Ukraine: pellets exports in January-October 2017

In January-October Ferrexpo exported 8.491 million tons of iron ore pellets. In particular, its Poltava Mining and Processing Works exported 6.331 million tons of pellets, while Yeristovo GOK – 2.16 million tons. Meanwhile Metalloinvest exported 4.711 million tons of pellets (Mikhailovsky GOK – 2.76 million tons, Lebedinsky GOK – 1.951 million tons). Karelsky Okatysh, a…


Ukraine: ISD loses AMK

Alchevsk Iron and Steel Works, situated on the temporarily uncontrolled territory of Ukraine, and a part of the Industrial Union of Donbass, has been transferred to the management of Vneshtorgservice of the fugitive businessman Sergey Kurchenko. The same earlier happened with the number of Metinvest companies. At present, according to sources, representatives of the company…


Kazakhstan: coal exported to Finland and Japan

In January-October Kazakhstan exported 23.4 million tons of coal. “Kazakhstan’s coal is mainly exported to the Russian Federation, Central Asia, and several countries of Europe. This year, we have shipped high-quantity coal, more than 2.4 million tons, to Finland. We have started exporting our coal to Japan (the government of the Russian Federation has issued…


Ukraine: Donetsk region coal output down in January-October 2017

In January-October the part of Donetsk region, controlled by Ukraine, decreased coal output by 26.8% YoY, to 8.7 million tons.

According to the Main office of the State Statistics Service in the region, in October coal mining increased by 3.5% YoY, but dropped by 37.9% MoM. (Ukrainian metal)

Kazakhstan: uranium output down in January-October 2017

In January-October Kazakhstan produced 19.2 thousand tons of uranium, down by 5.5% YoY.

According to the Ministry of Energy press-service, in 2016 uranium output totaled 24 thousand tons, in 2015 – 23.8 thousand tons.

Kazakhstan is the world leader in natural uranium mining. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Zarechnaya Coal Company insolvent

The arbitrary court of the Kemerovo region has introduced 6-months bankruptcy proceedings at the Zarechnaya Coal Company.

Sergey Tushkov has been appointed the insolvency administrator. His report is expected on May 7, 2018.

The company accounts payable are 33.4 billion rubles. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: Volynugol miners on strike

On November 27, 21 miners of the Buzhanskaya mine went on strike. The miners of the third and the fourths shifts remained underground. The protest started after salary was not paid. “The Buzhanskaya miners were not paid August salary in full, and only 10% for September, with nothing for October”, the chairman of the Independent…


Ukraine: AMK owing over 870 million UAH for electricity

The Lugansk Power Enterprise LLC has published a list of debtors. According to the company statement on its Facebook page, Alchevsk Iron and Steel Works, situated on the temporarily uncontrolled territory but reregistered on controlled territory, owes it 870.584 million UAH as of November 24. DTEK Sverdlovantrazit owes 463.145 million UAH, DTEK Rovenkiantrazit – 2.131…


Ukraine: Mariupol Ilyich carries on with large-scale modernization program

Mariupol Ilyich Iron and Steel Works carries out a major reconstruction program to improve its positions on foreign markets. Thus, the company has signed an agreement with Primetals Technologies Austria for the delivery of machinery to reconstruct the 1700 sheet-rolling shop valued at over $25 million. “The world metal market is changing and we are…