In January-March Kazakhstan produced 63.2 billion tenge worth of iron ore, up by 0.8% YoY. Kostanay region saw the largest output (87.1%, or 55.1 billion tenge, down by 2.9%). It was followed by Karaganda region (10.4%, 6.6 billion tenge, up by 26.4%) and Akmola region (1.6%, 1 billion tenge, up by 41.8%). Processing industry saw…Details
Kolmar LLC has put into operation the Denisovskaya Processing Factory in Yakutia. According to the company CEO Artem Levin, the factory was constructed record-fast – it took less than a year from the start of the design work to the construction. This year the factory is expected to reach its full capacity of 6 million…Details
In January-March Raspadskaya sold 1.9 million tons of coal concentrate, up by 12% YoY and by 6% QoQ. Domestic sales accounted for 545 thousand tons and exports for 1.4 million tons. The sales price grew by 12% QoQ, with domestic prices up by 15%, and export prices by 13%. Coal output increased by 4% YoY…Details
Since April 20 the processing factories of Rusolovo have started operating in normal mode. This is the first time that the season starts so early. Prior to the official commissioning the factories were operating in the testing mode. The commissioning of the Solnechnaya factory was complicated by the problems with the frozen water pipeline. “The…Details
In January-March Norilsk Nickel produced 54 thousand tons of nickel, up by 1% YoY. The manufacture of the company own raw materials totaled 53 thousand tons, up by 8%. The increase has to do with the growth of converter matte processing. Copper output totaled 112 thousand tons, up by 18%. The manufacture of copper from…Details
Severstal has started manufacturing high-strength and wear-resistant steel grades. Their usage decreases the thickness of rolled metal used by increasing its strength, thus affecting the railroad cargo throughput. The company has also presented two-layer steel grades. “The Cherepovets Iron and Steel Works two-layer metal could replace foreign analogues on the Russian market, which the railroad…Details
The industrial port of Cherepovets Iron and Steel Works has started the 2018 navigation. The first vessels with metal will head to St Petersburg, Samara, Ulyanovsk, Taganrog and Nizhny Novgorod. The warehouses stock some 40 thousand tons of metal. The warehousing territory has been increased by one third. In 2017 the CherMK port throughput was…Details
Ireland has considered several scenarios of intervention in operations of a local plant of Russian aluminum maker RUSAL Aughinish Alumina after the U.S. sanctions. Yet all of them have been rejected, Reuters reported, citing a source with knowledge of the situation. On April 6 the U.S. imposed sanctions against 38 Russian tycoons, officials and companies…Details
Russia’s RUSAL will overhaul its board and management in the hope the U.S. will remove the aluminum firm from a sanctions list so it can restart shipments to its customers around the world, Reuters reported citing two sources. The sources, familiar with the developments but who asked not to be named because they were not…Details
In 2017 Zaporizhstal increased net profit 2.5-fold YoY, to 5.118 billion UAH, having increased its net income by 5.2%, to 33.208 billion UAH. According to the company statement, the prime cost of metal sold totaled 23.724 billion UAH. Last year Zaporizhstal produced 3926.4 thousand tons of steel, up by 0.9% YoY. The company also produced…Details
It is planned to produce 20 tons of mercury, 104 tons of antimony and 3,450 tons of fluorite (fluorspar concentrate) this year at Khaidarkan mercury plant, the Chairman of the Central Committee of the Mining and Metallurgical Trade Union Eldar Tadzhibaev declared. According to him, in the first quarter of the year the enterprise received…Details
Ukrainian steelmakers boosted steel output by 4.7% YoY in March, to 1.7 million tons, having slid from the 12th to the 14th place in the international steelmakers rating drawn up by the World Steel Association (WSA). In January-March Ukraine reduced steel production by 2.8% YoY. China continued to top the rating in March with 73.9…Details
In February Metinvest increased the adjusted EBITDA by 29.8% YoY, to $196 million, but dropped by 14% MoM. According to the company statement, its revenue grew by 54.5% YoY, but decreased by 9.4% MoM, to $914 million. In February Metinvest increased metal sales by 47.6% YoY, but decreased by 18.2% MoM, to 1.287 million tons.…Details
In January-March Ukraine produced 4.59 million tons of metal, down by 2% YoY, taking into account operation of metal enterprises in January-February 2017 on the occupied territories. Without them metal output increased by 8% YoY. Exports totaled 3.23 million tons, or 83.3% of the overall output, down from 85% in Q1 2017, or 3.97 million…Details
In January-March Mechel decreased its net losses 1.7-fold YoY, to 5.1 billion rubles. According to the company statement, its revenue grew 2.2-fold, to 2 billion rubles. Gross profit increased 2.1-fold, to 2 billion rubles. Sales profit totaled 1.6 billion rubles, up 2.8-fold. The company fixed liabilities increased by 2.6%, to 239.7 billion rubles, while current…Details
ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih intends to spend the 2017 profit on the manufacture development.
