The combined sales of titanium rolled products and bars by VSMPO-Avisma rose by 14% YoY, to 28,779 tons in 2017, the company said in a statement on May 23. Exports grew by 26%, to 20,588 tons, while domestic sales fell by 8%, to 8,192 tons. The U.S. and Europe accounted for most exports with 44%…Details
Kazakhstan’s national company Kazatomprom delivered the first batch of uranium to Brazil, the company’s press service said in a message. “The National Atomic Company of Kazakhstan is expanding the geography of its products supply on the world nuclear fuel market. Kazatomprom JSC won an international tender for the supply of natural uranium concentrates for the…Details
The state enterprise Ukrpromvneshexpertisa says in June deliveries of scrap to metal companies will decrease by 16.67% MoM, or by 50 thousand tons, to 250 thousand tons. “I believe in June deliveries will decrease somewhat, as the price drop starts affecting scrap procurement. Thus, deliveries to metal companies will also decrease. Another factor is the…Details
The State Service of Geology and Subsoil Use has suspended special permits to mine coal of the Mine “Rossiya” LLC and the Mine 1-3 Novogrodovskaya LLC. The basis for the suspension of the permits is the violation of two clauses of the “Ukrainian Subsoil Code”. The service has given the companies 10 days to set…Details
Vorkutaugol has received the quality certificate for the coal concentrate of a new grade – 1Zh. The company has also confirmed the quality of its other products – coal concentrate of grades K, 2Zh and GZhO. The new certificate allows the company to sell the product. “We started processing the 1Zh grade in trial mode…Details
At present salary debts to the employees of the state coalmining enterprises amount to 406.8 million UAH and are the result of the difficult economic condition of the state coal sector. “In 2018 we have seen no sufficient support from the state, thus now we have wage debts of over 400 million UAH”, Department of…Details
Azovstal has shut down its converter No. 2 for an 8-hour repair to service gas-purifying equipment.
A month ago the converter was also shut down to repair technological equipment, sensors, etc.
Within the following 4 years Azovstal intends to invest over $300 million into environment-protection projects. (Ukrainian metal)
The First Vice Prime Minister held a meeting with the management of GL Makmal Developing the day before. According to the government’s press service, the parties discussed the events that took place on April 11 in Kazarman village, Toguz-Toro district of Jalal-Abad region, where the territory of the gold processing plant was set on fire.…Details
The members of the EEC Board have decided to abolish the import customs duty rates of the Common Customs Tariff of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU CCT) on certain types of mineral raw materials containing precious metal or precious metal compounds, the Eurasian Economic Commission’s press service said. In particular, the decision will relate to…Details
The prices of main precious metals increased in Azerbaijan on May 23, according to the data published by the Central Bank. The cost of gold increased by 5.5165 manats, to 2197.08 manats per ounce compared to the price on May 22. The cost of silver increased by 0.1632 manats, to 28.1479 manats per ounce. The…Details
Ukrzaliznytsia has imposed temporary limitations on the foreign transportation to ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih. The prohibition will be in effect until it is cancelled, and covers transportation of all cargo from railroads of CIS and Baltic States. Earlier AMKR experienced a railroad shop strike. Ukrzaliznytsia agreed with metal companies to coordinate actions on cargo transportation. (Ukrainian…Details
The Commercial Court of Donetsk region is reviewing the claim of Prominvestbank to Yasinovsky By-Product Coke Plant on the recovery of $41.6 million and 353.4 million UAH of the debt on the loan according to a contract concluded in 2011. The bank bases its claims on a non-fulfillment of its debt obligations by the Savi…Details
In January-April Russia increased raw and semi-raw gold, or in powder form output by 2% YoY.
According to Rosstat, in April gold output grew by 14.1% YoY.
