Russia: Istra Works produces metal structures for MosFilm

Istra Works of Metal Structures has produced metal structures for the studio No. 2 of MosFilm.

All the structures have been delivered to the construction site in time.

“It is very interesting to help Russian cinema in its development”, the company CEO Sergey Pashinin said. (Ukrainian metal)

Kyrgyzstan: Kumtor Gold Company releases annual Environment and Sustainability Report

Kumtor Gold Company has released the Environment and Sustainability Report for 2017. The report is published to inform the governmental authorities, non-governmental sector and the general public about the environmental performance at the Kumtor mine and measures taken by the company to protect the environment. The publication of the report is a voluntary initiative of…

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Ukraine: KZhRK iron ore output down in H1 2018

In January-June Krivoy Rog Iron Ore Industrial Complex produced 2.468 million tons of iron ore, down by 8.6% YoY.

In June iron ore output totaled 422 thousand tons.

Last year the company produced 5.074 million tons of iron ore, up by 1.5% YoY. (Ukrainian metal)

Uzbekistan: Almalyk repairing rare metals shop

In March Almalyk Iron and Steel Works started construction of the roasting furnace No. 4 in the rare metals shop of the copper smelting works.

The shop operates 3 furnaces with the capacity of 1800 tons of molybdenum product per year.

Another furnace will increase molybdenum product processing by 30% per year. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: MMK results for Q2 2018

In April-June MMK sold 2.848 million tons of metal, up by 0.7% QoQ, including 1.381 million tons of high added value products, up by 2.7%. In 6 months MMK sold 5.675 million tons of metal, including 2.726 million tons with high added value, up by 2.1% and by 7.3% YoY respectively. In particular, sales of…

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Ukraine: gas consumption in metal industry up in H1 2018

In January-June Ukrainian metal companies consumed 935 million cubic meters of natural gas, up by 11% YoY.

In June gas consumption totaled 145 million cubic meters, up by 4% MoM.

In 6 months electricity consumption reached 5.9 billion kW-h, up by 11%. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: scrap exports up in H1 2018

In January-June Ukraine exported 270 thousand tons of scrap, up by 106% YoY. Scrap procurement grew by 12%, to 1.902 million tons. Deliveries of scrap to metal companies increased by 4%, to 1.632 million tons. In June 346 thousand tons of scrap were procured, down by 6% MoM, of which domestic companies received 327 thousand…

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Russia: gold output down in June 2018

Russia’s production of finished, semi-finished, and powdered gold fell by 13% YoY but rose by 26.5% MoM in June, the Federal State Statistics Service said in a report. In January-June gold production decreased by 1.2% YoY. Previously, absolute figures on production of non-ferrous metals were a state secret. The figures are no longer classified, but…

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Russia: ferrous metals deliveries to railroad machine-building companies up in H1 2018

In June, according to the railroad statistics, direct deliveries of ferrous metals to the enterprises of the railroad machine-building industry reached 137.2 thousand tons.

This is by 57.4% more YoY.

In January-June deliveries grew by 21.7% YoY, to 760.8 thousand tons. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Arkonik SMZ to increase output

The chairman of the Samara region Dmitriy Azarov has visited Arkonik SMZ, the largest manufacturer of aluminum semi-finished products in Russia. The company manufactures unique products – light-alloyed drilling pipes, parts for the newest Russian aircraft MS-21, as well as the first in Russia aluminum hoppers and bridges. In 2016 the company underwent modernization, the…

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Russia: Sibcable output up in H1 2018

In January-June Sibcable increased cable output by 40% YoY.

In particular, the company produced 530 km of power cables.

Control cable output grew 2.5-fold, to 17.6 thousand km. (Ukrainian metal)