On April 6, Dneprovsky Iron and Steel Works started blowing-in of its blast furnace No. 9, but on April 10, had to shut it down once more. The first time DMK had to shut down because of the lack of coke, used to be supplied by the Alchevsk Coke Plant from the uncontrolled territory. On…Details
In January-March Ukraine decreased both exports and imports of iron ore raw materials. In particular Ukraine exported 9.8 million tons of raw materials, down by 4% YoY, with 4 million tons exported in March. Imports in Q1 dropped by 88% YoY, or by 660 thousand tons, to 90 thousand tons. In March Ukraine imported 12…Details
PJSC MMC Norilsk Nickel announces the closing of its $1 billion 6-year Eurobond offering with an annual coupon rate of 4.1%. The proceeds from the issue will be used for general corporate purposes and capital investments. The offering has attracted solid investors’ interest both domestically and internationally and the book was well oversubscribed. As a…Details
In January-March Russian coal exports climbed by 7% YoY, to 43.591 million tons, the Ministry of Energy statistics said.
In March Russia exported 15,489,400 tons of coal.
Coal production in January-March totaled 99,352,200 tons including 91,272,200 tons supplied. (Portnews/Ukrainian metal)
Almalyk Mining and Processing Works has embarked on the most ambitious investment project of the Program of measures on structural reforms, modernization and diversification of production for 2015-2019 at JSC “Almalyk MMC” – “Development of “Dalnee” deposit”. On March 1, President Shavkat Mirziyoev signed a Resolution “On measures on expansion of production facilities of JSC…Details
Druzhkovka Metal Wares Works will pay 33.226 million UAH of dividends, or 0.5 UAH per 1 share, from its net profit of 35.888 million UAH in 2016. The company supervisory board announced the dividends would be paid from May 10 till September 28. Last year the works increased its net profits by 3.1% YoY, to…Details
In 2016 Guryevsk Iron and Steel Works received 97 million rubles of net losses, down 4-fold YoY. In 2015 the company losses amounted to 382 million rubles, with 3.9 billion rubles in 2014. Last year revenue totaled 4.454 billion rubles, down by 15% YoY. Sales losses reached 70 million rubles as opposed to profit of…Details
In March, according to the railroad statistics, ferrous scrap deliveries to Vyksa Iron and Steel Works, a part of OMK, reached 59.8 thousand tons, down by 35% MoM, but up 50-fold YoY. In January-March VMZ received 212.7 thousand tons of scrap, the maximum volume for the past several years. This is the record volume among…Details
In January-March companies in the Chukotka Autonomous District mined 5.588 tons of gold and 32.873 tons of silver. Gold output dropped by 17.8% YoY, or by 1.215 tons, silver – by 10.4%, or by 3.84 tons. The decrease is caused by the targeted drop of output at the gold-silver deposits of Kupol and Dvoynoye, belonging…Details
MidUral Group presented its 2016 results. Klyuchevsky Ferroalloys Works sold 16.3 thousand tons of ferroalloys and ligatures, including 7.9 thousand tons of metallic chromium, up by 17%, 5.7 thousand tons of ferrochromium, down by 11%, and 1.757 tons of other ferroalloys and ligatures, up by 28%. The company also shipped 35.1 thousand tons of slag…Details
The Directorate General of Anti-Dumping and Allied Duties of India (DGAD) recommends imposing 5-year duties on some types of cold-rolled metal originating or imported from Ukraine, as well as China, Korea and Japan. The duty volume is the difference between the landed value and $576 per ton. The decision impacts cold-rolled metal of alloyed and…Details
Ukraine in the conditions of halting supplies of anthracite from areas that are not under control of the government in the anti-terrorist operation (ATO) zone would cut consumption of anthracite and will cover its shortage thanks to diversified imports, refusing to ship coal from Russia, Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman has said. “Of course, we…Details
In H2 2017 Raspadskaya will clear $170-180 million of its debt and could ponder the long-term clearing during the year on the background of high coal prices. “We want to clear some $180 million of Raspadskaya debt. If there is enough free money, we could clear it quicker”, the company CEO Sergey Stepanov said. As…Details
In 2016 Corum Group increased its revenue by 18.9% YoY, to 2.059 billion UAH. According to the company statement, its EBITDA came off the negative level and reached 105.4 million UAH. Contracts totaled 2.445 billion UAH, up by 32% YoY. The company loan portfolio decreased almost 2-fold, to 1.08 billion UAH. Sales increased by 18.9%.…Details
Salary debts to state miners total 410 million UAH.
According to the chairman of the Independent Miners Union Mikhail Volynets, unions are negotiating clearing the debts with the officials.
This debt equals a monthly salary fund. The debt accumulated in 2015 and 2016.
Officials promised to help. (Ukrainian metal)
In 2016 Metalloinvest increased revenue by 5.4% YoY, to 283.1 billion rubles. Profits rocketed 7-fold, to 72.5 billion rubles. Fixed liabilities dropped from 268.3 billion rubles, to 248.2 billion rubles, but current liabilities decreased 14-fold, to 3.5 billion rubles. The Metalloinvest board of directors decided to pay 14.2 billion rubles of dividends. Last year the…Details
On April 8-9, the cities of Shakhty and Rostov-on-Don witnessed strikes as to the situation on the Rostov Electrometallurgical Works, which stopped paying salary to its employees in January. The employees protested against the violation of the labor legislation. They addressed the local authorities asking them to deal with the REMZ owner Vadim Varshavsky and…Details
Ryazan Pipe Works is developing manufacture at its RTZ-Ural site in the Republic of Bashkiria.
The Bashkiria plant has been working for 6 years and in January-March produced 10.5 thousand tons of electric-welding pipes, up by 30% YoY.
In March the plant shipped 3 thousand tons of pipes to customers. (Ukrainian metal)
The Miorsk Metal-Rolling Works, being constructed, has ordered all the necessary equipment, including annealing mill, cold-rolling mill, packaging machines, etc. The first stage will see the capacity of the works at 150 thousand tons of tin-plate per year, growing to 240 thousand tons on stage two. The machinery will be put into operation in H2…Details
In January-March Russian Coal mined 4.045 million tons of coal, up by 8% YoY. The highest growth in output was demonstrated by the enterprises of Krasnoyarskkraiugol – up by 16%. The company explains this with the high demand from the Asia-Pacific region. “Despite the decrease in coal consumption in Europe, the demand for this fuel…Details
A working meeting between Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, and Denis Safin, Director General of Zagorsky Pipe Works, took place in Moscow. In March large-diameter pipes produced by Zagorsky Pipe Works, namely electric-welded longitudinal steel pipes with a diameter of 1,020 to 1,422 mm, were included in the register of pipe products…Details
Iron ore from Severstal could be supplied to Yenakievo and Alchevsk Iron and Steel Works, which were occupied by the terrorists organizations DPR and LPR in March. The Russian Railroads have already agreed to a 25% discount on such transportation. Iron ore raw materials will be transported from the Cherepovets-2 station in Rostov region and…Details
The president of Ukraine Petr Poroshenko suggests taking coal from Ukrainian power companies if they import it from Russia. “The next issue that the president is going to discuss with the National Security Council is the possibility of confiscating coal, which is sent from the occupied mines in Donbass to Russia, and then sold back…Details
On April 10, AREVA and Kazatomprom signed a major agreement to strengthen their long-standing cooperation in the uranium mining sector in Kazakhstan, Kazatomprom informs on its website. The official signing ceremony took place in Astana in the presence of the Minister of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan Kanat Bozumbayev and the Chairman of the…Details