In 2017 Belarus Iron and Steel Works increased revenue by 30% YoY despite new antidumping duties, imposed by some countries, to $1.2 billion. Exports account for 85% of the total sales. Russia consumes 22.9% of BMZ metal. Other major importers are Israel, USA, Ukraine and Egypt. In 2015 the company commissioned the bar and wire…Details
The State Committee of Industry, Energy and Subsoil Use put a deposit of placer gold Baymak on auction, official website of the committee reported. The deposit is located in Ala-Buka district of Jalal-Abad region. The deposit was discovered in 1956 following the ancient mining of placer gold. Kyzyl-Tokoy, Orto-Tokoy, Baymak, Ala-Buka, which now constitute Nizhnekassanskoye…Details
In 2018 ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih intends to produce at least 6.5 million tons of steel. “We also plan to manufacture 5.7 million tons of rolled metal and 10 million tons of concentrate”, the company CEO Paramjit Kahlon said. In 2016 AMKR reached its 10-year maximum in steel output – 7 million tons. It was planned…Details
China Railway Tunnel Group has started work on the investment project to modernize the Shargunkumir Company. The investment project presupposes the increase of the company capacity to 900 thousand tons of coal per year. The Chinese company will clear 10 old mines and create a 2227-meters long tunnel. The total cost of the project is…Details
In 2017 prices of industrial products in Kazakhstan increased by 17.6% YoY. According to the Ministry of the national economy, prices in mining industry increased by 27.2% and in processing by 8.3%. In particular, metal ore prices grew by 15.8%, coal – by 10.3%, zinc – by 23.7%, copper – by 19.7%, aluminum – by…Details
Last year the Commercial court of Dniepropetrovsk region ordered to arrest accounts of Dneprovsky Iron and Steel Combine. DMK appealed. On January 2 the court satisfied the company claim. Dneprovsky Iron and Steel Combine was a part of Industrial Union of Donbas (ISD), created in 1995. In May 2017 it was confirmed that DMK was…Details
Ukraine’s metallurgical sector has plunged into recession mainly due to the crisis in the eastern region of Donbas. Last year, the output of steel, one of the main exports items of Ukraine, fell by 12%, while the production of pig iron and rolled metal was down by 15% and 14%, respectively, according to Ukrmetallurgprom association’s…Details
In 2017 Ukraine imported 19.8 million tons of coal valued at $2.7 billion. According to the State Fiscal Service, Russia supplied $1.552 billion worth of coal (56.57%), USA – $682.01 million (24.85%), Canada – $182.2 million (6.64%) and other countries – $327.65 million (11.94%). Exports mostly went to Russia – $57.475 million (54.48%), Slovakia –…Details
In 2017 rolled steel sheet was the most sought after type of rolled metal.
At present Russian market is witnessing a slight seasonal decrease in demand, which allows buying materials cheaper. Customers also leave their orders online more often, which simplifies the purchasing process.
Steel sheet is used in machine-building, construction, agriculture, etc. (Ukrainian metal)
The potential investor of the insolvent KVV Liepājas metalurgs is given two weeks to consider purchasing the company, says Latvian Economy Minister Arvils Ašeradens. He admits that talks with the potential investor are not over; the investor wants to secure the most beneficial conditions in business negotiations. Latvian government is also highly interested in getting…Details
Standard&Poor’s has changed the rating forecast for Ferrexpo plc, owner of Poltava and Yeristovo GOKs, from Stable to Positive. On December 29, 2017 S&P improved the group rating following the “high productivity” shown lately. The agency has also confirmed Ferrexpo’s long-term rating at B-. The rating improvement is the result of the stable iron ore…Details
In December 2017 Ukraine produced 1.87 million tons of pig iron, 1.88 million tons of steel and 1.7 million tons of rolled metal, all up by 3%, 0.4% and 7% MoM respectively. “Output increase in December 2017 was mostly thanks to Mariupol Iron and Steel Works and Zaporizhstal”, Ukrmetallurgprom reported. In January-December 2017 Ukraine produced…Details
The Novovolynskaya mine No. 9, a part of the state enterprise Volynugol, has suspended operation because of the lack of equipment. “The enterprise has stopped mining coal. And the reason is simple – they have nothing to work with. The mine was developing three long faces. For the past week they were barely working on…Details
The contract with the acting financial director and chief accountant of ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih Sergey Plichko has been prolonged for another quarter. According to the company decree dated December 28, 2017, the contract is prolonged through March 31, 2018. Plichko was appointed chief accountant, acting CFO on February 17, 2017. Prior to that he was…Details
Mechel informs that the group CFO Sergey Rezontov is leaving the company.
