Russia: Rusal keeps getting profits

In 2016 Rusal income decreased by 8% YoY, to $7.983 billion, because of the LME average aluminum price drop of 3.5% YoY, to $1.604 per ton.

The corrected net profits and normalized net profits totaled $590 and $1.257 billion respectively, as opposed to $671 million and $1.097 billion in 2015. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Gagarinov to head SinTZ

The Pipe Metallurgical Company (TMK) has announced the appointment of Vyacheslav Gagarinov the managing director of Sinarsky Pipe Works. Previously he has served as the chief engineer of the company. SinTZ ex-director Vyacheslav Popkov has been transferred to the position of the deputy manufacturing general director of TMK. Gagarinov has been working at SinTZ since…


Ukraine: terrorists not to resume operation at Zhevago’s works

The Stakhanov Ferroalloy Plant, which has been almost idle since 2014 because of the military activity on the Ukraine-uncontrolled territories, cannot be put back into operation at present. According to the Association of Ukrainian Ferroalloy Producers, the works is not operating and is not managed by Ukrainian authorities. “The enterprise is destroyed, it cannot be…


Kazakhstan: iron ore output up in January-February 2017

In January-February Kazakhstan mined 5.884 million tons of iron ore, up by 14.4% YoY.

According to the Statistics Committee of the Ministry of the national economy, copper ore output totaled 14.547 million tons, up by 54% YoY, and chrome concentrate – 668.3 thousand tons, up by 15%. (Ukrainian metal)

Kazakhstan: PM visits UMP

Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Bakytzhan Sagintayev visited Ulba Metallurgical Plant as part of his working trip to East Kazakhstan region, PM’s press service reported. PM familiarized himself with the process of high capacitive tantalum powders production. UMP is one of the world’s recognized producers of uranium and tantalum. The enterprise is a part of the…