In October Russia transported 6.17 million tons of ferrous metals via railroad, up by 1% MoM and by 6.3% YoY. In September the results were up by 2.5% and by 10.1%, while in August up by 0.7% and by 2% respectively. In October deliveries to the local market totaled 3.55 million tons, down by 1%…Details
In January-October Magadan region produced 29.1 tons of gold, up by 16.5% YoY. In particular, 12.1 tons of ore gold and 17 tons of alluvial gold, up by 31% and by 8% YoY respectively. The main contributors in the region were Pavlik (5.2 tons of gold) and Susumanzoloto enterprises (5 tons). This year the region…Details
The capital repairs of the 750-billet mill in the rolling-shop of Zlatoust Electrometallurgical Works began on October 5, and on October 20 the renewed mill started producing metal again. The 750-mill produces rolled billets for additional rolling at the mills 400 and 280, as well as round bars with the diameter of 80-210 mm, square…Details
Klyuchevsky Ferroalloys Works has resumed operation after a major overhaul.
The repair has been carried out in the kiln No. 1.
As the company was bound by international contracts it could not halt operation during the national holidays, so it decided to carry out repairs during the additional days off. (Ukrainian metal)
Brazil has decided to postpone the imposition of antidumping duties on Russian and Chinese hot-rolled coils. The investigation begun in April 2016 confirmed the dumping deliveries and the damage to local manufacturers. But the rolled metal consumers have asked the government not to impose antidumping duties as they may increase the price of the end…Details
In January-September Chepets Mechanical Works received 1.73 billion rubles of net profit, up by 24% YoY.
Sales revenue reached 8.97 billion rubles, up by 2.5% YoY.
Since the start of the year the company has paid 1.52 billion rubles of taxes to the budgets of various levels. (Ukrainian metal)
The authorities of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic, a terrorist organization created and supported by Russia, intend to promote their own metal project on the basis of Donetsk Iron and Steel Works. But the problem of the DPR authorities is the harsh competition with the “outer manager” appointed by Russia to rule companies seized from…Details
The state enterprise Ukrpromvneshexpertisa forecasts that pig iron prices will continue growing influenced by the expected growth of scrap price. By the end of November the rolled metal trade will have revived, which will allow exporters to increase prices. The forecast range of prices for November is $320-370 per ton FOB. In October negative trends…Details
Yuzhniy Mining and Processing Works has finished capital repairs of two sections of its ore-processing factory No. 1. According to the company statement, in September the seventh, and in late October the eighth sections of the factory were commissioned. Investments in modernization totaled 400 million UAH. During the repair equipment at all the technological sites…Details
Energy and Coal Industry Minister Ihor Nasalyk has said that coalmining companies will get UAH 1 billion in November-December for the purchase of new mining equipment. “For the first time in four years, the government of Vladimir Groysman has allocated UAH 1 billion for technical re-equipment. I think that in November-December, these funds will be…Details
Ingulets Mining and Processing Works is suffering from the shortage of open cars. “In 9 days of November we received only 578 open cars out of 1464 we ordered from Ukzaliznytsia. Thus, the fulfillment of the orders is 39%. What a service!” the company CEO Alexander Gerasimchuk wrote on his Facebook page. Because of this…Details
Energomashspetsstal has signed a contract to produce and deliver a large roll to Mariupol Ilyich Iron and Steel Works. The supporting roll will be used in the 3600 plate hot-rolling mill. The weight of the roll will be 120 tons. This is the first time that Mariupol Ilyich orders such a large roll from EMSS.…Details
Gold production in Russia’s northern Chukotka Autonomous District decreased by 12% YoY, to almost 22 tons and silver output fell by 20%, to 110.3 tons in January-October because of contraction of gold production at the Kupol, Dvoinoye, and Valunistoye fields, the regional government said in a statement on November 10. Placer gold output grew by…Details
A gold-bearing deposit with the reserves of some 100 tons has been found on the territory of Dagestan. The auction for the deposit will be held in 2018. The prospects of the Kurush ore node were confirmed in 2007-2010. In 2014 the Federal budget gave 150 million rubles for prospecting work in the Dagestani Mountains.…Details
The rolling shop No. 1 of Zlatoustovsky Electrometallurgical Works has started producing 150×680 mm and 150×700 mm slabs of 12X18H10T steel.
