Ukraine: metal companies demand canceling railroad tariff discount for Russia

Ukrmetallurgprom has addressed the Prime Minister of Ukraine Vladimir Groysman asking him to cancel the railroad tariff and port fee discounts for coal and ore transportation from Russia from Q2. The enterprise president Alexander Kalenkov believes that under present circumstances such a decision will make the use of the local transportation infrastructure more efficient and…


Ukraine: Metinvest and DTEK replace directors of 2 coalminers on occupied territory

Metinvest has replaced the director of Krasnodonugol, which has lost control over its assets on the uncontrolled territory of the Lugansk region. According to the company statement, the supervisory board ended the office of the Alexander Angelovsky and appointed Valentin Kononov the acting CEO instead. DTEK has replaced director of Komsomolets Donbassa mine, which has…


Kazakhstan: copper and zinc output down in January-February 2017

In January-February Kazakhstan decreased copper cathodes and raw zinc output by 3.3% and by 1% YoY respectively.

According to the Statistics committee of the Economy Ministry, raw steel output went up by 8.6% YoY.

Kaz Minerals and KazZinc produce most of the metal. (Ukrainian metal)

Kyrgyzstan to construct a copper works

Kyrgyzstan is deciding on construction of the copper-smelting works, according to the State committee on industry, energy and soil.

To process concentrate the construction of the copper works and the implementation of the new technologies are needed, which are currently absent in Kyrgyzstan. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: Chervonogradskaya Factory returned to state ownership

The privatization of the Chervonogradskaya central processing factory has been named illegal, and the Lviv regional commercial court of appeals returned its assets to the state ownership. After the privatization in 2008 and the creation of the Lviv Coal Company the state controlled 37.58% of shares in the new company, with 62% controlled by the…


Russia: MMK modernizing plate capacities

Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works has decided to modernize its continuous casting machine No. 6 and the 5000 plate mill in order to start producing hot-rolled metal of the 350 mm thick slab. The project, including modification, assembly and putting into operation, is expected to be finished this year. At present the CCM No. 6…


Ukraine: pig iron exports down in February 2017

In February Ukraine exported $31.203 million worth of pig iron, with imports on the level of $0.223 million. According to the State Fiscal Service, the main importer of Ukrainian pig iron in February was Italy ($10.166 million). In January-February Ukraine exported $99.642 million worth of pig iron, while imports totaled $0.286 million. Pig iron exports…