Since the start of the year Russky Ugol (Russian Coal) has increased coal output in Krasnoyarsk region by 13% YoY, to 350 thousand tons, at the Sayano-Partizansky pit alone. By the end of the year the output will have increased by 20%. In Q1 75% of all coal mined was exported. Last year the company…Details
In January-March VSMPO-Avisma received 18.033 billion rubles of revenue, up by 1% YoY.
Net profit dropped by 20%, to 4.069 billion rubles, mostly because of the strengthening of the Russian ruble exchange rate as to Q1 2017.
Last year the group net profit decreased 2-fold YoY, to 12.8 billion rubles. (Ukrainian metal)
Kuzbassrazrezugol intends to construct 2 processing factories – at the Bachatskiy and Krasnobrodksy open pits. According to UGMK-Holding LLC CEO Andrei Kozitsyn, the project will start after 2020, when the processing factory at the Taldinsky open pit is commissioned. “Thus we will be processing all the coal we mine. In 4 years we will be…Details
NLMK will construct another continuous-casting machine to replace the one, operating since 1976. SMS group will supply all the necessary machinery. The capacity of the new CCM will be 2 million tons per year. The new machine will allow NLMK producing billets with the thickness of 400 mm and width of 2800 mm. The CCM…Details
The prices of main precious metals decreased in Azerbaijan on May 21, according to the data published by the Central Bank. The cost of gold decreased by 6.8755 manats, to 2189.753 manats per troy ounce compared to the price on May 18. The cost of silver decreased by 0.0497 manats, to 27.8482 manats per ounce.…Details
ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih railroad shop resumed operation after a 3-day strike. According to the union, the management agreed to increase the wages to the railroad employees: to 18 thousand UAH to locomotive drivers, 15 thousand UAH to their assistants and 14 thousand UAH to shunters. At the same time, employees of the mining department railroad…Details
Russian aluminum giant UC RUSAL has not received a notification of resignation of Oleg Deripaska, the company said in a press release on May 21. “As at the date of this announcement, the company has not received any formal resignation from Mr. Deripaska,” RUSAL said. On May 18 En+ Group announced resignation of Deripaska from…Details
The London Metal Exchange (LME) plans to lift a ban on trading of some products of Russian aluminum giant UC RUSAL that was introduced earlier due to the U.S. sanctions, Bloomberg reported on May 21 citing Hong Kong Economic Journal. LME is currently in talks with the government to study a possibility of trade of…Details
Last week, the price of one ounce of gold in Azerbaijan decreased by 52,343 manats or by 2.3336%. Accordingly, the average price of one ounce of gold stood at 2,211.7221 manats. The price of one ounce of silver decreased by 0,499 manats or by 1.7572%, to 27.97428 manats. The price of one ounce of platinum…Details
In 2018 Polymetal Int plans to obtain 16.3 tons of gold equivalent in Magadan region. In Q2 the group intends to resume the seasonal operation of the Birkachan heap leaching site. According to the company CEO Vitaliy Nesis, by 2020 output will have increased due to the commissioning of the new mine at the Teploye…Details
Bystrinsky Mining and Processing Works has started selling magnetite (iron ore) concentrate. The first batch of 680 tons has been shipped to China. In May some 10 thousand tons of the concentrate will be sold. In April the works started selling copper concentrate. 4.5 thousand tons have been sold to China. BGOK also intends to…Details
The council on the strategic development of the MMK Group has approved the project on the construction of the blast furnace slag dry cooling machine.
The cost of the project is 3 billion rubles.
It will undergo an expertise soon.
