Ukraine: AMKR shows facilities with significant environmental benefit

In the lead-up to World Environment Day, ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih invited the public to its industrial facilities that were declared in the city environmental program and already reconstructed with significant environmental benefit. Environment protection specialists of Mining and Steelmaking Complex companies, the representatives of governmental entities, local government authorities of Kriviy Rih and other cities…


Kazakhstan: gold mill to be built

“A gold processing mill with a capacity of 5 million tons a year will be built soon in Burabay district, Akmola region,” deputy governor of Akmola region Marat Igaliyev announced. RG Gold Company is developing the Raigorodok gold ore field in Akmola region. It is situated along the big gold ore belt not far from…


Kyrgyzstan: draft law on uranium mining ban submitted to Parliament

A draft law on prohibition of activities related to the geological survey of the subsoil for prospecting, exploration and development of uranium and thorium deposits in Kyrgyzstan was submitted to the Parliament. The document was initiated by the MPs Altynbek Sulaimanov, Almambet Shykmamatov, Kanat Kerezbekov, Myktybek Abdyldaev, Baktybek Turusbekov, Dastan Bekeshev and Altynbek Zhunus uulu.…


Russia: Interros and RUSAL mull no changes to dividend policy of Norilsk Nickel

Interros holding Russian tycoon Vladimir Potanin and aluminum giant UC RUSAL of tycoon Oleg Deripaska are not discussing any adjustments to the dividend policy of metals giant Norilsk Nickel, a source in Interros reported. “There was a suggestion from Interros, but it did not satisfy some of Norilsk Nickel’s shareholders. The issue is not discussed…


Ukraine: ferroalloys export and import in January-May 2019

In January-May Ukraine exported 389.882 thousand tons of ferroalloys, down by 0.6% YoY, valued at $427.560 million, down by 5.8%. According to the State Fiscal Service, the main customers were Turkey (17.18%), Italy (16.21%) and the Netherlands (9.4%). In 5 months Ukraine imported 19.378 thousand tons of ferroalloys, down by 10.4% YoY, valued at $62.109…


Ukraine: ferrous scrap imports in January-May 2019

In January-May Ukraine increased ferrous scrap imports by 38.4% YoY, to 28.71 thousand tons valued at $14.792 million, down by 10.9%.

According to the State Fiscal Service, the main suppliers were Russia (49.09%), Turkey (43.71%) and Korea (3.13%).

This year Ukraine did not import or re-export hot-briquetted iron. (Ukrainian metal)