Ukraine: SCM companies to pay 329 million UAH of dividends

Vesco, Druzhkovka Mine Group and Ogneupornerud, all controlled by System Capital Management, will jointly pay 329.023 million UAH of dividends for January 15 – July 31. In particular, Vesco will pay 224.21 million UAH, Druzhkovka Mine Group – 47.75 million UAH and Ogneupornerud – 57.05 million UAH. The corresponding decision was taken at the extraordinary…


Ukraine: AMKR holds the top spot in the list of major taxpayers of steelmaking industry

The State Fiscal Service of Ukraine announced TOP-100 major taxpayers of Ukraine in 2017, where PJSC ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih took one of the leading positions Last year 100 major taxpayers increased their payments to the state budget by 21.6% YoY, to UAH 258.3 billion. PJSC ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih took the first place among other Ukrainian…


Russia: VIZ-Stal output up in 2017

In 2017 VIZ-Stal increased output by 9%, to 161.6 thousand tons. Capacity loading remained high – 99%. Transformer rolled metal sales grew by 5%, to 160.9 thousand tons. The positive dynamics has to do with the restoration of the world demand for transformer steel and realization of projects aimed at improving product quality. Exports accounted…


Russia: UralKuz reaches maximum levels of output in January 2018

In January UralKuz reached a record-high volume of output – 11.5 thousand tons, the highest monthly result in the company history.

Railroad axles production increase contributed the most to the overall growth.

Last year UralKuz modernized one of its manufacturing lines. It can now produce 4 thousand tons of axle billets per month. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: AMKR investments up in 2017

PJSC ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih summed up the results of its investment program implementation in 2017. Capital and operating expenditures increased by 48% YoY, from UAH 6.1 billion to UAH 9 billion. This money was spent on new facilities construction and equipment capital repairs, as well as environment improvement. Last year the company started construction of…


Tajikistan: KRL to mine gold at Pakrut

By the end of the year KrysoResourcesLImited (China) intends to have mined 207 kg of gold at the Pakrut deposits. Gold output is expected to increase to 1-1.5 tons per year. The company started developing Pakrut in 2012. Since then investments have totaled $180 million, and $76 million more are needed. At present the project…


Armenia: metal output in 2017

In 2017 Armenia increased metal output by 11.3% YoY, after the 11.1% drop in 2016. According to the National Statistics Service, in 2017 ferromolybdenum production grew by 1.1% YoY, to 6588 tons, with December 2017 output at 490 tons, down by 15.1% MoM. Molybdenum concentrate output increased by 2.8%, to 10961 tons, with 828 tons…


Russia: Globus-Stal starts producing ground stainless steel pipes

In late 2017 Globus-Stal commissioned the arc-welded round pipes grinding line.

In a very short term the company was able to supply over 20 km of pipes to 10 cities.

The line grinds pipes with the diameter of 10-80 mm, wall thickness of 0.5-3 mm and the length of 3-6.1 m. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: Metinvest iron ore raw materials output down in 2017

In 2017 Metinvest Group decreased iron ore raw materials output. In particular, iron ore concentrate production dropped by 7% YoY, to 27.464 million tons. Iron ore pellets manufacture fell also by 7%, to 5.742 million tons, mostly because the group ceased deliveries to customers situated on the Ukraine-uncontrolled territory. Coal concentrate output decreased by 15%,…