Ukraine: AMKR presents investments projects

PJSC ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih presented its investment activity during the meeting with regional deputies and representatives of German society for international cooperation GIZ. The seminar took place with participation of Consul-General of German Federal Republic Wolfgang Mössinger and Head of Dnipropetrovsk Regional Council Gleb Prygunov. Environment, infrastructure and trade became the main seminar themes. GIZ…

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Russia: Zabaykalye coal output down in January 2018

In January Zabaykalye region mined 1904.42 thousand tons of coal, down by 8% YoY.

10 companies are mining for coal in the region. The leaders are Razrez Tugnuysky, Razrez Kharanorskiy and Chitaugol LLC.

Two companies – Takecha LLC and Kutinskiy Razrez LLC – have not started mining. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: scrap deliveries up in January 2018

In January Ukraine procured 279 thousand tons of scrap, up by 16% YoY, but down by 22% MoM.

Of this volume domestic metal companies received 245 thousand tons, down by 20% MoM, but up by 7% YoY.

Exports decreased by 35% MoM, but grew 3.4-fold YoY, to 34 thousand tons. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: steel output forecast at 1.9 million tons in March 2018

Ukrmetallurgprom believes Ukraine will produce 1.9 million tons of steel in March. According to the enterprise forecast, pig iron output will total 1.9 million tons and rolled metal – 1.6 million tons. As of February 13, 19 out of 21 blast furnaces (90%), 8 out of 9 open-hearth furnaces (89%), 14 out of 16 converters…

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Russia: Priangarye produces 1 ton of gold

Since the beginning of 2018 Irkutsk region obtained 1044.2 kg of gold. All the metal was mined. In particular, Polyus Verninskoye mined 560.7 kg of gold. Vysochaishiy obtained 323 kg of gold. Ugakhan, Vysochaishiy’s subsidiary, produced 114 kg of gold, while Druza LLC in January yielded 46.5 kg of gold. This year all the companies…

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Russia: NLMK market share stable

In 2017 hot-rolled metal consumption in Russia totaled 8.96 million tons. NLMK share was 17.5%. According to the group regional sales director Vladislav Ovchinnikov, in cold-rolled sheet NLMK share was 35.8% out of 3.26 million tons consumed, galvanized metal – 20.8% (3.04 million tons), and polymer-coated metal – 20.9% (1.88 million tons). On the bars…

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Russia: NLMK-Metiz output up in 2017

In 2017 NLMK-Metiz increased wire production by 18% YoY, to 274 thousand tons. Nails output grew by 6%, to 30.6 thousand tons, and self-tappers – to 5.8 thousand tons. “Output growth is mostly the result of our products competitiveness increase on world markets”, the company said. NLMK-Metiz is among 5 largest manufacturers of metal wares…

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Kazakhstan: gold reserves up in 2017

Last year the Ministry of Investments and Development held auctions for the usage of subsoil resources on 58 sites.

According to the ministry, gold reserves increased by 35 tons, silver – by 25 thousand tons, uranium – by 14 thousand tons, tungsten – by 70 tons and copper by 1.1 million tons. (Ukrainian metal)