In December 2017 Kazakhstan produced 0.424 million tons of steel, up by 13.9% YoY and by 2.2% MoM. In 2017 steel manufacture totaled 4.663 million tons, up by 9.4% YoY. Ferroalloys output increased by 6.6% YoY in 2017, to 1.948 million tons. In December 2017 output grew by 5.2% MoM and by 6.1% YoY, to…Details
Brazil Steel Institute (IABr) has called unacceptable the technical report of the Ministry of Finances on antidumping measures to steel imports from Russia and China. According to the ministry the final antidumping measures will negatively affect local customers, which would face short-term difficulties when making their delivery chains. Moreover the antidumping duties will result in…Details
Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works (MMK) has signed an investment contract with Italian company Danieli & Officine Meccaniche S.p.A. to modernize MMK’s rolled section workshop’s double-strand mill No. 170. The value of the contract for the supply of technical documentation, equipment, installation supervision services, and operational training amounts to EUR 5.5 million. The project is…Details
Gazprom is negotiating a 20% discount with pipe producers. A source said that the decision had been already made and all pipe producers agreed on the discount. Two sources said that the issue was discussed between Gazprom and pipe producers’ executives on January 16 but no final decision had been made. One more source said…Details
The Toshkovskaya Mine of the state enterprise Pervomayskugol has put a new long face into operation. Its length is 200 meters, and the reserves are estimated at 150 thousand tons of coal. With the output of 100 tons per day, the miners have enough work for some 4 years. It should be noted that prior…Details
In 2017 Polyus increased gold output by 10% YoY, to 2.16 million ounces (67.2 tons) mostly because of the increase of production at Olimpiada and Verninskoye deposits. The company forecast the output on the level of 2.075-2.125 million ounces of gold. Sales grew by 13%, to 2.158 million ounces, including 170 thousand ounces of gold…Details
In 2018 ArcelorMittal Temirtau intends to increase steel output by 8.8% YoY, to 4.35 million tons per year. According to the company statement, metal sales are expected to grow to 4 million tons. “We also plan to produce 3.94 million tons of pig iron. We have to prove that we can reach this target, as…Details
The State Committee on Ownership Issues has for the fifth time announced an investment competition to sell 99.22% of Dashkesan Mining and Processing Works (Dashkesan Filizsaflashdirma). The committee intends to sell 527.447 thousand shares with the nominal price of 2 manats per share. The total cost of the 5-year investment program, which the competition participants…Details
In 2017 Chukotka Autonomous District mined 445.3 thousand tons of coal, up by 93% YoY.
The considerable increase was reached thanks to the commissioning of the Fandyushkinskoye pole deposits in December 2016.
The license is owned by Beringpromugol LLC. Last year the company mined 255.88 thousand tons of coal there. (Ukrainian metal)
TMK Chermet has successfully passed the qualification audit as an independent supplier of scrap and ferrous metals wastes to the enterprises of the Pipe Metallurgical Company. The audit has been carried out by the Russian research institute of pipe industry. Following the check the company has been entered into the list of TMK approved suppliers.…Details
Izhstal specialists have capitally repaired the bar-wire mill 250. The repair was carried according to the schedule. This mill is important for the company, as it produces around 45% of the total output. In 2017 the 250 mill produced 222 thousand tons of rolled metal of structure, stainless, bearing, tool and speed steels, up by…Details
Russian gold producer Mangazeya Zoloto plans to raise production by 95%, to 1.5 tons in 2018, CEO and owner Sergei Yanchukov declared. The company will nearly triple geological exploration spending to 350 million rubles this year to increase the Baikal region reserves of the group to over 100 tons, he said. Production of the Savkino…Details
In January-November 2017 the share of Russian exports of metal and wares to far foreign countries reached 10.1%, up from 9.9% in 2016. The monetary volume of exports grew by 28%, while physical volume dropped by 3.2%. Pig iron exports decreased by 13.1%, aluminum – by 6%, ferroalloys – by 5.8%, and semi-finished products of…Details
Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Kistion says Ukraine in 2017 almost halved consumption of anthracite coal whose stocks in Ukraine are insufficient, having used 4.8 million tons of anthracite at its thermal power plants. “In 2017 Ukraine consumed slightly more than half of anthracite coal compared to 2016. If in 2016 we burnt 8.9…Details
In 2017 Ukrainian metal works purchased 2.83 million tons of scrap, down by 12.7% YoY. Scrap covered only 90% of the need. The average usage of purchased scrap was 133 kg per 1 ton of steel. At the same time exports of scrap in 2017 increased by 78.5% YoY, to 486.5 thousand tons. The major…Details
At a meeting on January 16 directors of NLMK Group resolved to convene an Extraordinary Shareholder Meeting on March 12 to elect a new president (CEO) and chairman of the management board. The EGM will be held by absentee ballot. The date upon which the shareholders entitled to participate in the EGM will be determined…Details
S&P Global Ratings has assigned its “B-” long-term corporate credit rating to Metinvest B.V., the holding company of a group of mostly Ukraine-based vertically integrated steel and mining assets, the outlook is stable, reads a report on the rating agency’s website. “Metinvest, with operations in Ukraine and abroad, is a midsize producer with steel capacity…Details
AzerGold is looking for a company to provide transportation and precious metals ingots delivery services. The company will be chosen at the open tender. The cost of participation is 250 manats. All the offers are accepted through February 26. The tender will be held on February 27. AzerGold was created by the decree of the…Details
In 2017 Magadan region obtained almost 33 tons of gold, up by 5 tons YoY. Pavlik developing the deposits of the same name mined 6.5 tons of gold. Susumanzoloto is still the best alluvial gold extractor – 4 tons. This year the region intends to increase output. In particular, the new mine named after Matrosov…Details
Mikhailovsky Mining and Processing Works has put two new locomotive units in operation. The new machinery has been purchased under the investment program of Metalloinvest to improve efficiency of manufacture. The locomotive units have increased power, which enables to use 11 dump cars in one train instead of 10. The machinery will transport ore from…Details
Rusal and Energoprom have signed a 5-year contract for the delivery of cathode blocks at the volume of 21.5 thousand tons per year. According to the agreement, in 2018-2022 Energoprom will cover up to 70% of Rusal aluminum works needs in carbon-graphite raw materials. The products will be supplied from Novosibirsk Electrode Works. “This is…Details
Severstal has concluded a contract for the delivery of equipment for vertical and horizontal stands and the modernization of the laminar machine of the 2000 hot-rolling mill at the Cherepovets Iron and Steel Works. Investments in modernization total 2 billion rubles. The machinery will be supplied by Primetals Technologies (Austria). The project is to be…Details
Export of Russian coal in 2017 increased by 4% YoY, to 185.136 million tons, the Ministry of Energy said.
The commodity exports volume in December 2017 reached 15.082 million tons.
Coal mining in December 2017 amounted to 36.097 million tons, of which 32.821 million tons were delivered. (PortNews/Ukrainian metal)
Insolvency administrator to the bankrupt KVV Liepājas metalurgs Guntars Koris has decided to sell property owned by the company at an auction, as confirmed by the administrator’s representative Dzintars Hmieļevskis. This decision was made because none of the contenders to purchase KVV Liepājas metalurgs had complied with conditions put up by creditors and had not…Details