The Expert RA rating agency has confirmed Metalloinvest rating at the ruAA- level with positive outlook. The analysts have positively estimated the financial and operational results of the group in 9 months of 2018, including its vertical integration, high added value output growth and prime cost level control. The increase in profitability and optimization of…Details
Russian aluminum producer RUSAL has appointed Independent Director Jean-Pierre Thomas as the chairman of the board of directors, the company said in a statement on December 28. The decision will enter in force from January 1, 2019. Thomas was appointed as an independent director in June. According to a Reuters report, the appointment of a…Details
Donetsk metal industry decreased output in January-November by 3.5% YoY. At the same time coal mining grew by 11.1%, to 10.6 million tons. Coke manufacture increased by 9.1%, to 4.8 million tons. Pig iron output totaled 7.5 million tons, down by 0.5%, steel – 7.2 million tons, down by 3.5%, and rolled metal – 3.6…Details
This year the DTEK Pavlogradskoye Mine Group extracted 4 million tons of coal, enough for one heat and power plant operation for a year. “To reach this amount, we have invested 300 million UAH in new machinery and repairs”, the company said. Since the start of the year the mine group has put into operation…Details
In November Russia produced 5.68 million tons of steel, down by 4% YoY, with 5.866 million tons of steel manufactured in October. In 11 months steel output grew by 0.9% YoY, to 65.812 million tons. Ukraine, though no longer a part of CIS, decreased steel output in November by 11.2% YoY, to 1.658 million tons…Details
In 2018 Rusolovo produced 1.5 thousand tons of tin concentrate at its deposits in Khabarovsk region. The output grew by 50% YoY. In 2019 it is expected to increase manufacture to 2 thousand tons. By late 2022 Rusolovo plans to have commissioned a mining and processing works at the Pravourminskoye deposits, increasing tin concentrate output…Details
Belarus Iron and Steel Works has signed an agreement with Continental concern to supply 32.8 thousand tons of metal cord in 2019. This is the record high volume in 23 years of the companies’ cooperation. The companies started cooperating in 1995 with 15 thousand tons of metal. In 2018 BMZ shipped some 30 thousand tons…Details
From January 1, 2019 a new GOST 34028-2015 “Reinforcement bars for ferroconcrete structures. Technical conditions” will come into effect. The standard covers various rebars of A240, A400, A500 and A600 classes, as well as Ap600, A800 and A1000. Such rebars are made of alloyed and non-alloyed steel. At the same time GOST 5781-82, GOST 10884-94…Details
Since Alchevsk Iron and Steel Works resumed operation in December 2017, it has produced some 1.5 million tons of metal. Before the war with Russia-supported terrorists, in 2013 the works increased rolled metal output to 3.8 million tons, steel – to 4.2 million tons and pig iron – to 3.8 million tons. After the start…Details
In October Metinvest decreased EBITDA by 13.15% MoM, to $211 million, having increased its revenue by 2.31%, to $932 million. That month Metinvest sold 439 thousand tons of semi-finished products at $201 million and 742 thousand tons of ready-made products at $484 million. The company also sold 175 thousand tons of coke at $51 million,…Details
Two auctions to sell assets and equipment of AS KVV Liepājas metalurgs at the initial price of EUR 2.64 million have been announced. At one auction with the price of EUR 2.417 million 718 units of machinery and assets will be sold, including boilers, diesel engines, cars, etc. The second auction will see the assets…Details
The Cabinet of Ministers has prolonged the exemption of the scrap trade from VAT. The government has prolonged the effect of its decree No. 15 dated January 12, 2011. Thus, all trade operations with scrap and waste of ferrous and non-ferrous metals are exempt from VAT till January 1, 2022. It is expected to improve…Details
Interpipe has held extraordinary meetings of shareholders at its enterprises. In particular, Interpipe Novomoskovsk Pipe Works (Interpipe NMTZ) has been reorganized from the public joint stock company into a private joint stock company. The enterprise has also renewed its statutory documents. Interpipe Nizhnedneprovsk Pipe Works (Interpipe NTZ) has kept the public status, but decreased the…Details
Alisher Usmanov says the Udokan copper project has attracted $1.225 billion. The developer of the project, the largest copper deposit in the world – Baikal Mining Company intended to attract the funds in early 2019. The reserves of the deposit are 15 million tons and resources – 26.7 million tons. The commission of the first…Details
In 2013-2017 the major metal companies have been seriously decreasing the number of their employees.
In particular, Evraz fired 40 thousand people, and Severstal – some 10 thousand.
At the same time at present Severstal intends to hire new personnel for Yakovlevsky GOK. (Ukrainian metal)
Kuzbassrazrezugol has fulfilled the annual manufacturing goal in advance. So far the group has mined 47.9 million tons of coal. Some 500 thousand tons of coal are expected to have been mined by the end of the year. Thus, this year the group will extract 48.4 million tons of coal, up by 1% from the…Details
Rusal announces the resignation of Matthias Warnig from the office of the chairman of the board.
Warnig was elected a member of the board in June 2012.
In October 2012 he was elected chairman of the board.
The new chairman will be chosen at the next meeting of the board. (Ukrainian metal)
Chelyabinsk Iron and Steel Works has received a certificate to produce switch rails.
By the end of December the company intends to have produced 600 tons of new rails.
The certificate for OR65 rails of the NT260 category is valid for 5 years.
So far ChMK produces 5 types of rails. (Ukrainian metal)
Cherepovets Iron and Steel Works has finished the reconstruction of the cut to length machine no. 4 in the metal finishing shop No. 2. The work has been carried out in 50 days. Investments in the project totaled 400 million rubles. The modernized machine can process metal with the thickness of 4 to 16 mm.…Details
More than 1.7 million tons of coal were produced in January-November in Tajikistan, according to the Tajik Ministry of Industry and New Technologies. Moreover, according to official statistics, as of early December, about 1.6 million of coal were mined in the republic. In Tajikistan, coal mining and production is carried out at 14 deposits. The…Details
The Central Bank of Armenia set the following prices for precious metals on December 26.
The price of gold is set at 19570.34 drams, down by 7.68 drams.
Silver price dropped by 0.09 drams, to 228.27 drams.
The price of platinum went down by 4.83 drams, to 12288.33 drams. (Armenpress/Ukrainian metal)
In January-November Zabaikalye region extracted some 20 million tons of coal.
Traditionally SUEK contributed most of the yield.
This year the region expects to mine 21 million tons of coal.
In particular, SUEK plans to extract 5.9 million tons of coal, up by 15% YoY. (Ukrainian metal)
According to the National Statistics Bureau of Georgia (Geostat), in January-November pig iron and steel semi-finished products exports to Turkey dropped by 23.5% YoY, to 46 thousand tons valued at $22 million, down by 9.3%. The trade with Turkey in the period was some $1.6 billion, including $216.9 million of exports and $.13 billion of…Details
The Novosibirsk subsidiary of the First Cargo Company in November increased ferrous metals scrap deliveries to 41.3 thousand tons (680 cars). Throughput grew 1.5-fold YoY, to 63.2 million ton-km. “The positive dynamics has to do with the growth of transportation to NLMK-Ural”, the subsidiary deputy director on transportation Sergey Korchagin said. The cargo was transported…Details