In 2017 the net profit of Severstal dropped by 16.4% YoY, to $1.355 billion. The group revenue grew by 32.7%, to $7.848 billion, and EBITDA increased by 34.9%, to $2.577 billion. Net profit in Q4 2017 totaled $563 million, up 1.9-fold QoQ. EBITDA grew by 22.4%, to $754 million, while revenue – by 10.4%, to…Details
The Finance Ministry will decide within a month whether to abolish value-added tax (VAT) on investment gold, Deputy Minister Alexei Moiseyev declared. “The main problem here is that to distinguish between gold intended for investment and for jewelry production is very hard. This is the main bone of contention. But I expect the decision to…Details
Residents of Kadamdzhay district hold a rally against the development of Shambesai gold field, regional administration reported. According to its data, residents demand to close the mine, because they believe that mining of gold harms the environment. Gold reserves of Shambesai field are estimated at 8 tons. Exploration work at the deposit began in 2007,…Details
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…Details
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…Details
Chelyabinsk Zinc Works has started constructing a site of zinc cake flotation. The foundation has been laid, and the company is now busy assembling reservoirs and pumps. When processing zinc concentrate, zinc cake is created containing 15-25% of zinc, which is then sent for fuming in the rotary kiln. Cake also contains some 2% of…Details
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…Details
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)
In 2017 United Mining and Chemical Company increased sales by 20% YoY, to 2.769 billion UAH. “Despite serious competition and considerable dependence of the company on world quotation changes, UMCC last year was able to sell 124 thousand tons of ilmenite concentrate, its main product, at Volnogorsk GOK up by 41% YoY. Sales at Irshansk…Details
In January Ukraine produced 1.9 million tons of steel, up by 0.5% MoM. According to Ukrmetallurgprom, pig iron output grew by 2%, to 1.94 million tons, but that of rolled metal dropped by 1%, to 1.68 million tons. Steel output decreased by 6% YoY, rolled metal – by 7%, but that of pig iron grew…Details
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…Details
The board of directors of the Russian steelmaker Severstal has recommended paying 27.72 rubles per share, almost flat YoY, in dividends for October-December 2017, the company said in a statement on February 1. The shareholders will discuss the recommendation at a general meeting scheduled for June 8. The record date for the dividends is June…Details
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…Details
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…Details
MMK has put in operation a new car dumper No. 5 at the site No. 2 of the aggloburden preparation shop. The capacity of the dumper is 20 cars per hour. The capacity of the sintering factory being constructed is 16.5 thousand tons of sinter a day, for which 17 thousand tons of burden is…Details
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)
In January Zaporizhstal increased steel output by 11.3% YoY, to 363 thousand tons. According to the company statement, pig iron manufacture grew by 37%, to 394.1 thousand tons, and that of rolled metal – by 11.7%, to 301.9 thousand tons. The company notes that the increase in output is due to the commissioning of the…Details
On January 29 Moody’s rating agency upgraded the MMK Issuer Rating to “Baa3” from “Ba1” with positive outlook. Andrey Eremin, MMK’s Director for Economics, commented: “We at MMK are satisfied with the increased issuer rating. This is a proof that MMK has correctly formulated its strategic development priorities and introduced quite efficient tools to implement…Details
Metinvest B.V., the parent company of a vertically integrated group of steel and mining companies (jointly referred to as “Metinvest” or “the group”), announced its operational results for the fourth quarter and 12 months of 2017. In Q4 2017 Metinvest’s hot metal output increased by 6% QoQ, 2,154 thousand tons, driven mainly by a rise…Details
AutoKrAZ has supplied a batch of KrAZ-65055 (6×4) dump trucks with the lifting capacity of 16 tons to the Severniy Mining and Processing Works. The dump trucks have been delivered under the agreement concluded in December 2017. There were 4 dump trucks in the batch. This year Metinvest intends to acquire more KrAZ dump trucks…Details
Moody’s has improved the long-term rating of Severstal from Ba1 to Baa3, and the outlook from stable to positive following the revision of the Russia rating. “We welcome the decision of Moody’s to review the Russia’s rating and improve that of Severstal. That the economic situation in the country is improving is seen by the…Details
ChTPZ was the first in Russia to develop cold-deformed pipes for internal combustion engines. The manufacture has been started at Pervouralsky Pipe Works. The pipes with the outer diameter of 8 mm and inner diameter of 3 mm made of high-quality low-alloyed steel will be used in diesel engines of the Common Rail type. The…Details
In 2017 Metalloinvest increased steel production by 2.1% YoY, to 4.8 million tons. According to the company statement, pig iron output dropped by 9.3%, to 2.7 million tons. Hot-briquetted iron manufacture grew by 22.6%, to 7 million tons, while that of pellets dropped by 0.4%, to 25.1 million tons, and ore – by 1%, to…Details
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%,…Details