The prices of gold, platinum and palladium decreased in Azerbaijan on April 6, while price of silver increased, according to the data published by the Central Bank. The cost of gold decreased by 0.646 manats, to 2257.855 manats per troy ounce compared to the price on April 5. The cost of silver increased by 0.17…Details
Kirov Non-Ferrous Metals Processing Works in 2017 received 26 million rubles of losses, as opposed to three years of profit. Thus, in 2016 the company received almost 130 million rubles of net profit. In 2015 and 2014 the net profit totaled 81 million rubles and 51 million rubles respectively. Revenue last year reached 8.84 billion…Details
Rusal has started mining for bauxites at the Verkhne-Schugorsky deposits in the Republic of Komi. The balance reserves of the new deposits total 65 million tons of ore, enough for 20 years of development. In mid-March the Vezhayu-Vorykvinskoye deposits yielded the 40-millionth ton of bauxites, and the reserves are quickly depleting. Hence, the opening of…Details
This year Dalpolymetall intends to mine 841 thousand tons of polymetalic ore. In particular, the increase will result from the start of the Verkhniy quarry operations. At present Dalpolymetall deposits are united into two clusters – Nikolayevsky mine with Korolevsky site and the Verkhniy quarry. Since the start of the year the company has invested…Details
In 2017 Krasniy Octyabr produced 37.48 thousand tons of stainless steel, while Zlatoustovsky Electrometallurgical Works – 17.48 thousand tons.
The combined output reached 54.96 thousand tons, up by 20% in three years.
This year output is expected to grow by 5%. (Ukrainian metal)
In January-March Ukrained increase ferrous scrap exports 3.6-fold YoY, to 140.116 thousand tons, valued at $47.788 million, up 4.1-fold. According to the State Fiscal Service, in March Ukraine exported 53.558 thousand tons of scrap, in February – 52.634 thousand tons, and in January – 33.814 thousand tons. Imports in 3 months increased by 28.6%, to…Details
There was a heavy smoke in the Pavlogradskaya mine of DTEK Pavlogradugol.
According to the company statement, 175 employees were evacuated.
The smoke arose as the cable caught fire. The fire was soon extinguished.
There were no casualties. (Ukrainian metal)
In January-March Ukraine increased coal imports by 57.6% YoY, to 5.745 million tons valued at $760.468 million, up by 33.5%. According to the State Fiscal Service, Russia supplied $472.397 million worth of coal (62.12%), USA – $219.929 million (28.92%), Canada – $48.365 million (6.36%) and other countries – $19.777 million (2.6%). In 3 months Ukraine…Details
Russian aluminum giant UC Rusal plans to launch $216-million production at the world’s largest bauxite field Dian-Dian in Guinea at the end of April, CEO Vladislav Solovyov declared on April 5. “We will launch the 3-million ton mine until the end of April. We have plans to expand capacity to 5 million tons, but it…Details
The Verkhovna Rada Committee on industrial policy and entrepreneurship has approved the draft decree No. 8226 on amendments to the decree “On amendments to some decrees of Ukraine on the decrease of ferrous metals scrap shortage on the domestic market”. “Ukrainian plants will have raw materials, army – weapon and machines, and Ukrainians – jobs…Details
In 2017 Mechel decreased coal output by 9% YoY, to 20.638 million tons. According to the company statement, its steel output grew by 1%, to 4.274 million tons, while pig iron manufacture dropped by 1%, to 4.029 million tons. Coalmining in Q4 2017 decreased by 8% QoQ, to 4.944 million tons, steel output grew by…Details
Metinvest has issued two Eurobond lots with maturity on April 23, 2023 for the amount of $825 million and with maturity on April 23, 2026 for the amount of $525 million. According to Bloomberg, the interest rate is 8%. The 5-year bonds have been issued at 98.986% of the nominal value. The 8-year bonds have…Details
In February pig iron output in the world dropped by 2.18% YoY, to 90.084 million tons. According to the World Steel Association, the first place is occupied by China (53.775 million tons, down by 3.2% YoY). Ukraine is on the ninth position with 1.625 million tons, slightly short of US’ 1.8 million tons, but far…Details
