In January Metinvest B. V. (the Netherlands) decreased revenue by 7%, or by $68 million MoM, to $900 million. EBITDA grew by 22.3%, to $126 million. The metal division EBITDA dropped by $9 million, to $18 million, while that of mining division – by $14 million, to $99 million. Consolidated revenue of the metal division…Details
In 2019 ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih intends to increase rolled metal output by a quarter YoY, to 5.3 million tons. “First of all, we need to restore pig iron output to the previous level – some 5.6 million tons per year, after that we will be able to increase rolled metal output to 5.3 million tons”,…Details
The Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine has postponed the review of the issue of Metinvest buying over 50% in Dneprovsky By-Product Coke Plant.
The Committee had to review the issue on April 11.
In 2017 Evraz Dneprodzerzhinsk By-Product Coke Plant changed its name to Dneprovsky By-Product Coke Plant. (Ukrainian metal)
Severstal – Bar Works Balakovo is carrying out an investment project to construct a new machine – a press to briquette metal shavings. The construction began in 2018. Machinery was supplied by ATM, Austria. The cost of the project is 145 million rubles. The line will yield 40 thousand tons of shavings briquettes per year…Details
Chelyabinsk Iron and Steel Works has won a tender to supply rails for the Moscow Subway. The works will produce 23.5 thousand tons of rails to be used for the reconstruction of the existing railways and for the construction of new. The first delivery is scheduled for May. ChMK produces 100-meter long rails. Since 2014…Details
Interpipe Holdings Limited (Cyprus) could issue bonds valued at $330 million, with interest rate of 10.25% and maturity until December 31, 2024. The issue will be discussed at the Interpipe NTZ shareholders meeting scheduled for April 25. The company is expected to act as a guarantor of Interpipe Holdings Limited. The notes are expected to…Details
In January-March Belarus Iron and Steel Works increased exports by 131% YoY, to 554 thousand tons, valued at $310 million, up by 112%.
Exports geography grew by 2 countries, to 50.
The share of the European countries, Near East and Africa increased, while that of US dropped. (Ukrainian metal)
The state enterprise Volynugol has lost 12.6 million UAH by buying 60% of a hotel in the town of Truskavets in 2007. Since then, the hotel has never been used by miners. In December 2007 Volynugol paid 12.6 million UAH to Firma Galbud LLC for 100% in Renesans LLC. Thus the enterprise has purchased 60%…Details
Zakhistprom Trade LLC has concluded 4 agreements on the delivery of mining rescue equipment valued at 50.34 million UAH. In particular, the company received orders for 22.61 million UAH from the state enterprise Pervomayskugol, 19.09 million UAH from Lisichanskugol, 5.22 million UAH from the Yuzhnodonbasskoye No. 1 Mine Group and 3.42 million UAH from Toretskugol.…Details
In January-March, Ukraine decreased nickel ore and concentrate imports by 13.8% YoY, to 266.653 thousand tons valued at $12.696 million, down by 13.7%.
According to the State Fiscal Service, Guatemala accounted for 60.62% of supplies and Indonesia – for 39.38%.
In 3 months Ukraine neither exported nor re-exported nickel ore and concentrate. (Ukrainian metal)
Precious metal prices decreased in Azerbaijan on April 12. In particular, the price of gold dropped by 24.463 manats, to 2,197.9555 manats per ounce compared to the price on April 11. The price of silver went down by 0.4093 manats, to 25.4731 manats per ounce. The price of platinum decreased by 20.604 manats, to 1,519.97…Details
In January-March, Ukrainian metal companies decreased natural gas consumption by 10% YoY, to 460 million cubic meters. In March consumption grew by 3% MoM, to 150 million cubic meters. Electricity consumption in Q1 totaled some 2.920 billion kW-h, down by 4% YoY. In March, Ukrainian metal companies consumed 1 billion kW-h, up by 10% MoM.…Details
In 2018 Stalkanat-Silur received 160.18 million UAH of net profit, up by 7.6% YoY.
