In March Ukrainian metal companies received 265 thousand tons of scrap, up by 45 thousand tons MoM, and 85% of their total needs. In March their scrap stocks decreased by 10 thousand tons, to 95 thousand tons. As of January 1, their stocks totaled 190 thousand tons. In Q1 metal companies received 715 thousand tons…Details
The general manager of Mariupol Ilyich Iron and Steel Works Yuri Zinchenko hopes the Ukrzaliznytsia scrap tenders will be transparent and aiming at the interest of business. “Ukrzaliznytsia has finally announced the long-awaited tenders to sell scrap. We’ve been waiting for almost 2 years. We hope that local iron and steel works get this scrap,…Details
Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman has supported the introduction of a temporary moratorium on the bankruptcy of coal mining enterprises. “The norm on the moratorium on bankruptcy should be temporary to conduct restructuring, because I believe that some people dishonestly exploit Ukrainian legislation to block the work of Ukrainian mines. I support, and I…Details
Russian Copper Company (RCC), the country’s third largest copper producer, may acquire 50% in the Udokan copper deposit, Alisher Usmanov, the founder of USM Holdings, which owns Baikal Mining Company, the operator of the Udokan deposit, said on April 12. “We are in active talks with banks and partners from Russian Copper Company on cooperation…Details
Russian hydropower giant RusHydro’s board of directors will consider participating in construction of aluminum giant UC RUSAL’s Taishet Aluminum Smelter on April 19, after a strategy committee has discussed it. The participation plan includes creation of a special purpose vehicle with RUSAL to raise $1.1 billion project financing, of which about $200 million will be…Details
The Metinvest mining and metal group has warned individuals and legal entities that are both residents and nonresidents of Ukraine against the illegal use of its property remaining at the enterprises in the non-controlled territory (NCT) that have taken over by representatives of the so-called “Donetsk People’s Republic” (DPR) and “Luhansk People’s Republic” (LPR). The…Details
Makeevka Metal Works, seized by the militants of the terrorist organization DPR, has supplied the first batch of wire rod of 1 thousand tons to the Khartsyzsk steel wire and rope works Silur, also controlled by the militants. According to the press service of the so-called ministry of industry and trade of the DPR, the…Details
The sinter shop is the first link in the manufacturing chain of the Nadezhdinsky Iron and Steel Works. To improve the quality of the semi-finished products the works will invest 57 million rubles into the shop modernization. The construction work will begin in late May – early June. The new screen and crusher will be…Details
VSMPO-Avisma is negotiating the prolongation of its contract with Airbus. The corporation currently has some 3 score long-term contracts, including some for 10 years. “The Airbus contract expires in 2020, and we have already started negotiations to prolong it. Contracts with Boeing have recently been prolonged to 2022 and 2025”, VSMPO-Avisma marketing and sales deputy…Details
Ukrzaliznytsia has announced 2 tenders to sell ferrous scrap. According to the company statement, registration is open until April 21. The auctions will held on April 25. The first lot features 24 thousand tons of steel scrap valued at 122.76 million UAH. The second is 22 thousand tons of steel scrap No. 4 (wheels, beams,…Details
As of April 10, average daily metal output decreased by 7-9% MoM. As of April 11, 17 out of 28 blast furnaces (61%), 13 out of 21 converters (62%), 8 out of 9 open-hearth furnaces (89%) and 5 out of 16 electric arc furnaces (31%) were in operation. Average daily steel output in March totaled…Details
On April 6, Dneprovsky Iron and Steel Works started blowing-in of its blast furnace No. 9, but on April 10, had to shut it down once more. The first time DMK had to shut down because of the lack of coke, used to be supplied by the Alchevsk Coke Plant from the uncontrolled territory. On…Details
In January-March Ukraine decreased both exports and imports of iron ore raw materials. In particular Ukraine exported 9.8 million tons of raw materials, down by 4% YoY, with 4 million tons exported in March. Imports in Q1 dropped by 88% YoY, or by 660 thousand tons, to 90 thousand tons. In March Ukraine imported 12…Details
PJSC MMC Norilsk Nickel announces the closing of its $1 billion 6-year Eurobond offering with an annual coupon rate of 4.1%. The proceeds from the issue will be used for general corporate purposes and capital investments. The offering has attracted solid investors’ interest both domestically and internationally and the book was well oversubscribed. As a…Details
In January-March Russian coal exports climbed by 7% YoY, to 43.591 million tons, the Ministry of Energy statistics said.
