On January 11-18 metal prices in the Central region dropped by 5.9 points, or by 1.03%, to 567.7. Rebars saw the largest decrease – 2.84%. Rounds lost 1.55%, electric welded pipes – 1.53%, and beams – 0.88%. The price of channel fell by 0.38%, galvanized flat metal – by 0.13%, and hot-rolled sheet – by…Details
In 2018 Kuzbass region extracted 255.3 million tons of coal, up by 5.7% YoY.
In particular, pits yielded 165.8 million tons and mines – 89.5 million tons.
The output of coking coal was 73.2 million tons, and power-generating coal – 182.1 million tons.
Factories processed 182.1 million tons, up by 6.1%. (Ukrainian metal)
Khujir Enterprise LLC has started resuming mining at the Konevinskoye gold deposit in the Republic of Buryatia.
The work of the mine was suspended in 2014.
The decision to resume operation was taken in December 2018.
The C1+C2 reserves of the deposit are over 2 tons of gold. (Ukrainian metal)
In 2018 Amur region extracted 3.5 million tons of power-generating coal, up by 100 thousand tons YoY.
The coal is mined at the Yerkovetskiy and Severo-Vostochniy pits.
In particular, coal output of the Yerkovetskiy pit, commissioned in 1991, grew by 3%.
Severo-Vostochniy pit, operating since 1932, increased output by 4% YoY. (Ukrainian metal)
Uralelectromed has prepared a site for the construction of the third stage of the copper electrolysis shop. The site is situated on the territory of the old electrolysis shop, constructed in 1934 and now partly demolished. A foundation pit with the depth of 4 meters has been dug. Its total depth will be 5 meters.…Details
In 2018 Severstal increased steel output by 3%, to 12.04 million tons mostly due to the commissioning of the ladle furnace No. 2. Pig iron output remained unchanged at 9.15 million tons. Consolidated sales grew by 2%, to 11.18 million tons. Coking coal concentrate sales from Vorkutaugol increased by 2%, to 3.37 million tons. (Ukrainian…Details
In 2018, NLMK Group sales grew to 17.6 million tons, by 7% YoY. Steel output grew by 2%, to 17.5 million tons. Steel capacity utilization rate was 99%. Sales grew driven by growth of demand on key sales markets. Sales growth was supported by a +20%YoY increase of semi-finished product sales, to 6.8 million tons.…Details
The prices of precious metals varied in Azerbaijan on January 18. The price of gold increased by 0.799 manats, to 2,196.4255 manats per ounce on January 18 compared to the price on January 17. The price of silver decreased by 0.024 manats, to 26.4263 manats per ounce. The price of palladium grew by 96.1945 manats,…Details
Workers of NLMK Clabecq, a Belgium plant of the Russian steelmaker Novolipetsk Steel (NLMK), have gone on strike in response to plans to lay off half of personnel under a restructuring program, a labor union representative reported. “We announced a strike as a response to that, and it will be in force until 2.00 p.m.…Details
Highland Gold Mining Limited has reassessed the ore reserves at the Mnogovershinnoye deposit according to JORC (2012). Thus, gold quantity in ore as of January 1, 2018 increased to 771,569 ounces from 452,866 ounces. Gold contents dropped from 5.5 g per ton to 2.7 g per ton due to the considerable increase in ore volumes…Details
In December 2018 Ukraine produced 1.89 million tons of steel, 1.83 million tons of pig iron and 1.52 million tons of rolled metal, all up by 14%, 12% and 3% YoY respectively. The output increase is due to the completion of repairs at some enterprises. Also, last year Ukraine produced 60.32 million tons of iron…Details
Ukraine: gas consumption at metal plants up in 2018Ukraine: gas consumption at metal plants up in 2018
In 2018 Ukrainian metal enterprises consumed some 1.84 billion cubic meters of natural gas, up by 4% YoY.
In December 2018, gas consumption grew by 13% MoM, to 170 million cubic meters.
