In January Russia exported 1.18 million tons of semi-finished steel products, up by 2.4% YoY, but down by 13.8% MoM. According to the customs statistics, revenue grew by 28.2% YoY, but dropped by 10.5% MoM, to $569 million. The main destination of Russian slabs and billets export in January was Taiwan, which accounted for 18.5%.…Details
In 2017 DTEK Pavlogradugol, the largest coal miner in Ukraine, increased its net profit by 6.9% YoY, or by 44.68 million UAH, to 691.83 million UAH. According to the company statement, shareholders decided not to distribute the net profit of the last year and not to pay dividends. Last year DTEK Pavlogradugol produced 20.14 million…Details
Mariupol Ilyich Iron and Steel Works has announced the price of the share sales under the squeeze-out procedure.
According to the company, the price of each share with the value of 0.25 UAH was set at 0.08 UAH.
The share price was set by the company supervisory board. (Ukrainian metal)
As of December 31, 2017 Polyus gold JORC reserves were estimated at 68 million ounces, down from 71 million ounces as of December 31, 2016. Average gold content is 1.8 g per ton, including alluvial sites and ores with low contents. Polyus retains the second position among the largest gold producers in the world as…Details
Azovstal Iron and Steel Works has announced the price at which its shares will be bought under the squeeze-out procedure. According to the company statement, the price of each Azovstal share with the value of 0.25 UAH was set at 0.564 UAH. The price was determined by the company supervisory board. Metinvest owns 94.74401% in…Details
Polyus has confirmed its gold output forecast for 2018 on the level of 2.375-2.425 million ounces and 2.8 million ounces in 2019. In 2020 it is expected to produce also 2.8 million ounces. Expenses are projected to reach $425 and $450 per ounce in 2018 and 2019-2020. This year capital expenses will amount to $850…Details
In 2017 Aktyubinsk Copper Company produced 58 thousand tons of copper concentrate and 52 thousand tons of zinc concentrate, having exceeded the target by 2% and by 17% respectively.
Revenue target was overfulfilled by 17%.
Payments to the budget increased 4-fold YoY. (Ukrainian metal)
Zaporozhkoks, one of the major by-product coke chemistry manufacturers in Ukraine, has announced the price of the share sales under the squeeze-out procedure. According to the company statement, the price of one share with the value of 0.01 UAH will be 4.94 UAH, or 494 times higher. The price was set by the Zaporozhkoks supervisory…Details
In 2017 Ferrexpo plc increased net profit 2.1-fold, or by $205.272 million, to $394.472 million.
Revenue grew by 21.4%, to $1197.494 million.
EBITDA increased by 46.9%, to $551 million.
Last year Ferrexpo produced 10.444 million tons of pellets, down by 6.8% YoY. (Ukrainian metal)
Mariupol Ilyich Iron and Steel Works has received new Austrian machinery to be installed at the continuous casting machine No. 4. The construction of the machine is underway. The cargo weighs almost 1 thousand tons, so special machinery was used to unload it. Foreign specialists claim that the machinery corresponds to the best European norms…Details
Novokramatorsk Machine-Building Works has started shipping converter body with a seating ring and the mounting system to Azovstal Iron and Steel Works. The converter will be used to modernized machinery in the oxygen-converter shop. “It took us over a year to produce and start shipping the machinery weighing around 1 thousand tons”, NKMZ said. This…Details
In January-February Russia increased the manufacture of raw and semi-raw gold by 2% YoY.