At the same time, gold manufacture dropped by 8.3% MoM. (Ukrainian metal)
Primorsky Mining and Processing Works will prepare a new project to develop tungsten ore deposit Skrytoye in Primorye region. This the company is forced to do as the budget has found no funds to reconstruct a road, without which the previous project cannot be carried out. According to the company deputy CEO on foreign economic…Details
In 2018 StroyResourceGroup, which extracts gold in Primorye region, intends to obtain 10 kg of gold, up 10-fold YoY. In 2016 gold output was exactly 1 kg. The season for the company will start in June. At present the site is being prepared. StroyResourceGroup owns a license to the Nesterovsky site valid through May 23,…Details
The Pipe Metallurgical Company will continue supplying steel billets to the USA despite the $25 import duty. According to the company deputy CEO on strategy and corporate development Vladimir Shmatovich, TMK is trying to make the US authorities exclude its products from the list of duties. “Still, the price growth on the US market and…Details
NLMK Group, a global steel company with operations in Russia, the USA, and the EU, has launched a project to upgrade its continuous casting line (CCM-9) at its flagship Lipetsk production site. The upgrade will enable an 80% boost in the capacity of the line (to 1.8 million tons per year), and the production of…Details
On May 20, after a four-day protest, the railwaymen from the third shift came back to work, on the night of May 20 to May 21 the first shift followed, and starting from May 21 morning there was the second shift back in operation (four shifts in total). Railway Transport shop of PJSC ArcelorMittal Kriviy…Details
Metal and mining output in January-April in Donetsk region grew. In particular, the region produced 6.94 million tons of pig iron (up by 10% taking into account operation of assets on Ukraine-uncontrolled lands and by 19% without them), 6.99 million tons of steel (down by 0.3%, but up by 6%), 6.12 million tons of rolled…Details
In January-March Vysochaishiy produced 55 thousand ounces of gold, up 2-fold YoY. This increase has become possible thanks to the start of operation at the Drazhnoye and Ugakhan deposits in 2017. Ore output grew by 75%, to 1686 thousand tons, and processing – also by 75%, to 1748 thousand tons. Average gold price in Q1…Details
In January-March Russia exported 218.7 thousand tons of primary copper valued at $1496 million, up by 15.2% and by 40.6% YoY respectively.
In March the average price of primary copper was $6739 per ton FOB Russian border, up by 19% YoY.
Copper wire rod (wire) price was $6769 per ton, up by 23.4%. (Ukrainian metal)
Since May 4, Kosaya Gora Iron and Steel Works has switched its blast furnace No. 3, which produces pig iron, to the manufacture of Fmn78 ferromanganese. The decision was made taking into account the market situation and the offer of Metalloinvest to switch to a new price forming process on pellets, resulting in the considerable…Details
Russian Platinum has presented the results of the operation of it assets in the Far East. Yubileyniy GOK mined 24.7 thousand tons of ore. At the same time 33.513 thousand tons were processed, and 251.4 kg of gold and 158.1 kg of silver obtained. Perevalniy GOK mined 108.8 thousand tons of ore. The Perevalnaya processing…Details
Polyus reports that the capacity of Natalkinskaya gold-extracting factory has reached 80% of its project level of 10 million tons of ore per year. Since the start of the year Natalka has produced over 40 thousand ounces of gold. When the factory reaches its project capacity it will produce some 450 thousand ounces of gold…Details
Within the Freeport of Vladivostok project, Primorzoloto plans to construct a gold-extracting factory.
Investor intends to construct two quarries.
Gold-bearing ore will be delivered to the factory with the capacity of 500 thousand tons of ore per year.
It is expected to obtain 64.5 tons of gold under the project. (Ukrainian metal)
With the commissioning of the new 10-38 mill in late 2017, Brok-Invest-Service intends to increase cold-rolled pipes output from 2.9 thousand tons to 3.5 thousand tons per month. The increase in output and sales is being planned despite the difficult situation on the Russian welded pipes market. The current capacities considerably exceed demand, and prices…Details