Russia: MMK net profits up in H1 2017

In January-June Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works increased its net profits by 35.8% YoY, to 32.287 billion rubles ($538 million). According to the company statement, its earnings totaled 185.308 billion rubles ($3.088 billion), up by 17.5% YoY. Gross profit increased by 7.5%, to 48.863 billion rubles ($814 million), EBITDA – by 23.8%, to 40.016 billion…

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Russia: Khabarovsk region yields 9 tons of gold in H1 2017

In January-June Khabarovsk region enterprises obtained 9170.4 kg of gold, up by 14.1% YoY.

Alluvial gold companies showed the increase in output of 8.6% YoY, to 1517 kg, while miners yielded 7653.4 kg, up by 15.3%.

Silver output totaled 27509.5 kg against 19260.4 kg in H1 2016. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Chukotka gold output down in H1 2017

Gold production on Russia’s Chukotka peninsula decreased by 14.34% YoY, to 11.795 tons, in January-June, a spokesperson for the regional industry policy, construction, and housing and utilities department reported on July 11. Silver production in the area fell by 21.71%, to 64.709 tons. Chukotka Mining and Geological Company, a unit of Kinross Gold, produced 4.775…

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Russia: pig iron exports down in May 2017

In May, according to the customs statistics, Russia exported 391.7 thousand tons of pig iron, up 3-fold MoM, but down by 12% YoY.

In January-May pig iron exports totaled 1.71 million tons, down by 15% YoY.

USA imported 62% of all pig iron, with Spain exporting 10% and Turkey 9%. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: ZZF SB chairman replaced

The supervisory board of Zaporozhye Ferro Alloys Plant has elected Maxim Dunych the chairman instead of Alexei Androschuk.

The decision was taken at the board meeting on July 10.

Kirill Ignatyuk has been appointed the board secretary. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: UMMC revenue up in 2016

In 2016 Ural Mining and Metallurgical Company received $5.3 billion of consolidated revenue, up by 17% YoY.

The group EBITDA reached $1.2 billion.

Non-ferrous metals accounted for 51% of the revenue, coal – 20%, precious metals – 9%. Exports share was 48%. (Ukrainian metal)