The metal will be supplied to the Volgograd Iron and Steel Works “Krasniy Oktyabr”.
“Such wide slabs have been produced at the ZEMZ 1150-mill for the first time”, the company noted. (Ukrainian metal)
Since its commissioning in 2010 Severstal-Gonvarri-Kaluga, the Severstal JV with Gonvarri Steel Services (Italy), processed 500 thousand tons of metal. Cherepovets Iron and Steel Works metal accounted for 50% of the total volume. The company warehousing capacity is 30 thousand tons. This year the company has successfully passed the ISO 14001-2005, OHSAS 18001-2007 and ISO…Details
In July-September Polyus gold output increased by 16% YoY, to 642 thousand ounces. Ore output went up by 45%, to 10 million tons. Ore processing grew by 12%, to 7.3 million tons. Sales increased by 10% YoY, to 578 thousand ounces. EBITDA went up by 7%, to $475 million (28.16 billion rubles). Profits decreased to…Details
Russian Copper Company and the authorities of Aktyubinsk region have signed a memorandum of investment cooperation development, in particular copper-zinc ores prospecting and RMK enterprises capacity increasing. RMK has been present in Kazakhstan since 2004 and has already invested $868 million in the republic, At present the local division of RMK employs some 1.7 thousand…Details
The Beloretsk Iron and Steel Works aviation galvanized ropes have received a diploma of the 100 best products of Russia competition. BMK started producing steel galvanized ropes with the diameter of 4 mm last year at the order of the Russian Helicopters Holding. In 2016 this new product received the golden medal of the MetalExpo.…Details
Severstal has expanded the possibilities of its Internet store – now customers can participate in auctions to buy metal. Auctions are held some 3-4 times a week, according to schedule. On average around 10 thousand tons of metal is sold through such auctions. Deliveries are performed from Severstal Distribution warehouses and from Cherepovets Iron and…Details
On November 8 Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works Board of Directors recommended that the Extraordinary General Meeting of shareholders scheduled for December 8 approve a dividend of RUB 1.111 (before taxes) per share, representing a total of approximately $214 million at the current exchange rate, for the first nine months of 2017 on MMK’s issued…Details
ArcelorMittal Temirtau is finishing the first stage of MES (Manufacturing Execution System) project implementation valued at over $6 million. The project is being implemented in the continuous-cast department, bars shop and sheet-rolling shop No. 1. The second stage is planned for 2018-2019. The system will be implemented in sheet-rolling shops Nos. 2 and 3, hot-galvanizing,…Details
Revda Non-Ferrous Metals Processing Works has supplied 25 tons of LAMsh77-2-0.05 pipe for an oil-processing plant. Soon another two batches of pipes will be supplied. In January-September Revda Works produced 451 tons of LAMsh77-2-0.05 pipe, up 7.5-fold YoY. According to the company, the growth has to do with the favorable market situation and marketing strategy.…Details
The pipe-rolling shop of Taganrog Iron and Steel Works has completed the scheduled modernization and repair of the PQF mill, which produces seamless hot-deformed pipes. The repair will result in the decrease of maintenance time and quality improvement. For the first time since the mill has been put in operation the company has replaced beams…Details
In January-September Ferrexpo exported 7.525 million tons of iron ore pellets. In particular, its Poltava GOK exported 5.739 million tons and Yeristovo GOK – 1.786 million tons. At the same time Metalloinvest exported 4.268 million tons of pellets, including 2.568 million tons from Mikhailovsky GOK and 1.7 million tons from Lebedinsky GOK. Karelsky Okatysh exported…Details
In October Ukrainian iron and steel works received 270 thousand tons of scrap, down by 7% MoM. According to Ukrmetallurgprom, in October scrap-procuring companies prepared 310 thousand tons of scrap. Thus, 40 thousand tons were exported, down by 20% MoM. The metal industry in October was provided with scrap on the level of 89%. In…Details