Members of the Parliament of Kyrgyzstan propose to introduce an indefinite moratorium on uranium mining, leader of Ata Meken faction Almambet Shykmamatov reported. According to him, Altynbek Sulaimanov, head of Bir Bol faction, and Kanat Kerezbekov, Chairman of the Committee on Constitutional Legislation, State Structure, Judicial, Legal Issues and Regulations of the Parliament, signed the…Details
In January-March, Severouralsk Bauxite Mine, a part of Rusal, decreased output by 15.3% QoQ, to 529 thousand tons of bauxites. In Q4 2018 the output was 625 thousand tons, and in Q1 2018 – 555 thousand tons. Another Rusal asset – Uralskaya Folga – increased manufacture by 31% QoQ, to 5.5 thousand tons of aluminum…Details
Korshunovsky Mining and Processing Works has finished work of draining the Korshunovsky iron ore quarry. In a year some 14 million cubic meters of water have been drained. Every year during the flood a lot of ground water hinders extracting operation. In order to solve the problem, the water-removing system has been modernized. In particular,…Details
In 2018 VSMPO-Avisma net profit grew by 11.3%, to $244.5 million. EBITDA increased by 10.9%, to $650.2 million, and revenue – by 7.3%, to $1.617 billion. Sales revenue dropped by 3.1%, to $926.5 million. The corporation fixed liabilities increased by 2.5%, and as of December 31, 2018 totaled $1.719 billion, while current liabilities grew by…Details
In January-March, Norilsk Nickel produced 56 thousand tons of nickel, up by 3.4% YoY. The manufacture of nickel of the company own raw materials grew by 2.8%, to 55 thousand tons. Copper output increased by 13%, to 127 thousand tons. Palladium manufacture totaled 770 thousand ounces, up by 32%, and platinum – 204 thousand ounces,…Details
In March, Sibcable processed 1516 tons of copper, which became its historical record.
On average the plant processes 1.1-1.2 thousand tons of copper per month.
In March 2018 the result was 1423 tons. (Ukrainian metal)
Prices of gold, silver and platinum decreased in Azerbaijan on May 1 compared to the prices of April 30, the Central Bank reported. The price of gold dropped by 5.6015 manats, to 2,176.374 manats per ounce. The price of silver went down by 0.0743 manats, to 25.3645 manats per ounce. The price of platinum fell…Details
There are 12 valid licenses for uranium prospecting and exploration in Kyrgyzstan, website of the State Committee for Industry, Energy and Subsoil Use says. Table of valid licenses says that in total in the country has issued 20 such licenses. However, only 12 are valid. Mineral Explorer holds two licenses for uranium exploration in Panfilov…Details
Gold mining company Nordgold, controlled by the Russian tycoon Alexei Mordashov, plans to raise investment in its Lefa mine in Guinea by 15% YoY, to about $80 million in 2019, the company said. “We remain committed to Guinea and to driving performance at the Lefa mine. This intensive investment program will put us in the…Details
IRC Ltd, an iron ore division of Petropavlovsk Plc, which operates gold deposits in Russia, raised its iron ore concentrate output by 9.2% YoY, to 522,875 tons in January-March, but decreased by 6.3% QoQ, the company said. Sales of iron ore concentrate increased by 7.4%, to 527,365 tons. The company sold its products to clients…Details
The board of directors of the Russian integrated steel producer Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works (MMK) has recommended paying 1.488 rubles per share in dividends for January-March, in line with the managers’ proposals, the company said in a statement. The total sum will amount to $260 million, or 100% of the company’s free cash flow.…Details
Investor Manson Group and administration of Toguz-Toro district will sign an agreement on employee benefits in the near future as a part of a project to resume work at Makmal field, Kyrgyzaltyn OJSC reported. Management of the company has held public hearings in 13 villages together with the investor and head of the Toguz-Toro district…Details
The Uzbekistan Iron and Steel Works (Uzmetkombinat) has launched the country’s first production of carbon steel wire (wire rod). The implementation of this project will make it possible to produce import-substituting products worth at least $43.7 million a year, and to increase the annual export potential of the plant by 30,000-50,000 tons of products with…Details
In January-March, steel output in the world totaled 444.12 million tons, up by 4.48% YoY.