Energy consumption last year was 11.76 billion kW-h, up by 6% YoY. (Ukrainian metal)
In 2018 Ukraine procured 3.67 million tons of scrap, down by 2% YoY. Of this amount local companies received 3.34 million tons, up by 3%. 0.33 million tons were exported, down by 33%. In December 2018, 317 thousand tons of scrap were procured, up by 1% MoM, with 309 thousand tons supplied to local metal…Details
The Chairman of the Board of Directors of PJSC Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works (MMK) Victor Rashnikov made a statement in connection with the decision of the president of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin regarding relocating residents of the building affected by the tragedy in Magnitogorsk. “In the first hours after the terrible tragedy that…Details
According to Ukrmetallurgprom, in February Ukraine will produce 1.7 million tons of steel, 1.6 million tons of pig iron and 1.5 million tons of rolled metal. As of January 16, 20 out of 21 blast furnaces, 8 of 9 open-hearth furnaces, 15 out of 16 converters, 6 out of 15 electric arc furnaces and all…Details
The Central Court of Appeals made the decision to return Zaporozhye Titanium and Magnesium Works to state ownership more than a month ago. But it still has not come into effect. The Special Anticorruption Prosecutor’s Office has asked the State Property Fund and the Prime Minister to intervene. In particular the office asks to develop…Details
The prosecutors of the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District have checked the compliance with the environment legislation by Chelyabinsk Electrometallurgical Works.
As a result, multiple violations have been found.
In particular, ChEMK pollutes the Makar-Ruz and Yengai rivers, stores wastes, and violates fire and industrial safety.
The company has been fined for 1.5 million rubles. (Ukrainian metal)
In 2018 Lermontovsky Mining and Processing Works produced 375 tons of tungsten concentrate valued at 528 million rubles, up from 79 tons and 98 million rubles in 2017.
Ore mining grew from 78 tons to 98 tons.
Average salary increased to 31 thousand rubles from 24 thousand rubles. (Ukrainian metal)
In 2018 Russian Railroad purchased 985.5 thousand tons of rails.
EvrazHolding LLC supplied 775.6 thousand tons and Mechel – 209.9 thousand tons.
In particular, RZhD bought 519.1 thousand tons of 100-meter rails: 204.7 thousand tons from Mechel and 314.4 thousand tons from EvrazHolding. (Ukrainian metal)
In 2018 Irkutsk region mined 24.838 tons of gold, up by 8.5% YoY.
Ore gold accounted for 13.935 tons, while alluvial for 10.9 tons.
Three enterprises covered 53% of the output (12.991 tons) – Polyus Verninskoye, Ugakhan and Vysochaishiy.
Alluvial gold leaders were Vitim and Lenzoloto (7.53 tons). (Ukrainian metal)
Karelsky Okatysh has put into operation a new 20 EKG-20 excavator with the capacity of 20 cubic meters.
Another such excavator, produced by Uralmashzavod, has been operating at the company for over 10 years.
The ladle can take up to 40 tons of rock.
A dump truck is fully loaded in 3 minutes. (Ukrainian metal)
In 2018 Elgaugol LLC mined 4.9 million tons of coal, up by 18% YoY.
The rock excavation exceeded 19 million cubic meters, up by 5%.
Coal processing grew by 11%, to 2.5 million tons.
3.4 million tons were sold, up by 18%. (Ukrainian metal)
Kenes Rakishev, the largest shareholder of Petropavlovsk, is prepared to buy 10-15% of IRC, if it decided to sell it. The group owns 31.1% in IRC, the only manufacturer of iron ore on the Far East. The company is operating at Kimkano-Sutarsky Mining and Processing Works. Rakishev believes now is a good time for a…Details
Severstal has chosen a contractor to carry out main works to construct a coke-oven battery No. 11 at Cherepovets Iron and Steel Works with the design capacity of 1400 thousand tons per year.
The main contractor is Koksokhimmontazh (Moscow).
The subcontractors are Intech (St. Petersburg) and Koksokhimmontazh-2 (Cherepovets). (Ukrainian metal)