Russia: CherMK sets new converter steel output record

In 2018 Cherepovets Iron and Steel Works produced 9.9 million tons of converter steel.

This year output is expected to further grow due to the modernization of the converter No. 3 in November 2018.

In 2019 two more converters will be modernized. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: UralKuz sales up in 2018

In 2018 UralKuz increased sales by 49% YoY, to 143 thousand tons. This was mostly thanks to the growth of output and railroad axles sales (by 66%). The latter was, in its turn, due to the development of the transport machine-building. UralKuz is the leading Russian manufacturer of hot-stamped products for almost all machine-building spheres.…

Russia: TMK pipes sales up in 2018

In 2018 TMK increased steel pipes sales by 6% YoY, to 4.01 million tons.

Seamless pipes accounted for 2.767 million tons, up by 3%.

The sales of welded pipes grew by 11%, to 1.243 million tons. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: banks gold purchases down in 2018

Gold purchases by Russian banks fell by 4.5%, to 195.85 tons in 2018, which accounted for 69% of all produced gold, a source in the Finance Ministry reported on January 22. “Besides, domestic banks signed sales contracts for gold for the same amount, 195.89 tons, in 2016. VTB, Gazprombank, Sberbank and Otkritie Financial Corporation (FC)…

Russia: PMH pig iron output up in 2018

In 2018 the Industrial Metallurgical Holding enterprises increased output. Thus, Tulachermet produced 2.34 million tons of pig iron, up by 3% YoY. The company operated two furnaces, which were repaired in July-August 2017 and in August 2018. Coalmining enterprises had a task of decreasing ash content in coal. The Butovskaya mine was able to decrease…

Russia: VIZ-Stal output up in 2018

In 2018 VIZ-Stal increased output by 5% YoY, to 170.4 thousand tons of transformer steel.

The loading of capacities was high – 99%.

Sales also grew by 5%, to 168.2 thousand tons.

Exports accounted for 77%. The main customers were India, Turkey, Near East and North America. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: scrap delivery to Amurstal up in 2018

In December 2018 Amurstal received 59 thousand tons of ferrous scrap via railroad.

This is up from 10.3 thousand tons in December 2017.

In January-December 2018 the company received 548.7 thousand tons of scrap, up 6.2-fold YoY.

This is also the highest result in the past 3 years. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: MMK sets new record in galvanized metal sales

In 2018 MMK sold 1.269 million tons of galvanized rolled metal.

This is the highest result for the company, which exceeds the previous result, set in 2017, by 11.9% (1.134 million tons).

MMK has been increasing galvanized metal sales for the past 15 years. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Olkon output up in 2018

In 2018 Olkon increased iron ore concentrate output by 3% YoY, to 4.238 million tons.

The annual target was exceeded by 77 thousand tons.

The average contents of the iron in ore were 67.67%.

Rock transportation grew by 2%, to 19.14 million tons, and ore output – by 7%, to 14.85 million tons. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: TMK pipes sales up in 2018

In 2018 TMK sold 4.01 million tons of pipes, up by 6%, mostly due to the growth of OCTG seamless pipe sales in Russia. The volume of seamless pipe sales grew by 3%, to 2.767 million tons. The sales of welded pipes increased by 11%, to 1.243 million tons, and of OCTG pipes also by…

Ukraine: Zaporozhkoks output down in 2018

In 2018 Zaporozhkoks decreased blast furnace coke manufacture by 0.5% YoY, to 824.7 thousand tons.

The decrease in the output is due to the repair of the coke oven battery No. 5 valued at 73 million UAH.

In December 2018 coke output at the plant dropped by 2.44% YoY, to 71.9 thousand tons. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Dybrynskoye uranium deposit to be commissioned in 2020

Rusburmash has finished prospecting works at the Dybrynskoye deposit of the Khiagda ore field.

Khiagda is developing the uranium deposits in the Republic of Buryatia.

Dybrynskoye is the fifth deposit with good reserves. (Ukrainian metal)