In 2017 Olenegorsky Mining and Processing Works, a part of Severstal, will buy four 136-ton Catterpillar-785 dump trucks, the first will be delivered in August. “The company also plans to buy two drilling rigs and a forklift loader”, the company acting CEO Alexei Scherbakov said. OGOK investments in 2017 will total 1.4 billion rubles. Earlier…Details
Aluminum producer RUSAL plans to keep its output on the level of 2016, or 3.685 million tons, in 2017, CEO Vladislav Solovyov said on the sidelines of a forum on April 21. “No less than last year. I think, at last year’s level,” Solovyov said. The Kemerovo region said that RUSAL would raise its investment…Details
The National Bank of Ukraine forecasts that most of metal and coke plants will have improved their output to the level of 2016 by the end of 2017. “The enterprises on the Ukraine-controlled territory, which received raw materials from uncontrolled territory, would gradually reorient themselves to other supply sources, either by increasing output on controlled…Details
According to Module-Ukraine purchasing manager Ilya Begichev, Ukrainian coated metal market in the galvanized rolled metal segment is as follows: 0.7-1.2 mm – 35%, 0.42-0.65 mm – 36%, 0.33-0.4 mm – 30%. Polymer-coated metal market: 0.33-0.4 mm – 29%, 0.42-0.5 mm- 52% and 0.6-0.8 mm – 16%. Module-Ukraine goes on developing and increasing output and…Details
In January-March the Amur region yielded 4677 kg of gold. The state enterprise Petropavlovsk mined the most gold: 1689 kg by Pokrovsky mine, 14171 kg by Albynsky mine and 512 kg by Malomorsky mine. Berezitoviy mine of Nordgold yielded 751 kg. Gold-mining in Amur region continues falling due to the low metal contents in ore.…Details
In 2016 Chelyabinsk Pipe Works sold 1.735 million tons of pipes, down by 16% YoY. The group explains the decrease with the change in supply time to Gazprom and the drop of demand from the traditional pipe consumers. Local ChTPZ sales dropped by 20% YoY, to 1450 thousand tons, while exports grew by 31%, to…Details
In 2016 VSMPO-Avisma received 26.633 billion rubles of net profits, up 1.8-fold YoY. Revenues increased by 4.9%, to 76.2 billion rubles, sales profits – by 1.4%, to 30.27 billion rubles. The company fixed liabilities dropped by 15.9%, to 41.495 billion rubles, current liabilities – by 16.1%, to 31.672 billion rubles. By 2021 the company intends…Details
The authorities of the Schelkovo district of the Moscow region were presented the project of modernization of Schelkovo Iron and Steel Works and the putting into operation of the tin-plate line. According to the production workshop head Vladimir Merkulov, investments will total some 3.5 billion rubles. The main problem in the realization of the project…Details
In 2016 Russia consumed 2.6 million tons of galvanized steel and 1.9 million tons of polymer-coated rolled metal. Metal Profile Company processed and sold some 600 thousand tons of coated metal, according to the company commercial director Dmitry Andreev. The expert noted a worrying trend of thinning metal. In 2015 0.3-0.35 mm thick steel consumption…Details
In 2017-2019 Kolmar intends to spend some 17.4 billion rubles to develop the Inaglinsky mining and processing complex and 11 billion rubles to modernize the Denisovsky GOK in Yakutia. Inaglinsky includes an open-pit and Inaglinskaya mine, as well as the Inaglinskaya-2 processing factory. At present the open-pit yields some 2 million tons of coal and…Details
In January-March Evraz Dneprovsky Iron and Steel Works produced 203 thousand tons of rolled metal, down by 9.4% YoY. Steel output declined by 9.7%, to 243 thousand tons, pig iron – by 11.8%, to 232 thousand tons. In March DMZ produced 70 thousand tons of rolled metal, 79 thousand tons of steel and 78 thousand…Details
The government of Kyrgyzstan proposes to regulate the export of gold ore through taxes, Vice Prime Minister Oleg Pankratov said at a meeting of the parliamentary committee on the fuel, energy complex and subsoil use on April 18. The deputies suggested voicing the government’s position, as they were currently drafting a bill. Therefore, it is…Details
The State Fiscal Service has presented the list of the largest taxpayers in 2016. In two fields – metal and finances – the leaders hail from Dniepropetrovsk region. In metal industry the largest taxpayer was ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih with 2389.4 million UAH, in banking – PrivatBank with 4094 million UAH of taxes. The 100 largest…Details
