Ukraine: pellets exports in January-October 2017

In January-October Ferrexpo exported 8.491 million tons of iron ore pellets. In particular, its Poltava Mining and Processing Works exported 6.331 million tons of pellets, while Yeristovo GOK – 2.16 million tons. Meanwhile Metalloinvest exported 4.711 million tons of pellets (Mikhailovsky GOK – 2.76 million tons, Lebedinsky GOK – 1.951 million tons). Karelsky Okatysh, a…

Kyrgyzstan: 2 coal deposits up for sale

The State Committee for Industry, Energy and Subsoil Use of Kyrgyzstan put two brown coal deposits up for auction. The right to develop Shurab field (Samarkandek Zapadniy 1) in Batken district was put out to the tender. The balance reserves of coal at the field amount to 810,000 tons. At least 274,000 tons of them…

Kazakhstan: coal exported to Finland and Japan

In January-October Kazakhstan exported 23.4 million tons of coal. “Kazakhstan’s coal is mainly exported to the Russian Federation, Central Asia, and several countries of Europe. This year, we have shipped high-quantity coal, more than 2.4 million tons, to Finland. We have started exporting our coal to Japan (the government of the Russian Federation has issued…

Ukraine: Donetsk region coal output down in January-October 2017

In January-October the part of Donetsk region, controlled by Ukraine, decreased coal output by 26.8% YoY, to 8.7 million tons.

According to the Main office of the State Statistics Service in the region, in October coal mining increased by 3.5% YoY, but dropped by 37.9% MoM. (Ukrainian metal)

Kazakhstan: uranium output down in January-October 2017

In January-October Kazakhstan produced 19.2 thousand tons of uranium, down by 5.5% YoY.

According to the Ministry of Energy press-service, in 2016 uranium output totaled 24 thousand tons, in 2015 – 23.8 thousand tons.

Kazakhstan is the world leader in natural uranium mining. (Ukrainian metal)

CIS: steel output up in October 2017

In October Russia produced 6.225 million tons of steel, up by 5% YoY, with 6.025 million tons produced in September. In January-October steel output in Russia totaled 60.428 million tons, up by 3% YoY. Ukraine decrease output in October by 4.7% YoY, to 1.91 million tons (1.845 million tons in September), and by 10.9% YoY…

CIS: pig iron output down in October 2017

In October Russia produced 4.4 million tons of pig iron, down by 11.7% YoY (4.26 million tons in September). In January-October pig iron output totaled 43.136 million tons, down by 15.5% YoY. Ukraine produced 1.655 million tons of pig iron in October, down by 14.6% YoY (1.6 million tons), with 16.121 million tons manufactured in…

Russia: Zarechnaya Coal Company insolvent

The arbitrary court of the Kemerovo region has introduced 6-months bankruptcy proceedings at the Zarechnaya Coal Company.

Sergey Tushkov has been appointed the insolvency administrator. His report is expected on May 7, 2018.

The company accounts payable are 33.4 billion rubles. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: Volynugol miners on strike

On November 27, 21 miners of the Buzhanskaya mine went on strike. The miners of the third and the fourths shifts remained underground. The protest started after salary was not paid. “The Buzhanskaya miners were not paid August salary in full, and only 10% for September, with nothing for October”, the chairman of the Independent…