According to the statement, Rezontov resigned due to his personal reasons.
“We are grateful to Sergey Rezontov for his work”, Mechel CEO Oleg Korzhov said. (Ukrainian metal)
In December 2017 ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih and Mariupol Ilyich Iron and Steel Works received the most VAT among metal companies – 659.432 and 656.42 million UAH. In November 2017 they received 633.194 and 671.433 million UAH respectively. According to the State Treasury Service, Zaporizhstal was paid 407.011 million UAH (305.218 million UAH in November 2017).…Details
In 2017 Seligdar commissioned 3 processing factories, produced over 1 thousand tons of tin and increased mining volume by 30% YoY and gold reserves by 19 tons. Last year the group also struck an important deal of Rusolovo shares consolidation. As the result, the group balance received a major asset. Seligdar plans to pay dividends…Details
In December 2017 Zaporizhstal increased pig iron output by 38.2% YoY, to 365.7 thousand tons. According to the company statement, steel manufacture grew by 17.2%, to 357.8 thousand tons, and rolled metal – by 10.4%, to 295.2 thousand tons. In 2017 pig iron output increased by 5.4% YoY, to 3.795 million tons, steel – by…Details
In January-November 2017 Ukraine imported 4.11 million tons of power-generating coal for thermal and combined heat and power plants. According to the Ministry of energy and coal industry, in 11 months Russia supplied 3.083 million tons of coal (75% of all the imports), South Africa – 653.2 thousand tons (15.9%), USA – 254.8 thousand tons…Details
This year the United Mining and Chemical Company, which manages Volnogorsk Iron and Steel Works and Irshansk Mining and Processing Works, intends to increase investments 2-fold, to 200 million UAH, “2018 will be the year of manufacture reconstruction. I believe our investments will exceed those of 2017 2-fold. It’s difficult to name the exact amount,…Details
The Zaporozhye subsidiary of the State Property Fund has announced the electronic auction of Aluminum Foil Works at the Ukrainian Universal Exchange.
The starting price of the state enterprise is 583.9 million UAH.
The auction is scheduled for January 19. The participation requests are accepted through January 15. (Ukrainian metal)
In November 2017 Vyksa Iron and Steel Works railroad shipments to domestic customers and for exports totaled 217.7 thousand tons, up by 22% MoM and by 8.5 YoY. In October 2017 the results were down by 9.4% MoM and by 1.7% YoY, while in September – up by 67.1% and by 53% respectively. In November…Details
As of late November 2017, the coal increased in price by 27.6% (or by 2.6 thousand tenge), to 12 thousand tenge per ton, following the drop of 0.5% (52 tenge) in 2016, to 9.5 thousand tenge. In January-November 2017 coal mining reached 95.9 million tons, up by 5.2% YoY (or by 4.8 million tons). The…Details
In 2017 Kazakhmys Group of Companies fulfilled its manufacturing plan in advance. In particular the group produced and sold 232943 tons of cathode copper. Copper concentrate output totaled 238.300 tons. The average copper contents in the ore were 0.93%. Despite the shortage of the rolling stock Kazakhstan railroads transported 12 million tons of cargo, including…Details