The board of directors of Russian hydropower giant RusHydro have approved the company’s $319.5 million participation in the long-running construction of the Taishet smelter of aluminum giant UC Rusal, RusHydro said in a statement on April 5. “The cost of RusHydro’s participation in the project stands at no more than $319.5 million (RusHydro’s stake in…Details
The increased antidumping duties on railroad wheels made in Ukraine are in effect on the territory of the Eurasian Economic Union (Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan) from April 5. Previously the duty was 4.75%, now it is 34.22%. The decision was made on February 28. The previous duty was set in 2016, but it…Details
In January-March Ukraine exported 9.487 million tons of iron ore raw materials valued at $700.842 million, up by 6.6% and by 4.5% YoY respectively. According to the State Fiscal Service, exports mostly went to Slovakia (15.81%), China (15.93%) and Poland (14.55%). At the same time Ukraine imported 9.006 thousand tons of iron ore raw materials…Details
In Q1 Ferrexpo produced 2.585 million tons of iron ore pellets, down by 1.5% YoY. According to the group statement, it produced 149.9 thousand tons of pellets of 62% iron contents ore and 2.435 million tons of 65% ore. Manufacture of pellets of its own ore dropped by 1.6%, to 2.571 million tons, while of…Details
DTEK Dobropolye Central Processing Factory has completed the second project on lighting system replacement. 130 LED-lamps have been installed at the conveyer site, with 3.5 km of cable replaced. The company intends to reach 85% of savings on lighting there. This will allow it saving some 500 thousand kW-h, or 840 thousand UAH per year.…Details
Teams of DTEK Pervomayskoye and Ternovskoye Mine Groups on March 29 mined their first million tons of coal since the beginning of the year. In the Ternovskoye mine department, the mining areas No. 1 led by Vladimir Romankov and the site No. 6 led by Sergei Somchenko, were particularly distinguished. Both teams have already produced…Details
Ukraine’s Cabinet of Ministers has obliged state-owned coalmines, which have accumulated significant wage debts owed to coalminers, to funnel 70% of proceeds from coal sales into the repayment of the delayed wages. The relevant decision was made at a government meeting on April 4. “It is proposed to adopt a protocol decision, which stipulates that…Details
According to the Public Relations and Media Department of the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic, Prime Minister Sapar Isakov met with the Director of Centerra Gold Inc. Scott Perry. They discussed the prospects of the company’s development and expressed interest in deepening cooperation. The head of government noted that the Kyrgyz Republic and Centerra Gold…Details
In 2017 Mikhailovsky Mining and Processing Works increased net profit by 80% YoY, to 27.09 billion rubles.
Revenue exceeded 78.73 billion rubles, up by 37% YoY.
Sales profit grew by 66%, to 34 billion rubles. (Ukrainian metal)
Neryungry-Metallik LLC, a part of Nordgold, in 2017 extracted 2.084 tons of gold (67 thousand ounces). Ore mining exceeded 5 million tons, while processing, taking into account stocks, – 6 million tons. Since last year the company has been mining ore at three deposits in Yakutia – Tabornoye (since 2002), Temnoye and Gross. In August…Details
Coal exports in January-March increased by 6.8% YoY, to 44.42 million tons.
According to the Ministry of Energy, in March coal exports reached 15.638 million tons. (Ukrainian metal)
Mechel has put into operation a new long face 0-17-16 at the mine named after Lenin, a part of the South Kuzbass coal company.
The reserves of the long face are estimated at 650 thousand tons of coking coal. Its length is 200 meters.
Investments in the project totaled 230 million rubles. (Ukrainian metal)
Andrey Chernomaz, director of the Abayskaya mine, has been appointed the director of the ArcelorMittal Temirtau coal department. He started working in his new office on April 2. Chernomaz’s tasks will be to reach output targets and improve the coal and coal concentrate quality, as well as increase the efficiency of labor safety, etc. Parshant…Details