In January-March, Ukraine exported 1.845 million tons of semi-finished products, up by 11.1% YoY. Imports grew by 24.9%, to 14.9 thousand tons. Earlier the State Fiscal Service reported, that in Q1 exports of semi-finished products of carbon steel increased by 13.5% YoY, to 1.829 million tons, valued at $765 million, up by 4.3%. Italy (27.21%),…Details
In March, Kazakhstan produced 0.673 million tons of steel, up by 56.4% YoY. In Q1 steel output dropped by 2.7% YoY, to 1.135 million tons. According to the Ministry of National Economy, rolled metal output dropped by 22.9%, to 0.208 million tons in March and by 48%, to 0.391 million tons in Q1. Ferroalloys manufacturers…Details
In 2019 Orion Group+ LLC, developing alluvial sites in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), intends to extract 90 kg of gold. The company is operating at the Nizhnyaya Jelinda river site. In 2018 because of the problems with financing the company started development later than expected and extracted only 54 kg of gold, or 60%…Details
In January-March, Amur region extracted 3966.9 kg of gold, down by 6.5% YoY. 3 Petropavlovsk enterprises provided for the most output. Thus, Malomyr mine extracted 1383.8 kg of gold, up by 60%. Albyn saw the growth of 5%, to 1284 kg. But Pokrovskiy mine decreased output by 51%, to 681.4 kg due to the depletion…Details
In March, Priisk Solovievskiy extracted 54.2 kg of ore gold.
Since the start of the year the output totaled 154.4 kg, down by 29.8% YoY.
At present the enterprise is operating at the Solovievskoye gold ore deposit.
Alluvial sites development will start in May. (Ukrainian metal)
NLMK Group has published today its preliminary Q1 2019 operating results. Steel output decreased by 4% QoQ, to 4.2 million tons due to the overhauls at the Russian sites and seasonal factors. A 3% YoY steel output reduction is also due to the overhauls in Q1. Steel capacity utilization remained high at 96% (-2%). Sales…Details
Precious metal prices decreased in Azerbaijan on April 15 compare to April 12. The price of gold fell by 5.984 manats, to 2,191.9715 manats per ounce. The price of silver went down by 0.0263 manats, to 25.4468 manats per ounce. The price of platinum dropped by 6.5705 manats, to 1,513.3995 manats. And the price of…Details
The Ukrainian company Tekhnomash is interested in supplying mining equipment to the Azerbaijani market, Azerbaijan Export and Investment Promotion Organization (AZPROMO) reported. The company is engaged in the production of magnetic declarators, tippers, cargo and passenger railcars, closures, classifiers and other equipment, as well as spare parts for them. Currently, Tekhnomash exports its products to…Details
The price of one ounce of gold decreased by 5.9245 manats or by 0.27% last week in Azerbaijan. The average price of one ounce of gold stood at 2,209.4917 manats. The price of one ounce of silver dropped by 0.2679 manats or by 1.04%, to 25.7731 manats. The price of one ounce of platinum fell…Details
Lydian International Limited announced the Administrative Court of Armenia ruled in favor of Lydian and instructed the Armenian Police to remove trespassers and their property from the company’s Amulsar Project site and assure Lydian free passage to Amulsar. On September 20, 2018, Lydian filed an appeal with the Administrative Court of Armenia to have the…Details
In January-March, Ukrainian metal companies received 2.37 million tons of coke, down by 7% YoY. In particular, domestically produced coke accounted for 2.2 million tons, down by 5%, and imported – 170 thousand tons, down by 26%. The share of the imported coke was 7.2%. In March metal companies received 828 thousand tons of coke,…Details
In January-March by-product coke plants of Ukraine imported 2.93 million tons of coking coal and coal concentrate, up by 1% YoY, to 1.05 million tons. Local coking coal deliveries dropped by 13%, to 630 thousand tons, with 190 thousand tons supplied in March (on par with February). All in all, in Q1 plants received 2.56…Details
In January Metinvest B. V. (the Netherlands) decreased revenue by 7%, or by $68 million MoM, to $900 million. EBITDA grew by 22.3%, to $126 million. The metal division EBITDA dropped by $9 million, to $18 million, while that of mining division – by $14 million, to $99 million. Consolidated revenue of the metal division…Details
In 2019 ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih intends to increase rolled metal output by a quarter YoY, to 5.3 million tons. “First of all, we need to restore pig iron output to the previous level – some 5.6 million tons per year, after that we will be able to increase rolled metal output to 5.3 million tons”,…Details
The Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine has postponed the review of the issue of Metinvest buying over 50% in Dneprovsky By-Product Coke Plant.
