The Donbass blockade could result in the Kramatorsk Ferroalloys Works shutting down, as the coking coal from the occupied Gorlovka and Alchevsk could not reach the plant. “We have absolutely no coke left”, the company blast furnace shop director Alexander Shikhov said. If the blast furnace is shut down, the whole plant will be closed…Details
Following the increase of the minimal wage to 3200 UAH from January 1, metal companies of Mariupol, nevertheless, do not plan to fire employees. According to Azovstal HR director Konstantin Voitsekhovsky, all the jobs have been kept. “As of January the average salary was 10 thousand UAH. That’s considerably higher compared to the average salary…Details
Dneprovsky Iron and Steel Works, a part of the Industrial Union of Donbass, has started replacing coke from Alchevskkoks, blocked in the ATO zone, with deliveries from Poland. As of February 21, there was a threat of the works halting altogether. “Every day we try to find money to pay for the daily norm of…Details
In January Ukrainian by-product coke works produced 1.008 million tons of 6% moisture coke, down by 7.5% YoY. December 2016 saw the output on the level of 997 thousand tons. “In January there was a slight increase in production, but February will be a failure. Alchevskkoks has halted, Yenakievo, Makeevka, and Yasinovsky Coke Works all…Details
In 2017 Ukrainian metal structure manufacturers plan to increase exports to Poland at least 2-fold. Last year metal structure exports to Poland totaled 2 thousand tons, or 27% of all metal structure exports abroad (7.5 thousand tons). “2016 exports to Poland quadrupled from 500 tons in 2015. Taking into account the high interest of Ukrainian…Details
In January the Novosibirsk subsidiary of the First Cargo Company (PGK) transported 13.6 thousand tons of cargo, up by 44.5% YoY.
The main cargo was wood and ferrous metals.
The cargo was shipped to local consumers as well as to Asian countries. (Ukrainian metal)
In 2016 steel consumption dropped by 4% YoY, to 40 million tons. This year consumption is expected to grow by 1.2% YoY, to 40.48 million tons. The demand for steel in Russia could grow for the first time in the last 4 years thanks to the improvement of the economy. Still market participants do not…Details
In 2016 Metinvest companies received $45 million of additional profits from selling new products, that they started producing in 2010-2016. The 2016 share was $6 million. According to the group press service, last year it started producing 49 new types of products. The main consumers were the construction sector, machine-building and pipe industry. In 2010-2016…Details
The Asha Iron and Steel Works has commenced pilot operation of its briquetting line, the construction of which started in autumn 2016. The line was supplied by Spidermash (Yekaterinburg). The capacity of the line is 12 tons per hour. “The briquetting site with the size of 1824 square meters is in the ferroalloys warehouse No.…Details
The Neryungrinsky open-pit mine, a part of Yakutugol, has put into operation a Liebherr R 9200 excavator valued at 220 million rubles.
The machine was purchased within the modernization program.
This is the first time that such an excavator is used at the Neryungrinsky open-pit mine. (Ukrainian metal)
Volnogorsk Mining and Processing Works has ordered the Imex Minerals LLC the development of mined rock valued at 27 million UAH. By the end of March the company will have developed 700 thousand cubic meters of mined rock with transportation for 2.5 km at 39 UAH per 1 cubic meter. May 2016 prices were cheaper…Details
Ukraine’s Economy Ministry will investigate Russian exports of rolled steel and reinforcement steel bars for signs of dumping. The investigation will follow a complaint by ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih, which said that imports of Russian reinforcing bars and rolled steel might be done at dumping prices, as export prices for the products in 2015 and 2016…Details
The anthracite coal, the delivery of which has almost been stopped because of the ATO zone blockade, is only transported to the Lugansk thermal power plant, situated in the Ukraine-controlled territory and belonging to DTEK. “35% of all the anthracite in stock at TPPs is that at Lugansk TPP”, energy complex department director Olga Buslavets…Details
In December 2016 Metinvest B.V. decreased revenue by 14% MoM, to $502 million. EBITDA in December 2016 totaled $132 million, up by 18% MoM. Metal division EBITDA in December 2016 was $30 million ($48 million in November), mining division – $110 million ($79 million). The total revenue of the metal division was $412 million, mining…Details
Mariupol Ilyich Iron and Steel Works output has dropped by 20% since the beginning of February. “In February sinter production decreased by 16%, or by 100 thousand tons, pig iron, steel and lime – by 20% on average”, the company CEO Yuri Zinchenko reported. According to him, since the beginning of the railroad blockade the…Details
In January the Saint Petersburg subsidiary of the First Cargo Company (PGK) transported 28 thousand tons of scrap, up 1.8 times YoY. The increase was the result of the growth of shipments to Severstal and NLMK companies. In particular, Severstal increased purchases 2.6 times YoY, to 24 thousand tons of scrap, and NLMK – 1.4…Details
In 2017 the Chelyabinsk Pipe Works plans to retain its last year position. “Our strategic goal is to increase exports under the growing competition on the local market in order to diversify regional trade”, the group CEO Alexander Grubman said. In 2017 ChTPZ intends to increase its share on the market by 3.9% by boosting…Details
The Chernomorsky Ship-Building Works (Nikolayev) will produce a lined barrel mixer for the Mariupol Ilyich Iron and Steel Works. The size of the mixer will be 2.8 meters (diameter) and 10 meters (length). Such mixers are used at sintering factories. Some 80 tons of rolled metal will be needed to produce the mixer. The price…Details
In January primary aluminum output decreased by 2.3% YoY, that of aluminum alloys – went up by 8.9%. According to the Federal Service of State Statistics, aluminum powder and flakes production increased by 20.2%, that of rolled wire, rods and sections – by 25.1%, plates, sheets, strips and bars – by 33.4%, and foil –…Details
The Kemerovo region adopted a local decree “On taxation of organizations that mine iron ore”. Because of the iron ore price drop, the mining in the region has been on the brink of profitability for the past couple of years. The regional MPs decided to decrease the tax burden of the ore-miners. From 2013 to…Details
In January Donetsk region industrial output (not counting the antiterrorist operation zone) decreased by 11.6% MoM, but went up by 5.3% YoY. Coal output totaled 1.3 million tons, down by 0.1% MoM, but up by 11.5% YoY. Coke production reached 502.8 thousand tons, up by 0.3% MoM, but down by 6.4% YoY. In January Donetsk…Details
In January Russia increase gold ingot output by 5.7% YoY.
According to Rosstat, the January results exceed the December 2016 by 42.5%. (Ukrainian metal)
In January CIS-countries produced 6.855 million tons of pig iron, up by 5.6% YoY, against 6.753 million tons in December 2016.
In particular, Kazakhstan produced 345 thousand tons of pig iron, up by 16.2% YoY, Ukraine – 2030 thousand tons, up by 5.7%, and Russia – 4480 thousand tons, up by 4.8% YoY. (Ukrainian metal)
The state enterprise Vostochniy Mining and Processing Works has ordered Vento Group LLC the transportation services valued at 1.7 million UAH. By the end of January 2018 the company will have transported 39 railroad cars with uranium concentrate at 43590 UAH from the Zheltye Vody-2 station of the Pridneprovskaya railways to the station Tomsk-2 of…Details