 4.7%, to 64.4 million ounces as of December 31, 2018, as calculated under the JORC Code, the company said.

Mineral resources rose by 0.8%, to 191.5 million ounces. (Prime/Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: coal imports down on Q1 2019

In January-March Ukraine imported 5.25 million tons of coal, down by 8.6% YoY. According to the State Fiscal Service, the value of the imported coal was $740.09 million, down by 2.7% YoY. In particular Russia supplied $476/95 million worth of coal (or 64.45%), USA – $212.57 million (28.72%), Kazakhstan – $31.07 million (4.2%) and other…

Russia: Rostechnadzor closes ZSMK

On March 27-29 the Siberian department of the Federal Service on Ecological, Technological and Nuclear Surveillance (Rostechnadzor) carried out an unscheduled inspection of the Zapadno-Sibirksy Iron and Steel Works. The reason for the inspection was a fatal accident at the plant on March 16. As a result of the inspection 19 violations of the industrial…

Russia: Fitch Ratings upgrades MMK to BBB

On April 8, the rating agency Fitch Ratings upgraded company’s Long-Term Issuer Default Rating to BBB from BBB- with Stable Outlook. In its press release Fitch Ratings notes that the rating upgrade reflects MMK’s ability to maintain a conservative financial profile during market turbulence due to the company’s low cost of operations, focus on high-value…