According to the Federal Service of State Statistics, in February output grew by 9.5% YoY and by 40.4% MoM. (Ukrainian metal)
In 2017 the Meta Group of Companies, a part of ChTPZ, sold 1.32 million tons of scrap, down by 2.5% YoY, including 829 thousand tons of its own procurement, up by 69 thousand tons, and 491 thousand tons of transit scrap. Among the group participants the sales growth leaders were Vtorchermet (+30.7 thousand tons), Meta-Chelyabinsk…Details
In 2018 Severstal will supply at least 60 thousand tons of rolled metal to the largest manufacturer of heavy trucks in Russia – KAMAZ. The deliveries will be carried out according to the agreement on cooperation concluded for this year. The company will supply cold- and hot-rolled sheets, including of high-strength steel grades. Last year…Details
Full-scale operations in Kyzyl, a large gold mine in the East Kazakhstan region, will start in 2019. “Using state-of-the-art technologies, the Bakyrchik Ore Mining and Processing Enterprise is developing a gold deposit with a capacity of 2 million tons of ore per annum. The project will reach the ultimate capacity in 2019 “, Deputy Head…Details
As of March 1, Magadan region obtained 2516 kg of gold, up by 18% YoY. At present only ore gold is mined. Alluvial season will start in May. Silver output so far has totaled 101.2 tons, down by 13.7% YoY. The decrease, seen since last year, has to do with the scheduled drop in output…Details
The auction for the sale of the insolvent KVV Liepajas metalurgs rolling mill equipment was concluded with the victory of Austrian Smart Stahl GmbH, as confirmed by insolvency administrator Guntars Koris. The Austrian company won the auction with its price of EUR 1.57 million (without VAT) or EUR 1.9 million (with VAT). Koris says that…Details
In January-February Russia produced 636 thousand tons of steel structures, down by 14% YoY.
According to the Federal Service of State Statistics, in February output increased by 10.4% MoM.
Aluminum structures manufacture dropped by 12.8%, to 8 thousand tons. (Ukrainian metal)
In January-February Russia increased rolled metal output by 3.3% YoY, to 10 million tons. In February output dropped by 6.9% MoM, but grew by 2.3% YoY. According to the Federal Service of State Statistics, pig iron manufacture totaled 8.6 million tons, up by 1.7% YoY, with February results up by 1.1% YoY, but down by…Details
In 2017 Zaporizhstal decreased profits by 15.4% YoY, to $170 million (4.5 billion UAH). According to Metinvest, the company revenue increased by 34.4%, to $1.775 billion, while EBITDA dropped by 18.2%, to $135 million. Metinvest owns 49.9% of Zaporizhstal, 24% of Zaporozhye Iron Ore Complex, 42.8% of Zaporozhkoks and 49.2% of Zaporozhogneupor. At the same…Details
Metinvest works on the Ukraine-uncontrolled territory, that were seized in March 2017, last year increased losses 10-fold YoY, to $352 million. According to the group, as of March 15, 2017, the cost of assets of Yenakievo Iron and Steel Works, Metalen, Makeevka Iron and Steel Works, Krasnodonugol, Khartsyzsk Pipe Works, Komsomolskoye Ore Group and Donetskkoks…Details
In January-February Ukrainian metal companies produced 2977 thousand tons of rolled metal, of which 2643 thousand tons, or 88.7% were exported. According to Ukrmetallurgprom, local customers received only 334 thousand tons (11.3%). In January-February 2017 Ukraine produced 3188 thousand tons of metal and exported 2536 thousand tons (79.5%), with the rest (652 thousand tons or…Details
The illegally nationalized Kerch Iron and Steel Works needs employees.
According to the HR office of the company, it is going to hire machine operators, turners, milling machine operators, crane operators, planers, punchers, mechanics, etc.
The usurpers promise monthly bonuses in addition to salary. (Ukrainian metal)
Severstal has bought out all the remaining eurobonds with maturity in 2018. According to the group statement, it has paid $548.62 million for them. “Thus, our obligations to the bond holders have been completely fulfilled”, the company said. Eurobonds valued at $600 million were issued by Steel Capital SA in 2013 with the interest rate…Details
Kara-Balta mining plant may start working in the near future, the Mining and Metallurgical Trade Union reported. According to it, the management of the plant agreed with Canadian investors on cooperation in the development of uranium deposits Tash-Bulak and Kyzyl-Ompul. Thanks to this, it will be possible to significantly increase production volumes and reach profits.…Details
On March 19 the state enterprise Lvivugol cleared the salary debt for January to its employees. According to a company representative, it has received a tranche of 15 million UAH from the state company Ugol Ukrainy, which allowed it to completely pay out the debt. Lvivugol will also be able to pay 12% of the…Details