U.K.-based mining giant Evraz, which operates mainly in Russia, has started a $60-million expansion of a rail wheel production at its subsidiary Evraz Nizhny Tagil Metallurgical Plant (Evraz NTMK) by 78,000 units per year, Evraz said in a statement. The company plans to launch two fully automated lines for full section manufacturing of rail wheels…Details
In September Dneprospetsstal decreased steel output by 7.9% MoM, to 19343 tons.
According to the company statement, rolled metal manufacture decreased by 5.7%, to 13.229 thousand tons.
In January-September steel output dropped by 2.3% YoY, to 188.151 thousand tons, and that of rolled metal – by 0.9%, to 125.588 thousand tons. (Ukrainian metal)
ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih has finished the scheduled repair of the blast furnace No. 7. According to the company statement, as a result the pig iron output increased to 16 thousand tons per day, and will have further increased to 17 thousand tons by mid-October. Investments in the repair totaled 240 million UAH. The repair started…Details
In January-September Ferrexpo Plc, controlling Poltava and Yeristovo Mining and Processing Works, produced 7.756 million tons of pellets, up by 1.3% YoY. In 9 months the company produced 7.257 million tons of pellets with the iron content of 65% and 484.57 thousands tons with the iron content of 62%. In July-September pellets output grew by…Details
Deputy Minister of Energy and Coal Industry Anatoliy Korzun says the Cabinet of Ministers has allocated UAH 136 million ($4.8 million) in wages for the country’s miners. “The government has signed a resolution on the allocation of UAH 136 million to pay off wage arrears for miners. Now the last conciliation procedures are underway. I…Details
In January-August Russia exported 2.12 million tons of aluminum and alloys, up by 14.8% YoY. According to the Federal Customs Service, in summer the exports were steadily growing: in June Russia exported 240 thousand tons of aluminum, in July – 300 thousand tons, up by 2.8% MoM, and in August – 423.3 thousand tons, up…Details
In September direct deliveries of rolled steel to the enterprises manufacturing ferroconcrete structures as well as housing-construction companies totaled 14.2 thousand tons.
According to the railroad statistics, this is down by 5.9% YoY.
In January-September delivery dropped by 31.3% YoY, to 133.6 thousand tons. (Ukrainian metal)
Direct railroad deliveries of rolled metal to major servicing metal centers, which specialize in the manufacture of metal wares, totaled 148.7 thousand tons.
According to the railroad statistics, this is down by 15.1% YoY.
In 9 months deliveries grew by 1.2% YoY, to 1.7 million tons. (Ukrainian metal)
In September the delivery (including imports) of steel products (rolled metal and pipes) to the warehouses of the major trading companies and networks totaled 0.85 million tons.
According to the railroad statistics, this is down by 14.3% YoY.
In January-September deliveries reached 8.04 million tons, down by 2.5% YoY. (Ukrainian metal)
By the decision of the Arbitrary Court of the Stavropol region, StavStal LLC has been declared bankrupt. The company was founded in 2010. In July 2014 it commissioned the first stage of the works – the shop to produce steel rebars with the capacity of 350 thousand tons per year. In September 2016 it opened…Details
NLMK Group has embarked on a project to implement stamp-charging technology at an operating coke oven battery at Altai-Koks, a leading Russian manufacturer of metallurgical coke. This project, which is worth a total of 3.3 billion rubles, will boost coke quality and reduce the cost of its production, and improve the environmental footprint of operations.…Details
Police officers detained a local council member in Jalal-Abad on the fact of a rally and arson of a gold extraction plant in Toguz-Toro district, Interior Ministry Department for the region reported. He was detained on suspicion of organizing riots. “Investigation is underway. The suspect was placed in a pretrial detention center. The court chose…Details
Prices of gold and silver decreased in Azerbaijan on October 9, according to the data published by the Central Bank. The price of gold fell by 10.0554 manats, to 2,025.261 manats per ounce on October 9 compared to the price on October 8. The price of silver dropped by 0.1415 manats, to 24.5072 manats per…Details
