For the sixth year in a row Russia has been retaining the third position in the world ranking of gold extraction, following China and Australia. In 2018 Russia extracted 329.9 tons of gold, up by 3.7% YoY. The leading positions in Russia are held by Krasnoyarsk and Magadan regions, as well as the Republic of…Details
Artem Akinfiyev has been appointed Severstal Russian Steel pipe manufacture director – Izhorsky Pipe Works general manager. He started his work with Severstal as a mechanic-repairman at Cherepovets Iron and Steel Works. From May 2017 till July 2019 he has been Severstal – Bar Works Balakovo CEO. Dmitriy Pokrovskiy, who has been managing ITZ until…Details
In April-June Metalloinvest increased iron ore output by 4.8% QoQ, to 10.063 million tons. The increase is due to the processing of a better quality ore as well as the decrease in repair time of machinery. Pellets manufacture went up by 5.7%, to 7.23 million tons, and hot-briquetted/directly reduced iron – by 0.4%, to 2.029…Details
ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih has opened a new metal warehouse in the city of Dnipro. The warehouse is situated on the left bank of the river Dnipro close to a traffic intersection and railroad. The site is expected to sell some 5 thousand tons of metal each month. The warehouse can store up to 10 thousand…Details
In January-June iron ore manufacture at Metinvest enterprises grew by 3% YoY, to 14.454 million tons. In Q2 concentrate output increased by 1% QoQ, to 7.25 million tons, mostly due to the growth of output at SevGOK by 87 thousand tons, which compensated for the drop of 41 thousand tons at InGOK. Pellets manufacture increased…Details
Spetstrade Ltd LLC in April-July received several orders from state mine groups to supply various products made mostly of steel valued at 112.69 million UAH. In particular, Toretskugol placed orders for 54.97 million UAH, Mirnogradugol – 44.99 million UAH and Selidovugol – 12.73 million UAH. The most expensive agreement with Mirnogradugol (37.58 million UAH) presupposes…Details
In January-June Metinvest produced 3.923 million tons of steel and 4.008 million tons of pig iron, up by 3% but down by 7% YoY respectively. Coke manufacture dropped by 7%, to 2.48 million tons. In Q2 steel output increased by 2% QoQ, to 1.982 million tons, and pig iron – by 5%, to 2.051 million…Details
Russia can limit the export of ferrous and non-ferrous metals scrap to countries, which are not parts of the Eurasian Economic Union from January 1, 2020. The exports will be limited to the volumes purchased at the exchange. This will make the scrap exports more transparent. For the past 10 years Russia has been procuring…Details
Gaysky Mining and Processing Works has finished assembling all the units of the skip hoist manufactured by Uralmashzavod. It will replace the outdated machine currently in use. This is the final stage of the Expluatatsionnaya mine reconstruction, which Gaysky GOK has been carrying out since 2011. The mine has to be commissioned in August. (Ukrainian…Details
Energomashspetsstal has shipped the second batch of supporting rolls to Essar Steel, India. The batch comprised 4 bulk rolls with the combined weight of 107 tons. According to the agreement signed in 2018 EMSS has to produce and ship 12 supporting rolls for the cold- and hot-rolling mills until the end of the year. So…Details
In January-June Chelyabinsk Zinc Works decreased net profit almost 2-fold YoY, to 1.754 billion rubles.
Revenue dropped by 25%, to 13.124 billion rubles.
Gross profit fell by 20%, to 3.729 billion rubles. (Ukrainian metal)
According to Chinese customs office, in June imports of raw nickel increased by 18.5% MoM and by 35.6% YoY, to 21.127 thousand tons. Russia contributed the most to this increase – 10894 tons, up by 1360% MoM and by 228% YoY. In 6 months China imported 96.4 thousand tons of raw nickel, down by 25.7%…Details
In January-June Norilsk Nickel received 201.86 billion rubles of net profit, up 2.3-fold YoY.
Revenue grew by 41.6%, to 397.19 billion rubles.
Gross profit went up by 46%, to 259.56 billion rubles, and sales profit – by 51.2%, to 235.97 billion rubles.
EBITDA increased 2.3-fold, to 254.33 billion rubles. (Ukrainian metal)
U.K.-based mining giant Evraz, which operates mainly in Russia, increased steel production by 2.7% YoY, to 6.995 million tons in January-June, the company said in a statement on July 31.
In April-June steel production of the company went up by 0.5% QoQ, to 3.507 million tons. (Prime/Ukrainian metal)
According to the strategic plan of the Ministry of Industry and Infrastructure Development of Kazakhstan for 2017-2021, the planned volume of coal extraction for 2019 is 107.1 million tons, the ministry reported. “The fuels and minerals base of Kazakhstan’s coal industry is sufficient enough and notwithstanding large volumes of extraction, the coal stockpiles are still…Details
In January-June Bratsk Ferroalloys Works increased FS-75 ferrosilicon sales 2-fold YoY.
The growth is due to the changes in sales structure: the demand for the 75% silicon content alloy on the foreign markets has significantly increased.
83% of the exports went to the countries of the Asian-Pacific region. (Ukrainian metal)
Nuclear Power Systems of Ukraine, a part of which belongs to the owner of the ATB retail network, has made considerable investments in the development of a uranium deposit. In 2017 the company received licenses from the State service of geology and subsoil of Ukraine to develop uranium ore deposits in Dniepropetrovsk and Nikolayev regions…Details
In January-June Vostochniy Mining and Processing Works decreased uranium oxide concentrate by 24.2% YoY, to 455.7 tons. In January the company produced 72.6 tons of concentrate, in February – 93.7 tons, in March – 84.3 tons, in April – 72.9 tons, in May – 52.2 tons and in June – 80 tons. In 2018 uranium…Details
Zlatoust Electrometallurgical Works intends to commission a new press-forge machine. This will be the second step in the modernization program, in the past two years. Previously ZEMZ has commissioned a site of the thermal roasting, having assembled 5 Bosio kilns there. The press-forge machine has arrived from Danieli, Italy. The machine is expected to be…Details
New Ore Company LLC, owning 15 licenses for the development of sites in the Far East, intends in 2021 to commission the Petukh ore occurrence in Magadan region, and in 2020 to start developing the Morozkinskoye deposit in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia). Petukh reserves are estimated at 52 tons of gold with the possible…Details
Mednogorsk Copper-Sulfur Works has received a new railroad crane manufactured by the Kirov Machine-Building Works named after May 1.
The cost of the machine is some 22 million rubles.
The lifting capacity of the crane is 25 tons.
Now the company has 4 units of lifting machinery. (Ukrainian metal)
In January-June Interpipe Nizhnedneprovsk Pipe-Rolling Plant increased net profit 2.1-fold YoY, to 1.918 billion UAH.
Net income grew by 8.3%, to 7.639 billion UAH.
Undistributed profit as of the end of the first half-year totaled 2.179 billion UAH. (Ukrainian metal)
In 2018 Rusal Armenal assets grew by 4% YoY, to 48.4 billion drams ($100.1 million), as opposed to the growth of 2.6% in 2017. The growth was mostly driven by the increase of the current assets – by 12.3%, to 20.1 billion drams ($41.6 million). Accounts receivable dropped by 90.6%, to 402.4 million drams ($0.832…Details
In January-June the sea trade port St. Petersburg transshipped 3.5 million tons of cargo, down by 7% YoY. Ferrous metals throughput dropped by 26%, to 1.5 million tons. The decrease is due to the drop of exports. At the same time non-ferrous metals throughput increased by 20%, to 0.705 million tons. Throughput of scrap remained…Details