In January-March Russian Coal mined 4 million tons of coal. Some 1 million tons of power-generating coal were mined at the Stepnoy pit in the Republic of Khakasia. Last quarter the company also mined the 60-millionth ton of coal. The Stepnoy pit was put into operation in 1993. In 2017 it yielded over 4.2 million…Details
In January-March UralKuz increased sales by 43% YoY.
According to the company statement, customers were shipped some 35 thousand tons of metal, up by 10.4 thousand tons YoY.
Railroad axles showed the largest increase in sales – by 63%.
Metal for the UralKuz manufacture is supplied by Chelyabinsk Iron and Steel Works. (Ukrainian metal)
In 2017 Evraz Yuzhkoks received 5.4 million UAH of losses as opposed to 34.156 million UAH of profit in 2016. According to the company statement, its assets as of late 2017 totaled 1.042 billion UAH, current liabilities – 225.025 million UAH, and consolidated accounts receivable – 272.573 million UAH. On December 19, 2017 Evraz sold…Details
Russian tycoon Oleg Deripaska, President and core beneficiary of troubled aluminum giant UC RUSAL, has declined to be nominated to the board of directors of another metals giant Norilsk Nickel, a spokesperson for the company reported on April 12. “Oleg Deripaska has declined to be nominated to the board of directors of Norilsk Nickel, we…Details
The Russian government does not plan to acquire a stake in the sanction-hit aluminum giant UC RUSAL, but will support facilities of the company so that they don’t stop working, Finance Minister Anton Siluanov declared on April 11. On April 6 the U.S. imposed sanctions against 38 Russian tycoons, officials and companies, including tycoon Oleg…Details
Swiss commodity trader Glencore, one of the biggest buyers of aluminum produced by troubled Russian aluminum giant UC RUSAL, has declared force majeure on 50,000 tons of aluminum contracts, Bloomberg reported citing people familiar with the matter. “The declaration applies to about 50,000 metric tons of contracts between Glencore and aluminum consumers that specify the…Details
The protesters have burned down the laboratory, warehouses and office building on the territory of the Chinese company GL Makmal Developing, the management of the enterprise reported. According to them, the residents of Toguz-Toro district stay on the territory of the company, while the employees were evacuated. “We are not aware of the demands of…Details
Despite several years of military activity, the city of Melitopol, situated not far from the war zone, is developing machine-building. Soon the TurboCom group of companies will open a new manufacturing complex EcoPromLit. The company will produce cast iron according to gasifiable pattern molding. With the help of this method some 30% of castings are…Details
The Russia-supported terrorist-seized Alchevsk Iron and Steel Works is trying to start producing steel. “This is very important, as, in addition to pig iron, we will be producing steel”, said Sergey Kozlov, the chairman of the so-called Cabinet of Ministers of Lugansk People’s Republic, the terrorist organization created and supported by Russia. All the tests…Details
In early 2018 Chinese TBEA received the license to start developing the Verkhniy Kumarg deposits. In 2013 the company obtained a license to work at the Duoba deposits. Both deposits are situated in Sogdiy region. According to sources, the company has the right to develop the deposits until it reimburses all the funds spent to…Details
In 2018 Belarus Iron and Steel Works intends to supply $240 million worth of metal to Ukrainian market. “That’s around 300 thousand tons. Our plans are ambitious, but we have a certain strategy of work on that market, and we expect a 10-20% growth per year in mid-term”, the company marketing specialist Tatiana Vaskevich declared.…Details
In 2017 Korshunovsky Mining and Processing Works sold 2.5 million tons of iron ore concentrate, down by 9% YoY. According to the company statement, a number of factors affected sales last year. In particular, the company started operating under complex mining and geological conditions, which prevented increasing output. Moreover, the ore obtained did not meet…Details
Far East PGO, a part of Rosgeologia, starts prospecting for gold at the Solovievskaya territory in Amur region.
The prospecting will last for 3 years, from Q2 2018 till Q4 2020.
