In August Russia produced 4.9 million tons of pig iron, down by 5.9% YoY (4.915 million tons in July). In January-July Russia produced 40.001 million tons, down by 3% YoY. Ukraine in August decreased pig iron output by 8.8% YoY, to 1.79 million tons (as in July), and by 17.2% YoY in January-August, to 13.238…Details
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Since its commissioning in 2003 Rosterminalugol has exported 140 million tons of coal. The 130-millionth ton was exported on May 15, on the port’s birthday. The anniversary 140-millionth ton was loaded onto Rixta Oldendorf bulker (Post-Panamax), which took onboard over 111.3 thousand tons of coal. (Ukrainian metal)Details
Because of the limitation of steel coils supplies from metal works, Korolevsky Pipe Works intends to shut down its manufacture from October 15. In October the company will produce 15 thousand tons of pipes. The decrease will affect all pipes sizes, produced at the works. (Ukrainian metal)Details
In January-July Russia imported 17.1 thousand tons of stainless steel rods, up by 25.6% YoY, valued at $4.5 million, up by 39.4%. According to the customs statistics, nickel contents mostly do not exceed 2.5%. Ukraine accounts for around 60% of all the volume, up by 8.2%. In July the average price was $2414 per ton.…Details
In July Metinvest EBITDA increased by 8.84% MoM, or by $13 million, to $160 million, with revenue up by 1.67%, or by $12 million, to $732 million. According to the group statement, in July it sold 265 thousand tons of semi-finished products valued at $101 million. In particular, it sold 154 thousand tons of pig…Details
In August the global pig iron output increased by 2.6% YoY, to 102,472 million tons. According to World Steel Association, China is leading with 62.608 million tons, up by 4% YoY. Ukraine is on the 9th position with 1.79 million tons, followed by Taiwan with 1.25 million tons and preceded by the USA with 1.86…Details
Moody’s has improved from Stable to Positive the outlook for Rusal. The company corporate rating remained on Ba3 level. “Our decision to change the Rusal outlook is connected with the decrease of borrowed money early in the year on the background of the profit increase as the prices for aluminum improved”, the agency said. In…Details
SMS group will supply a 290-ton ladle furnace to ArcelorMittal Temirtau. The company will also supervise the assembly and commissioning of the new complex. The cost of the machinery is not disclosed. The new furnace will be put into operation in Q2 2018. (Ukrainian metal)Details
Russian gold producer GV Gold is negotiating acquisition of Zoloto Kamchatki from multi-industry holding Renova Group of businessman Viktor Vekselberg. Some sources say that the deal may be announced soon. Another source said that GV Gold was exploring various M&A options and Zoloto Kamchatki was among six gold companies under consideration, including Lenzoloto, a part…Details
Exploration and development company Chaarat Gold is planning to speed up the timeline at its Tulkubash mine in the Kyrgyz Republic following an improvement in the backdrop for miners in the country. “The improving climate in the country for mining companies has been demonstrated not only by the recent license agreement signed by the Kyrgyz…Details
In August Russia produced 5.6 million tons of steel, down by 5% YoY (5.585 million tons in July). In 8 months steel output totaled 46.535 million tons, down by 1% YoY. Ukraine in August decreased steel output by 5.5% YoY, to 1.8 million tons (1.81 million tons in July), with 14.114 million tons produced in…Details
Uzbekistan signed a contract on supply of uranium to the United States. The contract is designed for 7 years and its cost exceeds $300 million. “It is a long-term contract. This is very important and significant. The total value of the contract exceeds $300 million,” said Elyor Ganiev the Minister of Foreign Trade of Uzbekistan.…Details
The arbitrary court of the Altai region has dismissed the Zoloto Kuryi LLC insolvency proceedings, as the claimant – Trud LLC – has revoked its claim. In April the court granted Trud LLC the right to recover 80.5 million rubles of debts on loan from Zoloto Kuryi. In 2016 Zoloto Kuryi planned to resume gold…Details
In July, according to the customs statistics, Russia exported 8.8 thousand tons of corrosion-resistant scrap valued at $7.8 million, up 2.2-fold MoM and by 4.8% YoY, as well as up 2.4-fold MoM, but down by 6.3% YoY respectively. In January-July Russia exported 47.3 thousand tons of scrap, up by 5.4% YoY. Revenue dropped by 0.4%,…Details
Cherepovets Iron and Steel Works has completed the assembly of the loading crane in the rolling shop. “The new crane with the lifting capacity of 50/12.5 tons will be transporting rolls. The cost of the machinery is 55 million rubles”, Severstal Russian Steel CEO Vadim Germanov said. The program to replace the cranes at CherMK…Details
According to Evraz, metal wares market in 2017 will hit 1.9 million tons, up by 9% YoY. In 2018 it will grow by 7%, to 2.028 million tons. In the cold-deformed rebars and VR-1 wire segments Evraz occupies some 25%. This year the group intends to produce 435 thousand tons and 102.3 thousand tons respectively.…Details
Bekart-Lipetsk LLC is starting the capacity increase project. Bekart started producing metal cord at its Lipetsk site in 2009. In 2013 the company began manufacturing steel fiber for construction. This September it was decided to increase cord capacity by 50%, to 35 thousand tons per year, and fiber – by 100%, to 40 thousand tons.…Details