In January Ukraine exported 10.106 thousand tons of ferrous scrap, up 6.6 times YoY, but down MoM, as in December 2016 it exported 20.485 thousand tons. According to the State Fiscal Service, the exports increased 6.2 times, to $2.097 million. Imports in January went up 4.3 times YoY, to 1.882 thousand tons. Turkey (92.3% and…Details
In January Yuzhniy Mining and Processing Works produced 1.047 million tons of iron ore concentrate, up by 12.9% YoY.
According to the company statement, sinter output went up by 37.8% YoY, to 203.9 thousand tons.
In 2016 UGOK produced 11282.3 thousand tons of concentrate and 2085.09 thousand tons of sinter. (Ukrainian metal)
In 2017 UMMC investments into the capital construction of the Gaysky Mining and Processing Works will reach 2.3 billion rubles (on the last year level). “The major part (1,7 billion rubles) will be spent on the development of the underground mine, which will enable us to yield 7.5 million tons of ore”, the GGOK reconstruction…Details
The Aluminum Association has initiated the organization of the large-scale long section manufacture of aluminum alloys at Russian enterprises. The issue was discussed during the meeting of the association with the leading local aluminum manufacturers and consumers. “Russia does not produce large-scale long sections of aluminum alloys at present and has to import them. The…Details
The nail shop of Severstal-Metiz has put a new line of agglutinate fiber manufacture into operation. The total investments into the project exceeded 45 million rubles. The agglutinate fiber is used to reinforce concrete instead of rebars and welded nets. “This is a unique product for the Russian market. It has increased anchoring properties and…Details
Following the results of the first half-year of 2016, 11 members of the management team of Metinvest received $6 million. They are: Yuri Ryzhenkov, CEO, Yuliya Dankova, financial director, Alexander Pogozhev, metallurgical division director and acting director of mining division, Oleg Tokar, industrial safety and ecology director, Svetlana Romanova, legal issues director, Dmitry Nikolayenko, sales…Details
Sergey Sidorkov has been appointed the acting investments director of Severstal Russian Steel.
Previously he worked as the director of the center on investment projects.
In his new office Sidorkov will continue the implementation of the investment program. (Ukrainian metal)
In January Ukrainian metal companies increased revenue from ferrous metals exports by 71.9% YoY, to $654.819 million. According to the State Fiscal Service, ferrous metals accounted for 21.64% of the total exports as opposed to 18.64% in January 2016. In December 2016 ferrous metal exports earned Ukraine $621.784 million. At the same time in January…Details
In January Mariupol Ilyich Iron and Steel Works produced 236 thousand tons of rolled metal, up by 33.3% YoY. According to the company statement, it also produced 249 thousand tons of steel and 242 thousand tons of pig iron, up by 24.5% and down by 17% YoY respectively. In December 2016 Mariupol Ilyich produced 201…Details
Selidovugol has sent official letters to its counteragents asking to decrease purchasing prices in contracts. According to the company managers, they were able to decrease the cost of some contracts, needed to put new long faces into operation, by 8-10%, or by 6 million UAH. The long faces being operated at Selidovugol will provide work…Details
Ukraine and USA have started negotiations on coal deliveries, as an alternative to coal supplies from the occupied territories. According to a participant of the negotiations, an energy market expert Vitaly Kropachev, after the meeting with the US Ministry of Energy it was decided to create a working group to develop options. “We have discussed…Details
In 2016 Zoloto Kamchatki, a part of Renova, increased gold output by 114% YoY, to 175.25 thousand ounces (5451 kg), and that of silver – by 309% YoY, to 247.35 thousand ounces (7694 kg). Gold sales in 2016 went up by 131%, to 173.68 thousand ounces, at the average price of $1251.66 per ounce. The…Details
In January Ukraine imported 76.144 thousand tons of coke valued at $17.183 million, down by 14.4% YoY and up by 44.5% YoY respectively. According to the State Fiscal Service, the main suppliers of coke were Russia (51.37%), Poland (47.8%) and the Czech Republic (0.83%). At the same time, coke exports increased by 30.1% YoY, to…Details
In 2016 Kazzinc produced 305.5 thousand tons of zinc, up by 0.3% YoY. Zinc production of own raw materials totaled 187.5 thousand tons, down by 3% YoY.
