In January-March Nornickel produced 53 thousand tons of nickel, down by 16% YoY. According to the company statement, the main reasons for the decline were the shut down of a nickel works in Q3 2016, modernization of Talnakh Processing Factory and the increase of nickel raw materials volumes, sent to Kola and Norilsk Nickel Harjavalta…Details
Rusal has put into operation a new autoclave battery at Ural Aluminum Works. Investments totaled 1.1 billion rubles. The new battery will allow UAZ to increase alumina output by 130 thousand tons, to 900 thousand tons per year. The machinery will improve the safety of the manufacturing process and increase energy efficiency, resulting in the…Details
Beloretsk Iron and Steel Works intends to regain its position on the market of stainless wire.
According to the company statement, in addition to cooperating with electrode works, BMK works with spring works, to which it supplies wire of other steel grades. (Ukrainian metal)
The Donetsk People’s Republic militants report that the Khartsyzsk Wire Works Silur has resumed operation. According to the Silur “director” Ivan Ivantsov, the works has orders both for local delivery and for exports. “We have raw materials, and we have orders. Our main product is ropes”, he said. In early April the Makeevka subsidiary of…Details
DTEK forecasts that in 2017 Donbass mines on the uncontrolled territories taken from the company will decrease coal output 2-3-fold, to 4.4-5.6 million tons. The output plan for Komsomolets Donbassa, Sverdlovantrazit and Rovenkiantrazit mines this year was 12 million tons. The Starobeshevskaya TPP consumes some 2 million tons of coal per year, and the probable…Details
Yenakievo Iron and Steel Works, situated on the Russia-supported terrorists-occupied territory, started blowing-in its blast furnace. “After an almost 2-months break the works puts its blast furnace No. 5 into operation. The furnace will allow our rolling companies to operate for a month”, the leader of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic Alexander Zakharchenko declared. The…Details
DTEK energy holding is planning to refrain from the consumption of anthracite coal and transfer its TTPs to gas coal, DTEK Director General Maksym Tymchenko said. Tymchenko noted that during his last meeting with the DTEK owner Rinat Akhmetov, the issue on the increase of gas coal production was discussed. “DTEK is transferring to gas…Details
Operations on Solton-Sary mine were resumed after a seasonal halt, press service of Kyrgyzaltyn OJSC informed. It is noted that the gold processing plant of the mine started working. Repairs, stripping works were conducted and about 4,500 tons of ore were mined during the planned shutdown. “The second line of the gold processing plant will…Details
NLMK Group witnessed a 19% growth in EBITDA in January-March. In Q1 2017, NLMK Group was able to increase sales on the EU and US markets against a backdrop of higher internal demand; and to expand export deliveries of flats, offsetting the seasonal weakening in demand in Russia. Group’s capacity utilization gained 1%, to 96%;…Details
Mechel-Service has supplied over 250 tons of rebars for the construction of the energy complex with the new reactor Brest-OD-300 in Seversk.
