Ukraine: ferroalloys export-import in July 2016

In July Ukraine exported $60.29 million worth of ferroalloys, while imports reached $9.58 million. According to the State Fiscal Service, the main consumer of Ukrainian ferroalloys in July was Turkey ($15.13 million). In January-July Ukraine exported $399.4 million worth of ferroalloys, with imports on the level of $48.39 million. In June ferroalloys exports reached $65.15…


Ukraine: Zaporizhstal reporting limestone deficiency

Zaporizhstal has reported shortages of limestone due to the problems with railroad transportation in Donetsk region. “The unsolved problems with railroad transportation from the uncontrolled territories of Donetsk region affect Zaporizhstal. We have been using only Ukraine-produced limestone. But now due to difficulties with delivery of this raw material from our major supplier – Komsomolskoye…


Ukraine: MGOK and Valki-Ilmenit produce 94 thousand tons of ilmenite concentrate in H1 2016

In January-June Mezhdurechensky Mining and Processing Works and Valki-Ilmenit, both parts of Group DF and situated in Zhitomir region, produced 94 thousand tons of ilmenite concentrate. “Output depends solely on the ilmenite buyers demand and contracts concluded. There is a slight decrease in mining YoY. But we are interested to mine only what we need,…


Ukraine: ZZHRK invests 174 million UAH into development in H1 2016

In January-June Zaporozhye Iron Ore Complex invested 174.41 million UAH into its development.

According to the company statement, the money was mostly spent on the construction of manufacturing capacities. 622 thousand UAH were spent on repairs.

The average salary increased by 14.8% YoY, to 8823 UAH. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: thickeners underflow heating unit assembled at Norilsk Concentrator

Automated Warman pumping station equipped with thickeners underflow heating unit was installed at Norilsk Concentrator. After closure of agglomeration shop of Nickel Plant one of its sections was additionally equipped with automated Warman pumping unit and thickeners underflow heating unit. Later, the section became a part of Norilsk Concentrator, which is a structural division of…