Ukraine: gas consumption down in January-May 2016

In January-May Ukrainian metal companies consumed 740 million cubic meters of gas, down by 20% YoY.

The average daily gas consumption decreased by 1.5 million cubic meters YoY, to 4.9 million cubic meters.

In May companies consumed 142 million cubic meters of gas, up by 5 million cubic meters MoM. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Norilsk Nickel general partner of the business program at the VI St.-Petersburg International Legal Forum

Norilsk Nickel became a general partner of the business program at the VI St.-Petersburg International Legal Forum held on May 18-20. Each year this large-scale event brings together legal experts, including representatives of state authorities, businesses and scientific community from over 80 countries. A Norilsk Nickel representative, Alexander Zavtrik, director of legal department, moderated a…


Ukraine: NGZ confirms international standards correspondence

Nikolaev Alumina Works has successfully passed quality management, environment management, labor and industrial safety audits according to international standards. The audit was carried out by DNV GL. “The company shows good development rates, – said a DNV GL auditor Olga Lavrentieva. – It optimizes its inner processes: decreases all kinds of expenses, finds out and…


Ukraine: NZF output up in January-May 2016

In January-May Nikopol Ferroalloy Plant produced 300.7 thousand tons of ferroalloys, up by 10.9% YoY.

According to the Association of Ukrainian Ferroalloy Producers, silicomanganese output went up by 8% YoY, to 283.5 thousand tons, while that of ferromanganese – 2 times, to 17.2 thousand tons. The works didn’t produce any other ferroalloys. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: NZF, ZZF, MGOK and OGOK left without shareholder meetings

Shareholder meetings of Nikopol Ferroalloy Plant, Zaporozhye Ferro Alloys Plant, Marganets Mining and Processing Works and Ordzhonikidze Mining and Processing Works, scheduled for early June, were not held. ZZF meeting was to take place on June 7, while that of NZF – on June 10. The supervisory boards of both companies will name the day…


Ukraine: Makeevugol mine under fire

Makeevugol Butovskaya mine, situated in the Russia-supported terrorist occupied territories has been shelled.

Because of the fire the mine was cut off from air and electricity supply. 3 miners have been evacuated. There were no casualties. The mine resumed operation the same day. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: Krasnoarmeyskugol in trouble

For the past 10 days Krasnodonugol mines were left without electricity twice.

The first time electricity was cut off on June 3, for almost 24 hours. Then on June 13, despite the agreement to partially clear debts, the mines were left without electricity again. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: ZZhRK output down in January-May 2016

In January-May Zaporozhye Iron Ore Complex mined 1.8 million tons of iron ore, down by 2.7% YoY.

According to the company statement, in May it mined 0.37 million tons of ore. Last year iron ore output dropped by 2% YoY, to 4.4 million tons. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: Komsomolskaya Factory to work with Lisichanskugol

Lisichanskugol has accepted the offer of Central Processing Factory “Komsomolskaya” on the services of processing valued at 17.6 million UAH. By the end of the year the factory will have processed 320 thousand tons of coal at 55 UAH per ton. The factory only competitor in the trade was the industrial company “Obogatitel” (Processor) with…


Metals of Ukraine & Russia: scrap (grade 2a), April 2016


Ukrainian market, $/t, without VAT, FCA, $1/UAH25.1865*









* – Ukrainian Hrivna and Russian Rouble exchange rates are as of 30.04.16 according to the National Bank of Ukraine and the Central Bank of the Russian Federation. (Ukrainian Metal)