According to Worldsteel, China remained the leader with 231.07 million tons of steel produced, up by 9.92%. China’s share totals 52.02%.
Ukraine remained on the 13th position with 5.51 million tons of steel produced, up by 4.6%. (Ukrainian metal)
In 2018 Pokrovskoye Mine Group, the largest manufacturer of coking coal in Ukraine, received 1.077 billion UAH of net losses as opposed to net profit of 2.008 billion UAH in 2017. Negative EBITDA was 1.336 billion UAH, as opposed to EBITDA of 1.968 billion UAH in 2017. Net income fell by 21.1%, to 7.267 billion…Details
Rally against development of Tash-Bulak uranium deposit has been held in Balykchi town. About 200 people reportedly participated in the rally. According to their data, the court prohibited activists from marching from Balykchi to Bishkek. They were allowed to hold only the protest. However, activists still claim that they will march to the capital. YurAsia…Details
According to the agreement between UGMK and the regional authorities, on April 30, Electrozinc will shut down its rotary shop and hydrometallurgical shop that have been operating since December 2018 on unloading the unfinished production. The work to prepare the manufacturing capacities of Electrozinc for shut down has been complete. 23 thousand tons of sulfide…Details
In January-March, consolidated steel output by Evraz enterprises grew by 12.4% QoQ, to 3.5 million tons. The increase has to do with the growth of pig iron output following the capital repairs of the blast furnace No. 3 at Evraz ZSMK last year. Steel sales increased by 8.4%, with semi-finished products sales up by 29%.…Details
13 bodies of miners have been taken to the surface from the Skhidcarbon mine on the territory of the so-called Lugansk People’s Republic, a terrorist organization created and controlled by Russia. 4 more bodies remain lost. On April 25-26, the rescuers brought to the surface bodies of 5 miners, and then at the depth of…Details
In January-March, Zaporozhye Ferro Alloys Plant increased output by 13.6% YoY, to 67.3 thousand tons. In particular, silicomanganese manufacture grew by 18.2%, to 34.23 thousand tons, ferrosilicon – by 12%, to 21.9 thousand tons, and ferromanganese – by 6.6%, to 9.33 thousand tons. At the same time, the output of metallic manganese decreased by 6.6%,…Details
A document about revocation of a license for exploration of uranium in Issyk-Kul region was posted on the Internet. Users asked why the official letter was printed on crumpled paper and had no stamp. The document is dated April 27. The First Deputy Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Kubatbek Boronov, however, announced the revocation of the…Details
Kazakhstan: 1,500 people to be employed after commissioning of Pavlodar Electrolysis Plant second phase
President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev puts high hopes on construction of the second phase of Pavlodar-based Electrolysis Plant. “This project will enable us to attract 150 billion tenge of investments till 2023 and aluminum production will rise 2-fold,” Kassym-Jomart Tokayev said at the meeting with the staff of the plant. In his words, up to…Details
Ukraine is investigating whether a charitable foundation set up primarily to coordinate London-listed Ferrexpo Plc’s philanthropic activities was used to launder money and evade taxes. Officials of Blooming Land Charitable Foundation abused their powers to seek “illicit benefits”, damaging state interests, a Ukraine prosecutor said in a court filing in Kyiv in February. Blooming Land…Details
In January-March, Ukrzaliznytsia (Ukrainian Railways) increased metal cargo transportation by 0.4% YoY, to 24.1 million tons. In particular, transportation of scrap dropped by 27.9%, to 500 thousand tons, of ferrous metals – by 5.4%, to 5 million tons, and coke – by 10.6%, to 1.1 million tons. At the same time, transportation of iron and…Details