Ukraine: ferroalloys export-import in January-April 2019

In January-April, Ukraine increased ferroalloys exports by 1.7% YoY, to 314.073 thousand tons valued at $345.188 million, down by 4.1%. According to the State Fiscal Service, the main customers were Turkey (17.61%), Italy (16.06%) and the Netherlands (9.36%). Ukraine also imported 16.223 thousand tons of ferroalloys, down by 1%, valued at $49.434 million, up by…


Ukraine: environmental tax not used for environment improvement at industrial cities

Payments on environmental tax are growing but they are not used in Ukraine for environment protection purposes. Most of this money goes to national budget and not to local one, and is spent for anything but not for environment. It is necessary to change the mechanism for distribution and spending of this money as well…


Ukraine: Selidovugol orders 140 million UAH worth of anchoring

The state enterprise Selidovugol has ordered Vostokmash LLC repair valued at 139.93 million UAH.

This year the company will have to repair 167 sections of mechanized anchoring 1Kd-90 at 838 thousand UAH apiece at the Mine Ukraine.

The price of the deal is 0.3% below the expected cost (140.3 million UAH). (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: EMSS ships large batch of rolls to Europe

In April, Energomashspetsstal shipped 460 tons of supporting rolls to Europe. The products were shipped to Germany, Romania, France, Spain and Italy. In particular, the rolls were delivered to ArcelorMittal Galati, AМ Eisenhüttenstadt, AМ Fos-sur-Mer, ArcelorMittal Piombino S.p.A. and ArcelorMittal Atlantique et Lorraine Seremange HSM, as well as to Aperam. One supporting roll weighing 33…


Russia: Vitim gold output down in April 2019

In April, Vitim started extracting alluvial gold in Irkuts region.

In just one month the company has extracted 200.2 kg of gold.

At the same time, in April 2018 the company yielded 206 kg of gold.

This year Vitim intends to extract 2800 kg of gold.

The extraction season will last till November. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: ChMK net profit down in 2018

In 2018 Chelyabinsk Iron and Steel Works decreased net profit by 20.69% YoY, to 4.2 billion rubles,

Sales revenue grew by 4%, to 124.3 billion rubles.

The cost of assets as of the end of the year totaled 230 billion rubles, up by 57%. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: metal deliveries to traders up in April 2019

In April, the deliveries of metal via railroad to the trade network warehouses reached 0.95 million tons.

According to the railroad statistics, deliveries grew by 5% YoY.

In January-April, railroad deliveries increased by 2% YoY, to 3.54 million tons. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: state-owned enterprise management to be outside Coal Ministry’s competence

Energy and Coal Industry Minister Ihor Nasalyk said that the function of managing state-owned enterprises should not fall within the ministry’s competence. He stated this at a meeting with experts of the government-public initiative “Together against corruption”, the Energy and Coal Industry Ministry’s press service reported. “The ministry should be responsible for forming policy and…


Ukraine: Metinvest Green Center holds Kriviy Rih improvement contest

The Metinvest Green Center has held a competition “100 yards” on the urban improvement of Kriviy Rih. This year, 197 projects were submitted for the competition. The projects have been evaluated by specialists from the site improvement and housing spheres, citizen representatives and miners. The competition has been running since 2016, and so far Metinvest…


Ukraine: another accident at AMKR

On May 6, an employee was injured at ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih.

The accident happened at the blast furnace shop No. 1 bin trestle.

The Industrial Service Company LLC employee was loading sinter and got burned. (Ukrainian metal)