The construction is carried out at the site of the Siberian Chemical Works. Rebars were produced at Chelyabinsk Iron and Steel Works. (Ukrainian metal)
In January-March Raspadskaya increased coal concentrate sales by 4% QoQ and by 11% YoY, to 1.696 million tons. The sales structure returned to its usual level (40% local sales and 60% exports) on the background of local market sales drop to 678 thousand tons. Local sales decreased by 9% because a part of Russian metal…Details
The Kiev administrative court of appeals has allowed the Executive Service to once again arrest the funds of the Industrial Union of Donbass on its account in Prominvestbank in the amount of 37.407 million UAH. In September 2016, the Ministry of Justice Executive Service opened a case of recovery of $1.485 million from IUD in…Details
South Korea is prepared to impose preliminary antidumping duties on the import of ferrosilicomanganese from Ukraine, India and Vietnam. The Korea Trade Commission has completed the preliminary investigation, having found out the damage to local manufacturers done by imports form the three countries. The commission has recommended the Ministry of finances to impose preliminary antidumping…Details
In 2016 Petropavlovsk received $31.7 million of net profits as opposed to $297.5 million of losses in 2015. According to the company statement, its revenue reached $540.7 million, down by 10% YoY. EBITDA increased by 16%, to $200 million. Gold manufacture prime cost dropped by 12%, to $660 per ounce. As of the end of…Details
In January-March Kaz Minerals produced 52.1 thousand tons of copper, up by 16% QoQ and by 130% YoY. The group mined 16.9 million tons of ore, up by 27% QoQ and by 59% YoY, the average copper content in the ore was 0.8%. Zinc concentrate output decreased from 19.2 thousand tons in Q4 2016 to…Details
In January-March enterprises of Kuzbassrazrezugol, a part of UMMC, mined 10.8 million tons of coal, including 1.5 million tons of coking coal, up by 300 thousand tons YoY. The group sold 10 million tons of coal, up by 500 thousand tons YoY, with 2.9 million tons delivered to the local consumers and 7.1 million tons…Details
Russia is capable of considerably substituting aluminum imports by 2020. According to the Aluminum Association, at present Russia imports some 250 thousand tons of aluminum products. This is mostly aluminum plates, sections, etc. “Our aluminum industry has enough potential to manufacture these products. By 2020 semi-finished products imports could de substituted with local products at…Details
The Cabinet of Ministers is carrying out a number of projects to decrease coal consumption. According to the Prime Minister Vladimir Groysman, the construction of the electricity line from Rovenskaya NPP to Kievskaya substation will allow saving some 1.44 million tons of coal per year. Reconstruction of Dnestr HNPP will yield the economy of 700…Details
In January-March the volume of industrial output in Donetsk region (not counting the antiterrorist operation zone) decreased by 9.1% YoY, in March the drop was 8.2% MoM and 21.8% YoY. March saw the decrease in metal output by 1% MoM and by 12.4% YoY, and coke – by 8% and by 42.4% respectively. Coal mining…Details
In March, according to the railroad statistics, Chelyabinsk Iron and Steel Works received 3632 tons of ferrous scrap, down by 28% MoM and by 30% YoY. For the last 5 months scrap deliveries to the works (below 4 thousand tons) have been the lowest in 10 years. In Q1 scrap deliveries totaled 13.5 thousand tons,…Details
In January-February Russia imported 252 thousand tons of steel products from Ukraine, up 2.2-fold YoY. According to the Federal Customs Service, the cost of imports reached $150 million, up 3.2-fold YoY. Flat rolled steel accounts for 50% of imports, up 1.64-fold YoY, with value up 3.3-fold. 40% falls on shapes and bars (up 4.5-fold and…Details
In January-March Mechel-Materials almost doubled the grinded slag production, to 40 thousand tons.
The grinded slag improves concrete characteristics.
Mechel-Materials started manufacturing this product in 2014. In the production the blast slag from Chelyabinsk Iron and Steel Works is used. (Ukrainian metal)
In January-March Kazakhstan produced 19863 kg of raw gold, up by 27.6% YoY.
According to the Statistics Committee of the Ministry of national economy, raw silver output dropped by 5.4% YoY, to 265399 kg. (Ukrainian metal)
Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works (MMK) has developed a new English version of the metal products catalogue for the automotive industry. The new catalogue of products with references to car parts will help carmakers choose the required steel grades depending on the purpose of the end product (part). The catalogue includes pictures of various parts…Details
The board of directors of Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works (MMK) has approved a new dividend policy, under which the company will raise its dividend payout to at least 50% of its free cash flow from 30%, Board Chairman Viktor Rashnikov said. “The new payment plan says the company will allocate at least 50% of…Details
Amurmetall, the only steel producer in Russia’s Far East, plans to reach production capacity of 1 million tons per year soon, the Khabarovsk region’s Head Vyacheslav Shport said. In February 2015, Amurmetall plant was undergoing bankruptcy, and put to auction at a price of 9.07 billion rubles. The auction failed due to the lack of…Details