The decision was taken at the recent annual shareholders meeting. A new supervisory board and revision committee have also been elected.
Last year AMKR received 66.19 billion UAH of net income, with net profit at 5.06 billion UAH. (Ukrainian metal)
China National Petroleum Corporation is building a mini-pipe works with the capacity of 100 thousand tons per year. The works will occupy a territory of 18.3 ha in the industrial zone of Almaty. Investments in the project will total $100 million, with a half to be provided by the Chinese investor. In the long-term it…Details
Information from anonymous sources of agencies Reuters and Bloomberg about Russian aluminum giant UC RUSAL is questionable, the company said on its Facebook page on April 27. “In connection with publication of reports about RUSAL by agencies Reuters and Bloomberg based on information received from anonymous sources of questionable quality, RUSAL’s press office states the…Details
AzerGold closed joint stock company intends to work out a strategic roadmap for integrated development of the mining industry in Azerbaijan, Zakir Ibrahimov, chairman of board of AzerGold CJSC, said. “We intend to work out a strategic roadmap that will reflect a number of key tasks to develop the mining industry in Azerbaijan, as well…Details
Oleg Deripaska plans to keep control over RUSAL even as the Russian aluminum giant battles for survival in the face of harsh U.S. sanctions, Bloomberg reported on April 26, citing people familiar with the matter. Deripaska was counting on lobbying by European governments to help ease the U.S. sanctions, said the people, who asked not…Details
Sinida-1, a part of Seligdar, has started the ore gold mining season. On April 25, after a winter break and modernization, the gold-extracting factory at the Nerundinskoye deposits (Buryatia) was put into operation. “We expect increase in gold extraction. We plan to reach 74% of extraction as opposed to 45% last year. This will be…Details
Izhstal has been included into the registry of suppliers approved by the Pipe Metallurgical Company. TMK has included Izhstal into its list following the audit of the Pipe Industry Research Institute. The audit has confirmed the Izhstal correspondence with the requirements of ISO 9001, supply agreements and legislation. “This allows us selling metal products to…Details
In 2017 Evraz Dneprovsky Iron and Steel Works received the net profit of 2.38 billion UAH as opposed to the net loss of 322.75 million UAH in 2016. Last year the company increased its net income by 56.6% YoY, to 15.78 billion UAH. In 2017 Evraz DMZ produced 174.54 thousand tons of pig iron, 495.68…Details
In 2017 Interpipe Nizhnedneprovsk Pipe-rolling Works received 313.4 million UAH of net profit as opposed to the net loss of 1.14 billion UAH in 2016. Last year the company increased net income 2.1-fold YoY, to 10.42 billion UAH. EBITDA reached 279.87 million UAH as opposed to the negative result of 1.31 billion UAH in 2016.…Details
In 2017 Ferrotrading LLC, specializing in the processing of secondary metals and alloys, decreased net profit by 34% YoY, to 8.287 million UAH.
Net income grew 2.1-fold, to 214.252 million UAH.
EBITDA fell to 8.404 million UAH from 12.563 million UAH in 2016. (Ukrainian metal)
In January-March Dneprovsky Iron and Steel Works, sold by Evraz to DCH, produced 154 thousand tons of steel, down by 36.1% YoY and by 40.1% QoQ. Pig iron output fell by 34.1% YoY and by 39% QoQ, to 153 thousand tons. The fall in the output has to do with the unstable operation of the…Details