Major Japanese trading houses have asked UC RUSAL to stop shipping refined aluminum and other products in light of U.S. sanctions on the world’s No. 2 producer and are scrambling to secure metal elsewhere, Reuters reported on April 17 citing industry sources. The U.S. imposed major sanctions on April 6 against seven Russian oligarchs and…Details
Mechel has rented 10 BelAZ dump trucks within the agreement with the State Transport Leasing Company. According to Mechel statement, the total cost of the agreements is 900 million rubles ($14.5 million). The new machinery with the lifting capacity of 90 tons has already been transported to Korshunovsky Mining and Processing Works. 6 dump trucks…Details
In January-March MMK produced 3.147 million tons of steel, up by 2.7% YoY, but down by 4.4% QoQ. Pig iron output grew by 1.3% YoY, but dropped by 9.4% QoQ, to 2.404 million tons. Metal sales increased by 1.6% QoQ, to 2.83 million tons. Coal concentrate manufacture at MMK-Ugol reached 666 thousand tons, down by…Details
The company with deepest regrets informs, that on April 17 due to a massive traffic accident in Kriviy Rih 8 people died and 21 people got injured, among them most were the employees of PJSC ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih. Management of PJSC ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih took the decision to provide financial support from the company to…Details
Ukrgazvydobuvannya has concluded 2 agreements with Interpipe Ukraine LLC for the delivery of pipes valued at 180.93 million UAH. This year the company has to supply 3588 tons of various compressor-pump pipes manufactured by Interpipe Niko Tube LLC at 49698-51552 UAH per ton. Last year Interpipe sold such pipes to Ukrgazvydobuvannya 2% cheaper, at 48419-50545…Details
Volyn miners have addressed the Volyn Regional State Administration chairman Alexander Savchenko asking him to help save the Novovolynskaya mine No. 9. The mine union chairman Yuri Kalistratov said that enterprise wanted to remain within the National Coal Company, as this would allow it to operate for some 13 years. “This will keep people, mining…Details
Russia: MMK Trading House welcomes members of the Russian Union of Metal and Steel Suppliers to its warehouse complex in Ufa
Representatives from MMK took part in the round table on “The Market of Metals and Metal Structures in the Volga and Southern Urals”. About 70 managers and specialists in metallurgy, metal trading, steel service centers (SSCs), and manufacturers of metal products and structures were invited to the two-day event organized by the Russian Union of…Details
Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works (MMK) has once again been included in Living Planet channel and the Modern Media Research Institute (MOMRI)’s bi-annual list of the top ten Russian companies in the fuel and energy and metallurgical sectors for environmental performance. Thanks to good results in the second half of 2017, MMK placed 9th on…Details
The net profit of Russian steelmaker Severstal went up by 28.4% YoY, to $461 million in January-March, as calculated under International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), the company said in a statement on April 17. Revenue grew by 23%, to $2.173 billion in the period, and operating profit rose by 22.9%, to $585 million. EBITDA increased…Details
Anglo Asian Mining PLC (AAM), a producer of gold, copper and silver in Azerbaijan, produced 18,307 ounces of gold in the first quarter of 2018, up by 26% YoY, according to the company report. The company said that such a sharp increase in the gold production was linked with the launch of production at the…Details
The prices of the main precious metals varied in Azerbaijan on April 16, according to the data published by the Central Bank. The cost of gold increased by 9.9705 manats, to 2288.353 manats per troy ounce compared to the price on April 13. The cost of silver increased by 0.2108 manats, to 28.3104 manats per…Details
In February export prices increased by 1.6% from December 2017, while import prices – by 1%. According to the Statistics Committee of the Ministry of the National Economy, iron ore ores became 14.5% more expensive, manganese ores export prices increased by 13.2%, copper – by 13.1%, coal – by 3.9% and zinc – by 2.6%.…Details
Zhezkazgan Copper Smelting Works will be operating at full capacity, according to Kazakhmys Smelting. The plant will operate 2 ore-smelting furnaces and a sulfur acid shop. In 2009 due to the decrease of available raw materials the works switched to the operation of only 1 smelting furnace. But as the copper-containing raw materials volumes will…Details
In Q1 Khabarovsk region obtained 3519.6 kg of ore gold and 12.8 tons of silver, up by 8.4%, but down by 5.5% YoY respectively. This year the region intends to yield 23450 kg of gold, up by 1.3% YoY. Alluvial gold season will start in May, so at present only ore gold is mined. Last…Details
The price of the license for the development of Tyrnyauz tungsten-molybdenum ores in Kabardino-Balkaria dropped 2-fold, from 2.2 billion rubles to 1.08 billion rubles. On the basis of the deposits a new industrial complex could be created, providing some 1 thousand jobs. The estimated reserves of the deposit are around 210 thousand tons of tungsten…Details
In March ChTPZ supplied 113.8 thousand tons of metal via railroad to domestic customers and abroad, down by 2.5% MoM, but up by 25.2% YoY. In February the results grew by 0.7% and by 49%, while in January by 5.2% and by 35% respectively. In Q1 sales reached 346.5 thousand tons, up by 35.8% YoY.…Details
In March Vyksa Iron and Steel Works supplied 223.6 thousand tons of metal via railroad to local customers and abroad, up by 15% MoM and by 30.7% YoY. In February the results dropped by 24.6%, but grew by 15.8%, while in January increased by 16.2% and by 48% respectively. In Q1 railroad shipments reached 675.7…Details
In 2017 the VTB bank purchased 10.7 tons of gold from extractors in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia).
Last year the gold miners of the region received 750 million rubles to prepare for the season within the loan program, up by 53% YoY.
VTB is a leader in Russian gold purchases. (Ukrainian metal)
As of April 1, the gold-extracting companies of Magadan region mined 3933 kg of ore gold, with 1417 kg obtained in March. Silver output in three months totaled 163.9 tons. Gold mining increased by 11% YoY, while that of silver dropped by 8.3%. The decrease has to do with the scheduled drop of output at…Details
In Q1 Zabaykalye region yielded 929 kg of gold, up by 17% YoY.
Tungsten concentrate output totaled 215.54 tons.
Zinc and lead concentrate manufacture reached 13822.54 tons and 8091.45 thousand tons respectively.
Coal mining totaled 5655 tons. (Ukrainian metal)
South Kuzbass has purchased new machinery for the Krasnogorskaya processing factory. The separator valued at 6.4 million rubles has been purchased under the technical revamping program. The new machine can process 215 tons of ore per hour. “The new machinery will provide for the stable operation of the whole manufacture, decrease operational expenses and electric…Details
The metal shop of Proizvodstvo polymetallov, a subsidiary of Uralelectromed, has started assembling a new converter. The machine will replace the outdated one. The old machine has already been disassembled. On its place a concrete foundation with the volume of 160 cubic meters has been laid. The replacement is scheduled to end in May. The…Details
According to the Baykal Mining Company CEO Yuri Ryabov, the mining and processing works at the Udokan copper deposits will be commissioned in 2022. In a year it was expected to mine 6 million tons of ore. At the same time, some media reported that the commissioning would be postponed for a year. But the…Details
Kyshtym Electrolytic Copper Plant is improving the quality of packaging.
The new scheme of copper wire rod packaging prevents damage in transit.
The novelty has to do with the increase of the coil compression, which makes it more compact. Such coils are less subject to vibration in transit, and thus, to damages. (Ukrainian metal)