Ukraine: scrap procurement down in 2016

In 2016 scrap procurement dropped to 3.5 million tons, the lowest result in the last 20 years. The main reasons for this are the thinning of the main sources of raw materials, machine-building stagnation, decrease in dollar purchasing prices, etc. “Ukraine has a considerable reserve of the outdated metal. The total volume is 600 million…


Russia: ferrous metals transshipment in ports up in January-February 2017

In January-February Russian ports transshipped 114.8 million tons of cargo, up by 8.2% YoY.

According to the Association of the Sea Trade Ports, the positive dynamics was the result of the increase in coal throughput (by 15.2% YoY, to 20.9 million tons) and ferrous metals (by 2.5%, to 4.5 million tons). (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: scrap deliveries to Amurmetal down in February 2017

In February Amurmetal, the only ferrous metallurgy enterprise on the Russian Far East, received 4.6 thousand tons of scrap via railroad, up 4 times MoM, but down almost 8-fold YoY.

According to the railroad statistics, in January-February railroad deliveries of scrap totaled 5.85 thousand tons, an absolute minimum in the last several years. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Kolyma gold output up in January-February 2017

In January-February the gold-mining companies of the Magadan region yielded 2133 kg of gold, up by 693 kg YoY.

Last year the region mined 28 tons of gold. This year the local authorities set a new target – 30 tons. The Pavlik deposits of Arlan are set to increase output by 1.5 tons. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: ChMK repairs hot-rolling mill

Chelyabinsk Iron and Steel Works, a part of Mechel, has carried out the scheduled repair of its 2300 hot-rolling mill.

The overhaul has been conducted by the works’ employees.

The scheduled repairs will ensure the stable and effective operation of the mill until the next overhaul. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: AMKR to buy out a village

PJSC ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih intends to purchase each premises located at Lavrenyova and Chystopilska streets (also known as “Zhukovka village”) in Saksahanskiy district of Kriviy Rih at the price of UAH 450 thousand. In general, this is 32 single-story dwelling houses and outbuildings constructed in 1950-1955, located in dangerous zone of ground motion due to…


Kyrgyzstan: residents of Batken region oppose development of Shambesai deposit

Residents of Batken region opposed development of Shambesai gold deposit. The State Committee of Industry, Energy and Subsoil Use tried to tell them about the advantages of the project. Representatives of Z-Explorer Company held a presentation of Shambesai project with explanation of the proposed technology for development of the field and measures for environmental protection,…


Ukraine: Zaporozhogneupor output up in February 2017

In February Zaporozhogneupor increased unmolded refractories output by 18% YoY.

The company produced 720 tons of unmolded refractories, in particular 181 tons of refractory concretes and masses and 539 tons of insulating and slag mixes.

In January-February Zaporozhogneupor increased output by 35% YoY. (Ukrainian metal)