In February Ukraine exported 227.6 million tons of pig iron valued at $71.6 million, down by 17.6% and by 24.6% MoM respectively. According to the State Fiscal Service, the share of pig iron in the foreign trade volume was 2.09%. US bought more than half of Ukrainian pig iron – 69.78%, or 55.5 thousand tons.…Details
Moody’s Investors Service has improved the corporate credit rating of Metalloinvest from Ba2 to Ba1. At the same time the outlook has been decreased from positive to stable. The improvement of the rating reflects the decrease of the debt burden, stable cash flow, a high liquidity level as well as the improvement of the corporate…Details
NLMK Group, a global steel company, announces the launch of the Russian version of Steeluniversity, a famous educational website of the International Iron and Steel Institute (IISI). Steeluniversity is an educational project of the World Steel Association, an international association of steel producers. It is a collection of e-learning resources and interactive simulations covering major…Details
The Board of Directors of NLMK Group, a global steel company with operations in Russia, the USA, and the EU, held a meeting on March 15 during which the agenda for the Annual General Shareholders’ Meeting (AGM) to be held on April 19, was approved. The list of persons entitled to participate at the AGM…Details
DTEK ESKO has modernized the lighting system in the transport and treatment department of the Azovstal converter shop.
Instead of 713 old lamps, 553 LED-lamps now light the premises, consuming 90% less electricity.
The lifetime of the new lamps is 15 years.
Lighting systems will be modernized in other shop departments as well. (Ukrainian metal)
In February Ukraine exported 59.9 thousand tons of pipes valued at $61.6 million, up by 31.7% and by 20.9% MoM respectively. According to the Federal Fiscal Service, the share of pipes in the foreign trade was 1.41%. Ukraine exported 37.2 thousand tons of seamless pipes valued at $49.8 million, 20.4 thousand tons of other pipes…Details
Zlatoust Electrometallurgical Works is carrying out a major reconstruction project on the basis of the electric arc shop No. 3. The project envisages the addition of a press to make electrodes out of titanium sponge, a skull furnace, as well as two more furnaces, and other machinery. At present the skull furnace assembly has started.…Details
ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih and its subsidiaries have started paying the so-called 13th salary to their employees. In March the company plans to spend some 300 million UAH (including taxes) on the project. The 13th salary is paid for the previous year of work based on the average size of the wage. In November 2017 –…Details
Severstal will buy a Korean compressor for Cherepovets Iron and Steel Works. The first deliveries of equipment are scheduled for autumn. The goal of the investment project is to decrease electricity consumption while producing air buy using energy efficient compressors. The assembly of the compressors will be finished next year. The total cost of the…Details
The gold and silver prices decreased in Azerbaijan on March 15. The price of gold dropped by 8.5425 manats, to 2,206.804 manats per ounce compared to the price on March 14. The price of silver went down by 0.165 manats, to 25.9619 manats per ounce. The price of platinum fell by 9.265 manats, to 1,410.048…Details
In January Russia exported 3.355 million tons of ferrous metals, down by 1.1% YoY. According to the Federal Customs Service, semi-finished steel products accounted for 1.306 million tons, up by 9.3%, and flat rolled metal – 0.652 million tons, down by 10.5%. In monetary terms ferrous metals exports decreased by 6.6%, to $1.567 billion. With…Details
In January-February Ukraine exported 2.6 million tons of ferrous metals via seaports, down by 3.8% YoY. In particular, the export of pig iron fell by 19.9%, to 389.04 thousand tons, scrap – by 47.5%, to 10.17 thousand tons, and rolled metal – by 10.2%, to 1.6 million tons. At the same time ore exports grew…Details
From May 1, ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih intends to increase wages of its employees by 15-20%. 2018 was a difficult year for the company, as a roof of the converter shop caved-in, the blast furnace No. 9 reconstruction took longer than planned and difficulties with logistics resulted in a 22% drop in steel output. Moreover, the…Details
Seligdar has made a decision to construct a gold-extracting factory at the Khvoynoye deposit in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia). The factory using the technique of direct cyanidation will increase gold extraction by 20% compared with heap leaching. While heap leaching allows extracting 75% of gold, cyanidation will increase this level to 90%. The technique…Details
The Western Court of Appeals has left unchanged the ruling of the Commercial Court of the Lviv region dated May 24, 2018, on the opening of proceedings on the bankruptcy of the Lviv Coal Company. The corresponding claim was filed by Alfa-Bank demanding the return of 11.16 million UAH. The state represented by the regional…Details
The reserves and ore content of the Kadzharan copper-molybdenum deposit have to be reevaluated. According to the Ministry of Environment, last time the reserves were evaluated in 2006. Zangezursky Copper-Molybdenum Works, which is developing the deposit, has not been keeping the annual registry of condition and movement of natural resources. In 2014-2017 the company was…Details
In 2018 Kosaya Gora Iron and Steel Works received 354 million rubles of net profit, up by 29% YoY.
Last year the company sold 13.74 billion rubles worth of products, up by 13% YoY.
Sales profit fell by 22%, to 570 million rubles. (Ukrainian metal)
According to Chelyabinsk Zinc Works commercial department director Alexander Pechenkin, in 2018 the zinc shortage on world market in 2018 was some 348 thousand tons. Its reserves dropped by 143 thousand tons, to 880 thousand tons. This year, compared with 2016, the forecast growth of zinc consumption in Russia will reach 20%. The zinc shortage…Details
Russia has asked the World Trade Organization (WTO) to form an arbiter panel in its dispute with the E.U. on the union’s anti-dumping duty on cold-rolled steel imports, the Economic Development Ministry said. The duties, introduced in 2016, amount to 18.7% for products of Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works (MMK), to 34% for Severstal, and…Details
Crispian Investments, owned by tycoon Roman Abramovich and his partners, has no plans to sell more shares in Russian metals giant Norilsk Nickel, Crispian’s co-owner Alexander Abramov said. On March 12, a financial market source said that Crispian offered a 1.7% stake in Norilsk Nickel for about $560 million, or about 13,450 rubles per share.…Details
In 2018 Russia exported 109.2 thousand tons of corrosion-resistant steel scrap valued at $120 million, up by 0.7% and by 13% YoY respectively.
This is also the highest result in 10 and 6 years respectively.
Scrap with nickel contents of 8% and more accounted for some 75% of exports. (Ukrainian metal)
In 2018 Russia imported 309.5 thousand tons of flat corrosion-resistant steel valued at $712 million, up by 10.5% and by 17% YoY respectively. This is also the highest result in the past 10 years. Sheet with the width of 600+ mm accounts for some 90% of imports. The main supplier was China (51%), which increased…Details
The Ministry of Industry and Trade intends to hold a number of meetings with the management of the major metal companies to discuss a potential embargo on the steel scrap export. According to a ministry representative, the issue has to do with the trend to limit the export of scrap as a product of the…Details
In 2018 Metalloinvest received 1.647 billion rubles of net profit, up by 17.1% YoY.
Revenue grew by 15.3%, to 7.187 billion rubles.
The output of pellets and hot-briquetted iron reached 27.7 million and 7.8 million tons respectively.
EBITDA went up by 38.4%. (Ukrainian metal)