Copper output went up by 9.6% YoY, to 68.2 thousand tons, including that of own raw materials – by 3.9% YoY, to 53.9 thousand tons. (Ukrainian metal)
In February the port of Ust-Luga dispatched 201 wagons with large steel plates for Nord Stream-2 (1,005 plates), says press center of Commercial Sea Port of Ust-Luga. From the beginning of the project in October 2016, the port dispatched more than 5,000 steel plates. In January 294 railcars with steel plates left Ust-Luga for Vyksa…Details
Russia’s Sual Partners of Viktor Vekselberg and Leonid Blavatnik may not complete a deal to buy a 12% stake in aluminum giant UC RUSAL from Mikhail Prokhorov’s Onexim Group, as difficulties have occurred. “The term of the deal’s completion is not clear,” sources said. “It may not take place at all,” a source close to…Details
In January Ukraine imported coal and anthracite valued at $170.897 million. According to the State Fiscal Service, Russia supplied coal valued at $114.59 million, the United States – $24.856 million, Kazakhstan – $15.127 million, other countries – $16.324 million. Thus, in money terms imports of coal and anthracite last month grew by 61.3% YoY ($105.943…Details
Major Chinese companies are interested in investing into copper deposits in the Volyn region. “The Zhirichi copper deposits have attracted attention of major Chinese companies. They’ve been aware of the deposits back in USSR. Now they want to construct a plant to produce cable, semiconductors and all the rest made of copper”, the Volyn regional…Details
Uzbekistan has prepared the project on the construction of the new metal enterprise – Tashkent Iron and Steel Works. The investments will total 278 million euro. The construction could be finished in 2 years. The works is expected to receive equipment from Austria, Germany and Italy. The works will specialize in the production of rolled…Details
Uralskaya Stal, a part of Metalloinvest, has started producing slag pots. The first trial pot for the pig iron manufacture of the company was produced in July 2016. The pot is still operating, even after 500 pourings. Metalloinvest buys 30 slag pots for its enterprises each year. Following the pot for the blast furnace shop,…Details
The aviation industry demand for titanium will increase with the expansion of the usage of composite materials. Composites are widely used in the construction of the new generation aircraft, but corrode aluminum, the main metal in plane construction. But titanium is not affected by corrosion and combines well with composites. The first Boeing and Airbus…Details
PerfoGrad LLC, Voronezh, has produced a batch of perforated sheets for the construction of the Yekaterinburg Arena. In particular, the company supplied 2 thousand square meters of the perforated sheets for the technical premises of the stadium. The company intends to supply 5 thousand square meters more. PerfoGrad specializes in the manufacture of perforated metal…Details
In 2016 Yanzoloto, working in Ust-Yansk in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), mined 150 kg of gold, having exceeded its annual target.
The company expects the gold reserves at the site to increase by 2.5 tons. (Ukrainian metal)
In 2016 Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works produced 12.7 thousand tons of galvanized pipes. This was a record result in the history of the shop No. 8. The previous record was set in 2013, when MMK produced 11.3 thousand tons of galvanized pipes. 2016 also saw the monthly record of pipe output – 1540 tons…Details
The Avdiivka Coke and Chemical Works is still not operating because of the military activity. According to the company CEO Musa Magomedov, the repairmen were able to restore the electricity lines and bring energy to the town of Avdiivka. “The volumes of coke gas are not enough to heat both the batteries and the town,…Details
Severstal announced details of its 2017 capital investment program, which highlighted its operational excellence and long-term competitiveness. In 2017 Severstal plans to invest approximately 43 billion rubles across the business. This investment will primarily focus on developing key areas of the company’s strategy including cost control, increasing production of high-value added products and enhancing safety…Details