Severniy Mining and Processing Works has already spent 1.5 billion UAH this year to increase efficiency of the manufacture, replace machinery and improve working conditions. 1 billion UAH more is planned to have been invested by the end of the year. This year the company has purchased 11 BelAZ dump trucks and two heavy bulldozers.…Details
In January-September Ukraine imported 1.12 million tons of nickel ore and concentrate, down by 16.2% YoY, valued at $54.43 million, up by 14.6%. According to the State Fiscal Service, the suppliers were Guatemala (71.02%) and Indonesia (28.98%). In the reporting period Ukraine did not export or re-export nickel ore and concentrate, just like in 9…Details
In January-September Ukraine decreased imports of manganese ore and concentrate by 16.9% YoY, to 743.13 thousand tons, valued at $144.83 million, down by 1.1%. According to the State Fiscal Service, the main suppliers were Ghana (56.4%), Republic of South Africa (20.96%) and Russia (15.15%). In 9 months Ukraine decreased exports and re-exports of manganese ore…Details
In January-September Ukraine decreased iron ore raw materials exports by 4.3% YoY, to 27.518 million tons. According to the State Fiscal Service, exports revenue grew by 7.1%, to $2.1 billion. The main importers of Ukrainian iron ore raw materials were China (21.21%), Poland (13.74%) and Slovakia (12.39%). At the same time in 9 months Ukraine…Details
In January-August Russia’s imports totaled $157.9 billion, up by 9.5% YoY. According to the Federal Customs Service, metals and metal wares accounted for 7.3% (7% last year). The import volumes of ferrous metals grew by 8.5%. At the same time the imports of steel pipes dropped by 29.4%, while of iron and unalloyed flat steel…Details
Petropavlovsk Plc has put into operation a floatation shop at the Malomyr mine. It will produce gold-containing concentrate – raw materials for the autoclave complex. The shop could process 3 million tons of refractory ore per year. Petropavlovsk intends to have started producing autoclaves by the end of the year. The Pokrovsky complex will be…Details
In January-September Ukraine exported 4.911 million tons of carbon steel semi-finished products, up by 15.8% YoY, valued at $2.354 billion, up by 45.6%. According to the State Fiscal Service, Italy imported 34.65% of the semi-finished products, Egypt – 17.17% and Turkey – 16.7%. In 9 months Ukraine imported 33.616 thousand tons of semi-finished products valued…Details
In January-September Ukraine increased copper and copper wares imports by 12.1% YoY, to $69.79 million. According to the customs statistics, copper exports also grew – by 26.3%, to $117.114 million. In September copper imports totaled $9.225 million, and exports – $5.889 million. Nickel imports in 9 months grew by 32.5%, to $73.826 million ($7.431 million…Details
In January-September Dalpolymetal increased ore output by 49.2% YoY, to 623 thousand tons. This exceeds the business plan by 2.2%. Since the start of the year factory has processed 610 thousand tons of ore, up by 51.3%. The company has produced 7.7 thousand tons of lead concentrate, up by 51.7%. Zinc concentrate manufacture totaled 12.6…Details
The Northeastern manufacturing and geological enterprise, a part of the state holding Rosgeologia, has finished designing the project of operations at the Deryas-Yuryaginskaya prospective field. There the company is looking for ore gold under the state contract concluded with the Department on subsoil use of the Far Eastern District. The size of the field is…Details
The growth of the output and the expansion of the product portfolio made Andrometa increase its manufacturing capacities. In 2017 the company management decided to construct the fifth shop with the height of 12 meters and the size of 1.5 thousand square meters. The shop allows working with structures of the size of 1000×2000 mm…Details
Electrozinc has completed the annual repairs of its zinc manufacture and commissioned the main and auxiliary shops. The company has also put into operation the absorber of the sulfuric acid shop and the cooling tower of the steam power shop. “The commissioning of the absorber has completed the reconstruction of the sulfuric acid shop, which…Details
Lukoil president Vagit Alekperov and Severstal chairman Alexei Mordashov have held a working meeting in Moscow. They discussed development of cooperation. “Severstal is an important partner for Lukoil. It is one of the leaders in Russian metal and mining industry, a company with a vast international experience. We’ve been developing cooperation since 2006, helping each…Details