Ukraine: Zaporozhkoks output down in January-April 2019

In January-April, Zaporozhkoks decreased output by 2% YoY, to 283.2 thousand tons of coke.

At the same time, in April the company produced 70.7 thousand tons of blast furnace coke, up by 5.1 thousand tons YoY.

Zaporozhkoks produces 10% of all Ukrainian coke. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Severstal Steel Decisions showcases weather-resistant beams

Severstal Steel Decisions has produced welded beams of weather-resistant steel manufactured at the Cherepovets Iron and Steel Works. The beam samples are showcased at the Metal Structures 2019 exhibition in Moscow. The chemical composition of the steel allows creating a protective layer on the surface, which provides for the usage of the structures without paint…


Russia: Rusal profit down in Q1 2019

In January-March, Rusal received $2.17 billion of revenue as opposed to $2.74 billion in Q1 2018.

The decrease is due to the drop of aluminum prices by 13.9%, to $1859 per ton.

EBITDA fell by 60.5%, to $226 million.

Net profit decreased by 49.8%, to $273 million. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: pellets exports in Q1 2019

In January-March, Ferrexpo exported 2.63 million tons of pellets. In particular, PGOK exported 2260.1 thousand tons and EGOK – 369.9 thousand tons. Metalloinvest (Russia) exported 1410.7 thousand tons of pellets (Mikhailovsky GOK – 1176.7 thousand tons and Lebedinsky GOK – 234 thousand tons). Metinvest shipped 1223 thousand tons of pellets abroad (SevGOK – 640.1 thousand…


Ukraine: ferroalloys export-import in January-April 2019

In January-April, Ukraine increased ferroalloys exports by 1.7% YoY, to 314.073 thousand tons valued at $345.188 million, down by 4.1%. According to the State Fiscal Service, the main customers were Turkey (17.61%), Italy (16.06%) and the Netherlands (9.36%). Ukraine also imported 16.223 thousand tons of ferroalloys, down by 1%, valued at $49.434 million, up by…


Ukraine: environmental tax not used for environment improvement at industrial cities

Payments on environmental tax are growing but they are not used in Ukraine for environment protection purposes. Most of this money goes to national budget and not to local one, and is spent for anything but not for environment. It is necessary to change the mechanism for distribution and spending of this money as well…


Ukraine: Selidovugol orders 140 million UAH worth of anchoring

The state enterprise Selidovugol has ordered Vostokmash LLC repair valued at 139.93 million UAH.

This year the company will have to repair 167 sections of mechanized anchoring 1Kd-90 at 838 thousand UAH apiece at the Mine Ukraine.

The price of the deal is 0.3% below the expected cost (140.3 million UAH). (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: EMSS ships large batch of rolls to Europe

In April, Energomashspetsstal shipped 460 tons of supporting rolls to Europe. The products were shipped to Germany, Romania, France, Spain and Italy. In particular, the rolls were delivered to ArcelorMittal Galati, AМ Eisenhüttenstadt, AМ Fos-sur-Mer, ArcelorMittal Piombino S.p.A. and ArcelorMittal Atlantique et Lorraine Seremange HSM, as well as to Aperam. One supporting roll weighing 33…


Russia: Vitim gold output down in April 2019

In April, Vitim started extracting alluvial gold in Irkuts region.

In just one month the company has extracted 200.2 kg of gold.

At the same time, in April 2018 the company yielded 206 kg of gold.

This year Vitim intends to extract 2800 kg of gold.

The extraction season will last till November. (Ukrainian metal)