In January-March Kazakhstan mined 5.3 thousand tons of uranium. “This is down by 13% YoY, and is 24% of the annual target”, the energy minister Kanat Bozumbayev declared. In January Kazatomprom announced the decrease in 2017 uranium output by 10%. “The decrease will exceed 2 thousand tons of uranium of the planned target for 2017.…Details
In January-March Krasnoyarskkraiugol mined over 2 million tons of coal, up by 20% from the target and by 287 thousand tons YoY. Pereyaslovsky and Sayano-Partizansky open-pits showed the highest growth, with the latter increasing output 1.5-fold in 2 years. In 2016 it mined 700 thousand tons of coal. At present the open-pit is preparing the…Details
Severstal Balakovo, a part of Severstal Russian Steel, has started producing hot-rolled wire (wire rod) with 6.5 mm diameter. The quality has been confirmed by the laboratory tests and corresponds to GOST 2590 and TU 14-1-5283-94. The shop can produce some 65 tons of wire rods per hour. The wire rods are used in the…Details
In January-March MMK produced 3.066 million tons of steel, up by 1.4% YoY. According to the company statement, the total loading of capacities at the main site in Magnitogorsk exceeded 94%. Product sales dropped by 2.3% YoY, to 2.723 million tons. High added value products manufacture increased by 5.1%, to 1.313 million tons. The share…Details
Since the beginning of 2017 the Raspadskaya miners have yielded 1 million tons of coal, up by 19% YoY. “Since the end of 2016 the miners have been keeping pace of work. To effectively mine coal this year the company carries out a massive modernization of mining equipment”, the Raspadskaya Coal Company CEO Sergey Stepanov…Details
The head of the Russian Federal Agency on state reserves Dmitry Gogin confirmed that Russia was supporting Donbass enterprises. Earlier the head of the Russian commission “on humanitarian aid” to the territories of the south-eastern districts of Donetsk and Lugansk regions of Ukraine Sergey Nazarov declared, that “companies, affected by the economical and transport blockade,…Details
Kachkanarsky Mining and Processing Works, a part of Evraz, has shipped a batch of pellets to Slovakia. According to the company statement, the customer is the largest iron and steel works of the country – U. S. Steel Kosice. The batch weighs 10 thousand tons. “The pellets fully correspond to the customer requirements as to…Details
In January-March Interpipe Steel produced 181 thousand tons of steel, up by 23.1% YoY.
According to the company statement, in March the works produced 65 thousand tons of steel against 55 thousand in February.
In 2016 Interpipe Steel increased steel output by 2% YoY, to 614 thousand tons. (Ukrainian metal)
Coal imports from Russia in Q1 reached 221 thousand tons from the total volume of 413 thousand tons. According to the Ministry of energy and coal industry, from the South African Republic Ukrainian thermal power plants received 72.9 thousand tons of coal, and from Poland – 118.9 thousand tons. Coal stocks increased by 5.2% MoM…Details
In January-March Irkutsk region mined 2220 kg of ore gold, down by 17% YoY, or by 444 kg. At present gold is mined by Druza, Pervenets, a part of Polyus, and Vysochaishiy. In particular, Druza mined 150.3 kg of gold, down by 5% YoY, Pervenets – 1267.9 kg, down by 1.6% YoY, and Vysochaishiy –…Details
According to the Federal Service of State Statistics, in January-March Russia produced 898 thousand tons of metal structures, up by 15.5% YoY.
In March metal structures output increased by 11% MoM and by 6.7% YoY. (Ukrainian metal)
In 2017 Krasnoyarsk Krai intends to produce 57.7 tons of gold, down by 8.1% YoY. According to the regional ministry of industry, energy and trade, nickel output would grow by 7.3% YoY, to 180 thousand tons. Last year the region yielded 62.8 tons of gold, up by 21.5% YoY, and 167.7 thousand tons of nickel.…Details
According to the Federal Service of State Statistics, in January-March Russia produced 14.6 million tons of rolled metal, up by 2.5% YoY.
Pig iron manufacture dropped by 1.1%, to 13 million tons, while that of pipes increased by 10%, to 1.5 million tons. (Ukrainian metal)