Ukraine: miners block important road in Donbass

Selidovugol miners have blocked the road leading to Kurakhovo, Maryinka and Krasnogorovka in Donetsk region. According to Mikhail Volynets, the chairman of the Independent Miners Union of Ukraine, they demanded the payment of salary and clearing of debts. “The strike began near the administrative building of the state enterprise Selidovugol. Having received no reply, the…

Russia: Priangarye produces 1 ton of gold

Since the beginning of 2018 Irkutsk region obtained 1044.2 kg of gold. All the metal was mined. In particular, Polyus Verninskoye mined 560.7 kg of gold. Vysochaishiy obtained 323 kg of gold. Ugakhan, Vysochaishiy’s subsidiary, produced 114 kg of gold, while Druza LLC in January yielded 46.5 kg of gold. This year all the companies…

Russia: NLMK market share stable

In 2017 hot-rolled metal consumption in Russia totaled 8.96 million tons. NLMK share was 17.5%. According to the group regional sales director Vladislav Ovchinnikov, in cold-rolled sheet NLMK share was 35.8% out of 3.26 million tons consumed, galvanized metal – 20.8% (3.04 million tons), and polymer-coated metal – 20.9% (1.88 million tons). On the bars…

Russia: NLMK-Metiz output up in 2017

In 2017 NLMK-Metiz increased wire production by 18% YoY, to 274 thousand tons. Nails output grew by 6%, to 30.6 thousand tons, and self-tappers – to 5.8 thousand tons. “Output growth is mostly the result of our products competitiveness increase on world markets”, the company said. NLMK-Metiz is among 5 largest manufacturers of metal wares…

Kazakhstan: gold reserves up in 2017

Last year the Ministry of Investments and Development held auctions for the usage of subsoil resources on 58 sites.

According to the ministry, gold reserves increased by 35 tons, silver – by 25 thousand tons, uranium – by 14 thousand tons, tungsten – by 70 tons and copper by 1.1 million tons. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: gold output up in 2017

In 2017 Russia obtained 306.9 tons of gold, up by 6.3% YoY. According to the Ministry of Finances press-service, mined gold output totaled 253.9 tons (237.8 tons in 2016), by-product gold – 16.4 tons (15.3 tons) and secondary gold – 36.6 tons (35.4 tons). Silver output in 2017 decreased by 4% YoY, to 1.044 million…

Russia: Rosgeo discovers 74 tons of gold in Adygeya

Severo-Kavkazskoye PGO, a part of Russia’s state geological exploration company Rosgeo, has discovered 73.79 tons of inferred gold reserves at the Dakhovskaya area of the Belorechensky structure in the southern republic of Adygeya. According to the company statement on February 14, the project is implemented under a 173.2 million ruble state contract concluded by the…

Ukraine: AMKR energy consumption down in 2017

In 2017 ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih considerably decreased energy consumption. In particular, total power intensity was 25.231 gigajoule per 1 ton of liquid steel. This year the total energy consumption is planned on the level of 25.195 gigajoule per ton. Last year the company achieved the historical lows of electricity consumption – 4.194 billion kW-h and…

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…