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
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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