EBITDA grew by 17.5%, to 174.96 million UAH.
Net income increased by 29.2%, to 2.44 billion UAH.
Uncovered losses amounted to 413.66 million UAH, down from 557.17 million UAH. (Ukrainian metal)
In January-March, Ukraine decreased titanium-containing ore and concentrate exports by 6.1% YoY, to 138.817 thousand tons, valued at $36.112 million, up by 23.8%. According to the State Fiscal Service, USA imported the most (22.4%), followed by Egypt (19.36%) and the Czech Republic (14.01%). In 3 months Ukraine imported 182 tons of ore from Senegal valued…Details
Steel production of Russia’s Severstal grew by 0.4% YoY, to 3.044 million tons in January-March, the company said in a statement on April 12. Cast iron production rose by 1%, to 2.363 million tons. Consolidated sales of steel products went up by 1%, to 2.832 million tons. Semi-produced good sales fell by 53%, to 121,000…Details
In January-March, Ukraine increased nickel and nickel wares imports by 3.4%, to $24.133 million ($8.338 million in March) and lead by 11.8%, to $3.193 million (0.918 million), but decreased aluminum imports by 4.4%, to $78.6 million ($27.829 million), tin by 38%, to $0.809 million ($450 thousand) and zinc by 43.1%, to $12.237 million ($4.986 million).…Details
In January-March, Ukraine increased copper and copper wares imports by 30.1%YoY, to $27.419 million. According to the State Fiscal Service, in March $11.753 million worth of copper and copper wares were imported. At the same time, exports decreased by 57.4%, to $19.412 million. In March Ukraine exported $7.739 million worth of copper and wares. (Ukrainian…Details
Stainless steel consumption in 2018 grew by 5.8% YoY, to 499.2 thousand tons. In 2017 the growth was 13.9%. Local production of stainless steel last year totaled 121,846 tons, up by 2.1%. In particular, Russia produced 22,483 tons of flat rolled steel, with Krasniy Octyabr accounting for some 56%. Bars output reached 55,954 tons (ZEMZ…Details
In January-March Yakovlevsky Mining and Processing Works increased iron ore output by 64% YoY, to 410 thousand tons. The enterprise also shipped 149.1 thousand tons of ore. The underground machinery fleet was enlarged with two cutter-loaders and a self-propelled boring machine. The crushing and sorting factory has completed the first stage of modernization with a…Details
In 2019 the Kekura deposit in Chukotka Autonomous District is expected to start yielding gold. The license to develop the deposit is owned by Bazovyye metally, a part of HGM. As of January 1, 2018 the JORC reserves totaled 2 million ounces of gold with an average content of 7 g per ton. Mineral resources…Details
An investment project is currently being implemented in the sheet-rolling shop No. 1 of ArcelorMittal Temirtau. It is intended to switch to the horizontal transportation of hot-rolled coils. The project will improve shipping options and working conditions. The cost of the project is $30 million. A similar project in the sheet-rolling shop No. 1 started…Details
The bar-rolling shop No. 2 of BMZ has shipped 1.5-millionth ton of metal. The anniversary batch of bars for machine-building was sent to Belmet, Austria. The shop is the youngest department of BMZ. Its first products were exported in March 2015. In February 2018 the shop reached the export level of 1 million tons. In…Details
In January-March, Yerkovetsky pit mined 42 thousand tons of coal more than last year.
The capacity of the pit is expected to increase to 2.5 million tons of coal per year.
The Yerkovetsky Coal Pit was commissioned in 1991. (Ukrainian metal)
ChTPZ will supply 130 thousand tons of large diameter pipes for the construction of the Saryarka pipeline in Kazakhstan. The batch of pipes has to be supplied until September. The diameter of the pipes is 820 mm and the wall thickness is 12, 14 and 18 mm. The pipes will be made of K60 steel…Details