The Committee had to review the issue on April 11.
In 2017 Evraz Dneprodzerzhinsk By-Product Coke Plant changed its name to Dneprovsky By-Product Coke Plant. (Ukrainian metal)
Severstal – Bar Works Balakovo is carrying out an investment project to construct a new machine – a press to briquette metal shavings. The construction began in 2018. Machinery was supplied by ATM, Austria. The cost of the project is 145 million rubles. The line will yield 40 thousand tons of shavings briquettes per year…Details
Chelyabinsk Iron and Steel Works has won a tender to supply rails for the Moscow Subway. The works will produce 23.5 thousand tons of rails to be used for the reconstruction of the existing railways and for the construction of new. The first delivery is scheduled for May. ChMK produces 100-meter long rails. Since 2014…Details
Interpipe Holdings Limited (Cyprus) could issue bonds valued at $330 million, with interest rate of 10.25% and maturity until December 31, 2024. The issue will be discussed at the Interpipe NTZ shareholders meeting scheduled for April 25. The company is expected to act as a guarantor of Interpipe Holdings Limited. The notes are expected to…Details
In January-March Belarus Iron and Steel Works increased exports by 131% YoY, to 554 thousand tons, valued at $310 million, up by 112%.
Exports geography grew by 2 countries, to 50.
The share of the European countries, Near East and Africa increased, while that of US dropped. (Ukrainian metal)
The state enterprise Volynugol has lost 12.6 million UAH by buying 60% of a hotel in the town of Truskavets in 2007. Since then, the hotel has never been used by miners. In December 2007 Volynugol paid 12.6 million UAH to Firma Galbud LLC for 100% in Renesans LLC. Thus the enterprise has purchased 60%…Details
Zakhistprom Trade LLC has concluded 4 agreements on the delivery of mining rescue equipment valued at 50.34 million UAH. In particular, the company received orders for 22.61 million UAH from the state enterprise Pervomayskugol, 19.09 million UAH from Lisichanskugol, 5.22 million UAH from the Yuzhnodonbasskoye No. 1 Mine Group and 3.42 million UAH from Toretskugol.…Details
In January-March, Ukraine decreased nickel ore and concentrate imports by 13.8% YoY, to 266.653 thousand tons valued at $12.696 million, down by 13.7%.
According to the State Fiscal Service, Guatemala accounted for 60.62% of supplies and Indonesia – for 39.38%.
In 3 months Ukraine neither exported nor re-exported nickel ore and concentrate. (Ukrainian metal)
Precious metal prices decreased in Azerbaijan on April 12. In particular, the price of gold dropped by 24.463 manats, to 2,197.9555 manats per ounce compared to the price on April 11. The price of silver went down by 0.4093 manats, to 25.4731 manats per ounce. The price of platinum decreased by 20.604 manats, to 1,519.97…Details
In January-March, Ukrainian metal companies decreased natural gas consumption by 10% YoY, to 460 million cubic meters. In March consumption grew by 3% MoM, to 150 million cubic meters. Electricity consumption in Q1 totaled some 2.920 billion kW-h, down by 4% YoY. In March, Ukrainian metal companies consumed 1 billion kW-h, up by 10% MoM.…Details