The project will be carried out by Shlakservice LLC, a part of MMK. (Ukrainian metal)
The new shareholders of Evraz Yuzhkoks have changed the company name to Yuzhkoks and reelected the supervisory board. The board chairman Alexander Maryanchuk, as well as the Evraz-DMZ, Evraztrans Ukraine LLC and Evraz Ukraine LLC legal department director Lyudmila Garmash and Evraz-DMZ sales management customs declaration department director Dmitry Skotarenko have been removed from the…Details
The Verkhovna Rada has adopted the decree on increasing scrap export duty to 42 euro per ton for 1 year. 248 members of the parliament voted in favor of the decree with the minimum required number of 226. The decree was registered on April 4. But it suggested prolonging the current scrap duty (with the…Details
Karelsky Okatysh has assembled two fine crushers manufactured by Uralmashzavod. After the machines pass all the tests, they will be put into operation. In the past several years Uralmashzavod has supplied a large lot of crushing machinery to Karelsky Okatysh. In particular, the medium crushing line has been completely replaced. Now the fine crushing line…Details
In January-April Zabaykalye region shipped 7.186 million tons of coal, down by 7.6% YoY.
According to the regional ministry of natural resources, in January-April 2017 7.777 million tons of coal were shipped from coal deposits.
In 2017 the region mined 21.3 million tons of coal. (Ukrainian metal)
Oleg Ryabko has been appointed the new CEO of the scrap-procuring group of companies Meta. In his new office Ryabko will be responsible for the management of the scrap-procuring business, improving its efficiency, reaching financial and manufacturing goals, etc. Andrei Pavlov, who has previously managed the company, decided to leave the office as his contract…Details
Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) of the Russian pipe producer TMK increased by 13% YoY, to $160 million in January-March, as calculated under International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), the company said in a statement on May 18.
Revenue grew by 35%, to $1.274 billion. (Prime/Ukrainian metal)
It is the first time during 12 years when there is a threat of financial crisis to the company. The reason is evident – dramatic drop in production output. Initially it was caused by stoppage of half of BFs, then failed attempt to restart BF-9 after capital repair, and finally the recent actions of the…Details
The cost of precious metals varied in Azerbaijan on May 18, according to the data published by the Central Bank. The cost of gold and silver increased, while the cost of platinum and palladium decreased on May 18 compared to May 17. The cost of gold increased by 0.628 manats, while the cost of silver…Details
In January-April Moldova Iron and Steel Works increased bars output 2-fold YoY, to 185 thousand tons. The increase has to do with a low comparison base because of the limited scrap supplies in 2017. Rebars manufacture increased 2.6-fold, to 110 thousand tons, while that of wire rod – by 50%, to 75 thousand tons. In…Details
In January-March Sinarsky Pipe Works received 94 million rubles of net profit, down 6-fold YoY.
At the same time the company revenue increased by 1.5 billion rubles, to 10.45 billion rubles.
Gross profit dropped from 1.7 billion rubles to 1.2 billion rubles. (Ukrainian metal)
In January-March Korshunovsky Mining and Processing Works received 214.1 million rubles of net profit, down 8-fold YoY. According to the company statement, its net income was 1.7 billion rubles. Revenue dropped 2-fold, to 1.6 billion rubles. “The dynamics of the revenue and net profit is explained by the drop of iron ore concentrate output and…Details
In January-March Zabaykalye region produced 290.3 tons of tungsten concentrate, down by 45.7% YoY. The decrease has to do with the drop of output volumes at Novoorlovsky Mining and Processing Works. Two companies are developing tungsten deposits in the region – Novoorlovsky GOK and Bom-Gorkhonsky Mine LLC. Novoorlovsky GOK develops and processes tungsten ore of…Details
In March Russia exported 415.8 thousand tons of ferrous scrap, up by 9.5% MoM and by 19% YoY. In February the results were +10.7% and +88.6%, while in January -45.6% and +38.7% respectively. In January-March exports reached 1.14 million tons, up by 43% YoY, and the highest result in 10 years. Turkey imported 45% of…Details
This year Kuzbassrazrezugol will spend over 16 billion rubles on the development of its manufacturing capacities, as well as social programs in the Kemerovo region. Last year the company invested 15.6 billion rubles, including 14.6 billion rubles in development, and 311.5 million rubles in state and regional social programs. This year industrial investments will grow…Details