Russia: BoAZ and SFMZ fined

The Federal Service of ecological, technical and nuclear supervision has fined Boguchansk Aluminum Works and Sorsk Ferromolybdenum Works. BoAZ was checked on November 28 – December 23, 2016 and fined for 40 thousand rubles for illegal construction of heating power plants. While SFMZ was accused of violations of the waterworks safety operation, and fined for…

Russia: Moscow shuts down Rezhnickel

The Moscow shareholders of Rezhnickel, a part of Rusnickel, have started shutting down the works. Some 850 employees will be sent to forced vacation with two thirds of salary. Around 100 employees will be left looking after the shops. The machinery could be put back into operation as soon as the market situation improves. But…

Russia: metal prices up in 2016

Prices of industrial manufacturers in December 2016 increased by 0.6%, according to Rosstat.

In 2016 prices went up by 7.4% YoY.

Metal companies demonstrated the highest increase in prices – by 3.6% in December, or by 18.1% in 2016. (Ukrainian metal)

Belarus: mining output down in 2016

In 2016 volumes of industrial output in Belarus totaled Br79.4 billion, down by 0.4% YoY.

According to the National Statistics Committee, output volumes in mining industry reached 99.3%, in processing – 99.9%.

In December 2016 industrial output increased by 5.1% YoY. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: electricity consumption by metal companies in 2016

In 2016 Ukrainian metal companies increased electricity consumption by 0.02% YoY, to 28.76 billion kW-h.

According to the Ministry of energy and coal industry, machine-building companies increased electricity consumption by 0.2%, to 3.676 billion kW-h, while chemical companies consumed 2.968 billion kW-h of electricity, down by 3.8%. (Ukrainian metal)

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…

Belarus: metal exports via BUCE up in 2016

Merchandise export via the Belarusian Universal Commodity Exchange (BUCE) rose by nearly 30% in 2016, BUCE Press Secretary Roman Yaniv reported. According to the source, the sum of export deals facilitated by the Belarusian Universal Commodity Exchange totaled Br629 million in 2016, up by 29% YoY. The export of metal products rose by 7% primarily…

Russia: ferrous metals railroad transportation down in 2016

In 2016 Russian railroads transported 1.222 billion tons of cargo, up by 0.6% YoY.

In particular coal transportation grew by 1.7% YoY, to 328.6 million tons, iron and manganese ore – by 0.5%, to 109.5 million tons. At the same time transshipment of ferrous metals dropped by 0.5% YoY, to 71.01 million tons. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: metal prices up in 2016

In 2016 Ukrainian metal manufacturers increased prices by 35.7% YoY. In 2015 prices grew by 25.4% YoY, in 2014 – by 31.7%. According to the State Statistics Service, coal and metallic ore prices saw the largest increase – by 18.6% and by 18.9% YoY. In December 2016 iron ore prices grew by 20.4% and of…

Kazakhstan: metal prices up in 2016

In 2016 prices of the companies in the processing industry grew by 19.6%, in mining – by 14.1%. The wares produced became more expensive by 16.8% YoY, and services – by 3.6%. The largest increase was observed in ferroalloys – by 54%, lead – by 51.9%, rolled ferrous metals – by 39.8%, precious metals –…

Russia: new beryllium project planned

Expert Council of the Industry’s Development Fund approved 12 preferential loans amounting up to 2.93 billion rubles (approximately $48.305 million). According to one of them, company Rare Metals of Siberia plans to organize a plant to process beryllium ores into pure beryllium and its compounds. Rare Metals of Siberia has a technology for primary raw…