The total size of the territory is 270 square km. (Ukrainian metal)
For three years MMK-Metiz together with the Magnitogorsk State Technical University named after Nosov have been creating import-substituting nanostructured rebar ropes. With the help of the Ministry of education and science subsidy the company has developed and implemented a technique to produce rebar ropes with nanostructure. The rope specifications exceed prEN 10138-3.3, as well as…Details
In January-March Elgaugol LLC mined 1.2 million tons of coal, up by 43% YoY. Coal processing increased by 21%, to 585 thousand tons. Sales totaled 962 thousand tons, up by 47%. “This year we had a good manufacturing start. The quarter results became the logical continuation of the successful operation last year”, the company managing…Details
Rusal has implied an emergency plan and asks its customers to pay in euros, not dollars, thus trying to avoid US sanctions. “The company has started a protection plan, just like Iran”, a source reported. Some years ago Iran used gold, oil and Japanese yen to pay for goods. Several Rusal clients have already started…Details
Residents of Toguz-Toro district of Jalal-Abad region hold a rally and set a gold-processing plant under construction on fire. About 3,000 people took part in the protest. “The main requirement of the local residents is to close the plant as it is harmful to the environment. At the moment, other people are joining the protest,»…Details
In 2017 Ukraine imported 2.66 million tons of anthracite from Russia, or 78.6% of the total imports. According to the state enterprise Gosvneshinform, imports totaled 3.38 million tons, up 3-fold YoY. “99.5% of all coal from Russia was imported via middlemen. Average price was $99.3 per ton. Directly Russia supplied only 12.1 thousand tons with…Details
Yenakievo Iron and Steel Works, situated on Ukraine-uncontrolled lands, saw a fire on April 6 in the converter shop. According to the so-called Emergency Ministry of the Donetsk People’s Republic, a terrorist organization created and supported by Russia, the fire has destroyed computer monitors, cables on the size of 50 square meters, and some equipment.…Details
The bar shop of MMK has produced the 20-millionth ton of bars. In 2005-2006 three Danieli mills with the combined capacity of over 2 million tons of bars per year were put into operation. The 450-mill with the capacity of 790 thousand tons per year produces angles, channel, rods and strips. The 370-mill with the…Details
In Q1 Raspadskaya increased coal output by 372 thousand tons YoY, to 2 million tons. According to the company statement, last year its net profits amounted to $319 million, up 1.7-fold YoY. Revenue grew 1.7-fold, to $868 million, and gross profit – 2.2-fold, to $459 million. Raspadskaya unites 3 mines, one coal pit, a processing…Details
PJSC ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih concluded the contract through financial leasing for the supply of 211 open wagons. The contract for 239 wagons more will be the next step. Earlier this year the company has received 50 new wagons. Hence, this year the company is to purchase and operate 500 wagons to transport its products and…Details
Independent non-executive director of aluminum producer RUSAL Philip Lader has quit the board of directors due to the U.S. sanctions against the company, RUSAL said in a statement on the website of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange on April 10.
Earlier another member of the board of directors Ivan Glasenberg resigned. (Prime/Ukrainian metal)
Index provider FTSE Russell will remove stocks of the Russian aluminum giant UC RUSAL and En+ Group from its indices from April 13 due to the companies being blacklisted by the U.S., it said in a statement on April 11. The London Metal Exchange (LME) said it would suspend trading in RUSAL’s metals from April…Details
In 2017 Kraszvetmet received some 500 million rubles of net profit, up by 12% YoY. Revenue grew by 10%, to 21 billion rubles. Export revenue totaled by 40%, as the products were shipped to over 20 countries. Last year the company produced 3.3 tons of catalyst systems for nitrogen industry (+19%) and 2.7 tons of…Details
In January-February metal prices of industrial products increased by 2.5% YoY. In particular, in processing industry prices increased by 3.1%, and in mining – by 2% Coal prices grew by 6.2%, ore – by 3%, ferroalloys – by 16.2%, zinc – by 4.3%, ferrous rolled metal – by 4.1%, and lead – by 1%. At…Details