Shareholders of Ingulets Mining and Processing Works, Central Mining and Processing Works and Severniy Mining and Processing Works (all parts of Metinvest) at their meetings on May 18 decided to pay dividends for 2017 in the total of 4.86 billion UAH. In particular, InGOK will spend 2.16 billion UAH to pay dividends, and leave 2.6…Details
In April metal companies consumed 140 million cubic meters of natural gas, down by 18% MoM. In January-April gas consumption totaled 650 million cubic meters, down by 2% YoY, taking into account operation of assets on non-controlled territory in January-February 2017, or up by 9% without them. Electric energy consumption in 4 months reached 4…Details
In January-April Ukraine exported 216 thousand tons of scrap, or 354% as compared to the same period of the previous year. In 4 months Ukraine procured 1.16 million tons of scrap, up by 10%. 944 thousand tons were supplied to the metal companies, down by 5%. The level of provision of metal companies with scrap…Details
The state enterprise Lvivugol has signed an agreement with Gelikon Company LLC on the delivery of flight chain valued at 3.2 million UAH. The state enterprise also purchased some spare parts for conveyor belts valued at 1.9 million UAH from the same company. The length of the chain is 1600 m, with the size of…Details
In January-March Vysochaishiy received 3.207 billion rubles of revenue, up by 52% YoY.
Sales profit reached 1.419 billion rubles, up 2-fold YoY. Net profit increased by 41%, to 1.005 billion rubles.
As of March 31, the company accounts receivable totaled 1.132 billion rubles. (Ukrainian metal)
In January-March Zabaikalye region mined 18322 tons of lead and 10935 tons of zinc, up by 1.6% and by 21.7% YoY respectively. Two companies mine for lead and zinc ores in the region – Novo-Shirokinsky Mine and Baikalrud LLC. Last year the former produced 3976 tons of lead and 6718 tons of zinc, while the…Details
In January-April Polyus Aldan, operating in the Aldan district of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), mined 2 tons of gold, up by 157 kg YoY. The company has overfulfilled its own target by 134 kg. In Q1 gold output increased by 13% YoY, to 46.5 thousand ounces. Last year the company mined 171.5 thousand ounces…Details
Since the start of the year Kanchalan-Amguem Area LLC (KAP) has extracted 50.2 kg of gold at the Gorny site in Chukotka. Silver output totaled 225 kg. By the end of Q2 the company intends to have mined 505 kg of gold. The company started operating at the site in January. Its resources are estimated…Details
Since the start of the year Russky Ugol (Russian Coal) has increased coal output in Krasnoyarsk region by 13% YoY, to 350 thousand tons, at the Sayano-Partizansky pit alone. By the end of the year the output will have increased by 20%. In Q1 75% of all coal mined was exported. Last year the company…Details
In January-March VSMPO-Avisma received 18.033 billion rubles of revenue, up by 1% YoY.
Net profit dropped by 20%, to 4.069 billion rubles, mostly because of the strengthening of the Russian ruble exchange rate as to Q1 2017.
