In January Kuzbass region coal pits yielded 13 million tons of coal, and mines – 7.2 million tons. The combined result exceeded that of January 2018 by 8.6%. Coking coal output totaled 6.2 million tons (4.8 million tons in January 2018) and power-generating coal – 14 million tons (13.8 million tons). Coal processing in the…Details
The forth exhaust system has been put into operation at the Evraz ZSMK sintering factory. With its commissioning the plant completes gas-purifying system reconstruction. The combined capacity of 4 machines is 900 thousand cubic meters per hour. The rate of purification is over 99%. Since 2015 thanks to the machines air pollution has decreased by…Details
Mikheyevsky Mining and Processing Works is celebrating the 5th anniversary of the manufacture of the first copper concentrate. The volume of the first batch was some 8 tons. In 5 years the enterprise has mined over 91 million tons of ore at the Mikheyevskoye deposit and produced more than 300 thousand tons of copper concentrate.…Details
In January Ukraine exported $234.668 million worth of iron ore, down by 2.4% YoY. Imports dropped by 0.4%, to $0.002 million. According to the State Fiscal Service, in January exports decreased by 6.4% MoM, and imports – by 84.6%. China was the largest importer of iron ore ($43.264 million). In 2018 Ukraine exported $2.869 billion…Details
In 2019, Italy will become a new export destination for Azerbaijan’s Ganja Aluminum Plant. Presently, almost all of the plant’s production is exported. “The company’s products are exported to a number of European countries and the former USSR countries, and in the coming months, exports to the Italian market will be arranged. In order to…Details
Russian metals and mining group Mechel may lose its Elga project already this year in order to pay debts after 2020, five sources close to parties of the possible deal reported. The sources named industrial corporation Rostec, Vostokugol of Dmitry Bosov and Alexander Isayev and Coalstar of Eduard Khudainatov among companies interested in the Elga…Details
“If we want to defeat corruption and bring order to the mining industry, it is necessary to adopt a law that forces all companies to disclose information about final beneficiaries – shareholders,” an expert Sheradil Baktygulov declared. He noted that a similar rule was applied in US and Canada. “According to the legislation of Kyrgyzstan,…Details
Last year Khabarovsk region yielded 24.8 tons of gold, up by 1652 kg YoY. This is also the best result for the region ever. Khabarovsk region is still the only region in Russia to develop tin ore deposits. In 2018 it mined 1.5 tons of tin. Silver output totaled 62.2 tons, and platinum – 228…Details
Following prospecting works in 2018, Kinross Gold has decided to extend the development of the Kupol gold deposit in Chukotka till 2023. Previously it was supposed to wrap up work at the deposit in 2022. The increase of reserves enabled the company to extend the work at the site. This year Kinross Gold will spend…Details
In 2018 Severstal Distribution increased metal sales by 31% YoY, to 2.3 million tons.
Sales of Severstal Russian Steel rolled metal and construction pipes grew by 23%.
Deliveries to Russia went up by 10%. (Ukrainian metal)
Ukrainian Railways (Ukrzaliznytsia) has prohibited the transportation of metal scrap to ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih.
According to the enterprise report, scrap is prohibited to be delivered to the Krivoy Rog-Main station.
The prohibition runs from February 18 till February 21. (Ukrainian metal)
In January Russia produced 354 thousand tons of metal structures.
According to the Federal Statistics Service, the output grew by 27% YoY.
At the same time the results are below the December 2018 level by 28.2%. (Ukrainian metal)
Quotas for the delivery of Ukrainian metal products to the European Union are already 6-29% filled in. In particular, Ukraine has already supplied 2.519 thousand tons of gas pipes (29.38% of the quota), 306.23 thousand tons of hot-rolled flat metal (23.42%), 12.233 thousand tons of cold-rolled flat metal (11.95%), 30.16 thousand tons of plates (8.88%),…Details
In 2018 overall expenses of ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih on environmental issues exceeded 600 million UAH. According to the company press service, in particular, gas-purification equipment was repaired at the sintering machines Nos. 1 and 5, the flanged beam machine No. 6, and the converter No. 3. In the mining department crushing and ore processing factories…Details
The prices of precious metals, except for silver, increased on February 19. Thus, the price of gold grew by 0.085 manats, to 2,250.375 manats per ounce compared to the price on February 18. The price of silver dropped by 0.074 manats, to 26.8144 manats per ounce. The price of platinum went up by 3.723 manats,…Details
On February 18, a body of a hearth man was found near the blast furnace 9 controls at the Dneprovsky Iron and Steel Combine.
The man was 47 years old.
“Emergency arrived at the site, but after some time had to state the death of the person”, the company reported.
Investigation is underway. (Ukrainian metal)
Izhstal has been awarded by the governor of the Udmurtia Republic for the quality of its products. The company produces over 1 thousand steel grades according to national and international standards and norms. In 2018 the company successfully passed the audits for the compliance of its quality management system to ISO 9001:2015, 305/2005/EU and also…Details
Magnitogorsk hosted a meeting of the MMK and TMK coordination council.
The parties have discussed the results of the operation in 2018 and plans of further cooperation.
In 2018 TMK pipe enterprises received 504.6 thousand tons of MMK flat rolled metal, up by 10% YoY. (Ukrainian metal)
In January Severniy Mining and Processing Works increased pellets output by 1.7% YoY, to 850 thousand tons. Concentrate manufacture dropped by 3.2%, to 998 thousand tons. In December 2018 SevGOK produced 654 thousand tons of pellets and 896 thousand tons of concentrate. In 2018 pellets output grew by 13.9% YoY, to 8.45 million tons, while…Details
Since commissioning of its blast furnace No. 1 Cherepovets Iron and Steel Works has produced 55 million tons of pig iron. The blast furnace was blown in 1955. On August 24, 1955, the first pig iron was produced, and a new plant was born. In 2008 the blast furnace was shut down due to the…Details
Russia’s gold exports fell by 70% YoY, to 17.047 tons in 2018, the Assay Chamber at the Finance Ministry, which is responsible for state control over exports and imports of precious metals and stones, said in a report on February 19. According to the finance ministry, Russia’s gold refineries increased output by 2.45%, to 314.42…Details
In 2018 DTEK decreased coal output by 1.9% YoY, to 27.186 million tons.
Gas coal mining grew by 5.3%, to 24.13 million tons.
At the same time anthracite coal was not mined.
Obukhovskay mine increased output by 4.9%, to 3.05 million tons.
Coal concentrate production dropped by 9.2%, to 12.36 million tons. (Ukrainian metal)
Production of unwrought gold and semi-processed gold or in powder form reached 6,308 kg in January, up by 0.7% YoY, Statistics Committee of the National Economy Ministry reports.
In the accounting period the output of unwrought and semi-processed silver or in the powder form made 57,145 kg, down by 4.1%. (Kazinform/Ukrainian metal)
None of the enterprises of the mining sector, dealing with non-ferrous metals and operating in the general tax regime, has received a profit so far, the Chairman of the International Business Council, Askar Sydykov, announced at a press conference. According to him, as of today, the tax burden on mining enterprises is 17.9% of revenue.…Details