The nickel output of the Russian metals giant Norilsk Nickel fell by 9% QoQ, to 49,460 tons in April-June, the company said on July 31. Copper output rose by 4%, to 117,275 tons. In January-June the company’s nickel output rose by 1% YoY, to 103,523 tons. Copper output increased by 18%, to 229,565 tons. Palladium…Details
Pokrov Mining and Processing Works (ex-Ordzhonikidze GOK) from September 7 will transfer its accounts from the nationalized PrivatBank to the Credit Dnepr Bank. According to the company statement, the change of the bank has to do with PrivatBank being constantly under pressure lately, which could create risks for the GOK. “To prevent such a negative…Details
Zaporizhstal has increased its grant fund for social initiatives competition to 5.3 million UAH. This year for the 6th edition of the “We are the city” competition the citizens of Zaporozhye have submitted a record high number of ideas – 287, among which 73 have been selected. To carry out their projects the winners will…Details
The Kriviy Rih city police have informed that the morning of July 31 has started with the information of the mining of ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih.
The territory of the works was immediately surrounded and checked for explosives.
On July 20 similar information was received by the police. Luckily it was false. (Ukrainian metal)
Gaysky Mining and Processing Works is constructing a weigh-loading complex at the Skipovaya mine.
The work is being performed underground – at the depth of 1260 meters.
Investments in the new complex total 20 million rubles.
The construction began in November 2017, and is planned to be finished this year. (Ukrainian metal)
Stoylensky Mining and Processing Works has purchased three 136-ton BelAZs to transport rock. The dump trucks have been purchased under the project to develop the quarry and increase unoxidized ferruginous quartzites output from 37 million tons to 42 million tons. Additional jobs will be created to service the new machines – 13 drivers. Taking into…Details
Precious metals in Azerbaijan rose in price on July 31, according to the data published by the Central Bank. The price of gold increased by 3,672 manats, to 2078,0545 manats per ounce in on July 31, compared to the price on July 30. The price of silver increased by 0,117 manats, to 26,3296 manats per…Details
MMK has decreased the forecast of demand for its products this year almost 2-fold because of the tax reform. While seeking money for pre-election promises of president Vladimir Putin, Russian authorities suggested increasing the base rate of added value tax by 2%. “Last year steel consumption in Russia grew by 6.5%. This year we estimate…Details
At a meeting held on July 31 NLMK Group’s Board of Directors recommended the company’s shareholders approve payment of Q2 dividends of 5.24 rubles per share at the upcoming Extraordinary General Shareholder Meeting (EGM) to be held on September 28. 5.24 rubles per share is equivalent to approximately 100% of the company’s average free cash…Details
NLMK Group announces an EBITDA growth of 13% QoQ, to a record $915 million. Net income grew by 16%, to $581 million. Group revenue in Q2 grew by 11%, to $3.11 billion (+22% YoY), driven by the seasonal uptick in sales (+6% QoQ), while average sales prices grew by 5% QoQ. EBITDA increased by 13%…Details
The net profit of the Russian metal producer Norilsk Nickel grew by 77.8% YoY, to 89.328 billion rubles in January-June, as calculated under Russian Accounting Standards (RAS), the company said in a statement. Revenue grew by 45.8%, to 280.29 billion rubles, the gross profit increased by 58.4%, to 176.73 billion rubles, and sales profit by…Details
The price of one ounce of gold decreased by 12.4865 manats, or by 0.6% last week. Accordingly, the average price of one ounce of gold stood at 2,084.7797 manats. The price of one ounce of silver decreased by 0.108 manats, or by 0.41%, to 26.30528 manats. The price of one ounce of platinum increased by…Details
Novosibirsk Iron and Steel Works intends to modernize its pipe manufacture. “In 2018-2019 we will carry out an investment project to restructure pipe manufacture and purchase a pipe mill to replace outdated machinery, improve economic efficiency and increase pipe range”, the company said. Investments are expected to total $4 million. In 2017 NMZ increased revenue…Details
At the 3rd Russian-South African Conference on Platinum Group Metals official representatives of Norilsk Nickel have reported on their achievements in the illegal trade struggle. It was decided to create the bank of platinum group metals and their raw materials. Nornickel has developed a unique test to determine the origin of precious metals contained in…Details
Metalloinvest and ChTPZ Group have agreed on the creation of the joint scientific engineering center to develop innovation steel grades and improve steel product characteristics. “Metalloinvest has a vast experience in cooperation with ChTPZ. The creation of the center will bring us to a new level – ChTPZ specialists will be taking direct part in…Details
According to MetalInfo rating for the first half-year, Kamensk-Uralsky Iron and Steel Works has been named the leader among the major Russian manufacturers of rolled aluminum. The rating was created on the basis of the survey of metal products buyers, market experts and the companies’ analysis. In H1 KUMZ increased sales by 7% YoY, with…Details
In January-June Ukraine increased power-generating coal output by 2.3% YoY, to 13.293 million tons, but decreased that of coking coal by 9%, to 3.2 million tons. According to the Ministry of energy and coal industry, combined coal output in 6 months dropped by 0.1%, to 16.495 million tons. State mines decreased coal output by 8.8%,…Details
PJSC ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih will provide for realization of social projects that will enable to improve Kriviy Rih city environment. Paramjit Kahlon, the company’s CEO, and Yuriy Vilkul, Kriviy Rih mayor, signed social partnership agreement. Yuriy Vilkul: “PJSC ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih is a core company of the city. It is highly important that besides performance…Details
In June Russia produced 6.12 million tons of steel, up by 8.9% YoY (6.077 million tons in May). In 6 months steel manufacture increased by 2.8% YoY, to 36.066 million tons. Ukraine increased output by 7.5% YoY, to 1.711 million tons (1.695 million tons) and produced 10.391 million tons of steel in 6 months, up…Details
Seligdar has reached the manufacture of gold at over 1 ton per month. In particular, in July the output totaled 1008 kg or 32408 ounces. This is the fist time that the company has exceeded the 4-digit level of gold output. In January-June Seligdar also processed 10 million cubic meters of rock, while some 3…Details
In January-June Izhstal exported 31 thousand tons of metal, up 2.2-fold YoY.
The share of exports in the overall output reached 14%.
Belarus is one of the main export markets for the company. In 6 months exports there grew by 63% YoY.
In particular, deliveries to the Minsk Tractor Works increased by 40%. (Ukrainian metal)
In April-June Raspadskaya, one of the Russia’s largest coking coal manufacturers, decreased output by 19% QoQ, to 2.43 million tons. June output dropped because of the decrease of operating long faces from 3 to 2. Moreover, in May the mine had to stop operation to improve industrial safety. “In H2 Raspadskaya mine will resume operation…Details
Uralelectromed has commissioned the first stage of steel structures manufacture. The new site is in the old copper foil shop. The new manufacture is expected to completely cover the need of UGMK in steel structures. The capacity of the first stage is 6 thousand tons per year. 500 million rubles were invested in the project…Details
Prices of precious metals in Azerbaijan fell on July 30, according to the data published by the Central Bank. The price of gold decreased by 7.2505 manats, to 2074.3825 manats per ounce on July 30, compared to the price on July 27. The price of silver decreased by 0.0345 manats, to 26.2126 manats per ounce.…Details