Last year the group net profit decreased 2-fold YoY, to 12.8 billion rubles. (Ukrainian metal)
Kuzbassrazrezugol intends to construct 2 processing factories – at the Bachatskiy and Krasnobrodksy open pits. According to UGMK-Holding LLC CEO Andrei Kozitsyn, the project will start after 2020, when the processing factory at the Taldinsky open pit is commissioned. “Thus we will be processing all the coal we mine. In 4 years we will be…Details
NLMK will construct another continuous-casting machine to replace the one, operating since 1976. SMS group will supply all the necessary machinery. The capacity of the new CCM will be 2 million tons per year. The new machine will allow NLMK producing billets with the thickness of 400 mm and width of 2800 mm. The CCM…Details
The prices of main precious metals decreased in Azerbaijan on May 21, according to the data published by the Central Bank. The cost of gold decreased by 6.8755 manats, to 2189.753 manats per troy ounce compared to the price on May 18. The cost of silver decreased by 0.0497 manats, to 27.8482 manats per ounce.…Details
ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih railroad shop resumed operation after a 3-day strike. According to the union, the management agreed to increase the wages to the railroad employees: to 18 thousand UAH to locomotive drivers, 15 thousand UAH to their assistants and 14 thousand UAH to shunters. At the same time, employees of the mining department railroad…Details
Russian aluminum giant UC RUSAL has not received a notification of resignation of Oleg Deripaska, the company said in a press release on May 21. “As at the date of this announcement, the company has not received any formal resignation from Mr. Deripaska,” RUSAL said. On May 18 En+ Group announced resignation of Deripaska from…Details
The London Metal Exchange (LME) plans to lift a ban on trading of some products of Russian aluminum giant UC RUSAL that was introduced earlier due to the U.S. sanctions, Bloomberg reported on May 21 citing Hong Kong Economic Journal. LME is currently in talks with the government to study a possibility of trade of…Details
Last week, the price of one ounce of gold in Azerbaijan decreased by 52,343 manats or by 2.3336%. Accordingly, the average price of one ounce of gold stood at 2,211.7221 manats. The price of one ounce of silver decreased by 0,499 manats or by 1.7572%, to 27.97428 manats. The price of one ounce of platinum…Details
In 2018 Polymetal Int plans to obtain 16.3 tons of gold equivalent in Magadan region. In Q2 the group intends to resume the seasonal operation of the Birkachan heap leaching site. According to the company CEO Vitaliy Nesis, by 2020 output will have increased due to the commissioning of the new mine at the Teploye…Details
Bystrinsky Mining and Processing Works has started selling magnetite (iron ore) concentrate. The first batch of 680 tons has been shipped to China. In May some 10 thousand tons of the concentrate will be sold. In April the works started selling copper concentrate. 4.5 thousand tons have been sold to China. BGOK also intends to…Details
The council on the strategic development of the MMK Group has approved the project on the construction of the blast furnace slag dry cooling machine.
The cost of the project is 3 billion rubles.
It will undergo an expertise soon.
The project will be carried out by Shlakservice LLC, a part of MMK. (Ukrainian metal)
The new shareholders of Evraz Yuzhkoks have changed the company name to Yuzhkoks and reelected the supervisory board. The board chairman Alexander Maryanchuk, as well as the Evraz-DMZ, Evraztrans Ukraine LLC and Evraz Ukraine LLC legal department director Lyudmila Garmash and Evraz-DMZ sales management customs declaration department director Dmitry Skotarenko have been removed from the…Details
The Verkhovna Rada has adopted the decree on increasing scrap export duty to 42 euro per ton for 1 year. 248 members of the parliament voted in favor of the decree with the minimum required number of 226. The decree was registered on April 4. But it suggested prolonging the current scrap duty (with the…Details
Karelsky Okatysh has assembled two fine crushers manufactured by Uralmashzavod. After the machines pass all the tests, they will be put into operation. In the past several years Uralmashzavod has supplied a large lot of crushing machinery to Karelsky Okatysh. In particular, the medium crushing line has been completely replaced. Now the fine crushing line…Details
In January-April Zabaykalye region shipped 7.186 million tons of coal, down by 7.6% YoY.
According to the regional ministry of natural resources, in January-April 2017 7.777 million tons of coal were shipped from coal deposits.
In 2017 the region mined 21.3 million tons of coal. (Ukrainian metal)
Oleg Ryabko has been appointed the new CEO of the scrap-procuring group of companies Meta. In his new office Ryabko will be responsible for the management of the scrap-procuring business, improving its efficiency, reaching financial and manufacturing goals, etc. Andrei Pavlov, who has previously managed the company, decided to leave the office as his contract…Details
Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) of the Russian pipe producer TMK increased by 13% YoY, to $160 million in January-March, as calculated under International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), the company said in a statement on May 18.
Revenue grew by 35%, to $1.274 billion. (Prime/Ukrainian metal)