In March Russia exported 15,489,400 tons of coal.
Coal production in January-March totaled 99,352,200 tons including 91,272,200 tons supplied. (Portnews/Ukrainian metal)
Almalyk Mining and Processing Works has embarked on the most ambitious investment project of the Program of measures on structural reforms, modernization and diversification of production for 2015-2019 at JSC “Almalyk MMC” – “Development of “Dalnee” deposit”. On March 1, President Shavkat Mirziyoev signed a Resolution “On measures on expansion of production facilities of JSC…Details
Druzhkovka Metal Wares Works will pay 33.226 million UAH of dividends, or 0.5 UAH per 1 share, from its net profit of 35.888 million UAH in 2016. The company supervisory board announced the dividends would be paid from May 10 till September 28. Last year the works increased its net profits by 3.1% YoY, to…Details
In 2016 Guryevsk Iron and Steel Works received 97 million rubles of net losses, down 4-fold YoY. In 2015 the company losses amounted to 382 million rubles, with 3.9 billion rubles in 2014. Last year revenue totaled 4.454 billion rubles, down by 15% YoY. Sales losses reached 70 million rubles as opposed to profit of…Details
In March, according to the railroad statistics, ferrous scrap deliveries to Vyksa Iron and Steel Works, a part of OMK, reached 59.8 thousand tons, down by 35% MoM, but up 50-fold YoY. In January-March VMZ received 212.7 thousand tons of scrap, the maximum volume for the past several years. This is the record volume among…Details
In January-March companies in the Chukotka Autonomous District mined 5.588 tons of gold and 32.873 tons of silver. Gold output dropped by 17.8% YoY, or by 1.215 tons, silver – by 10.4%, or by 3.84 tons. The decrease is caused by the targeted drop of output at the gold-silver deposits of Kupol and Dvoynoye, belonging…Details
MidUral Group presented its 2016 results. Klyuchevsky Ferroalloys Works sold 16.3 thousand tons of ferroalloys and ligatures, including 7.9 thousand tons of metallic chromium, up by 17%, 5.7 thousand tons of ferrochromium, down by 11%, and 1.757 tons of other ferroalloys and ligatures, up by 28%. The company also shipped 35.1 thousand tons of slag…Details
The Directorate General of Anti-Dumping and Allied Duties of India (DGAD) recommends imposing 5-year duties on some types of cold-rolled metal originating or imported from Ukraine, as well as China, Korea and Japan. The duty volume is the difference between the landed value and $576 per ton. The decision impacts cold-rolled metal of alloyed and…Details
Ukraine in the conditions of halting supplies of anthracite from areas that are not under control of the government in the anti-terrorist operation (ATO) zone would cut consumption of anthracite and will cover its shortage thanks to diversified imports, refusing to ship coal from Russia, Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman has said. “Of course, we…Details
In H2 2017 Raspadskaya will clear $170-180 million of its debt and could ponder the long-term clearing during the year on the background of high coal prices. “We want to clear some $180 million of Raspadskaya debt. If there is enough free money, we could clear it quicker”, the company CEO Sergey Stepanov said. As…Details
In 2016 Corum Group increased its revenue by 18.9% YoY, to 2.059 billion UAH. According to the company statement, its EBITDA came off the negative level and reached 105.4 million UAH. Contracts totaled 2.445 billion UAH, up by 32% YoY. The company loan portfolio decreased almost 2-fold, to 1.08 billion UAH. Sales increased by 18.9%.…Details
Salary debts to state miners total 410 million UAH.
According to the chairman of the Independent Miners Union Mikhail Volynets, unions are negotiating clearing the debts with the officials.
This debt equals a monthly salary fund. The debt accumulated in 2015 and 2016.
Officials promised to help. (Ukrainian metal)