In March Russia produced 4.3 million tons of pig iron, down by 5.5% YoY (3.885 million tons in February). In January-March pig iron output dropped by 3.4% YoY, to 12.485 million tons. Ukraine increased pig iron production by 7.6% YoY, to 1.678 million tons (1.632 million tons), with 5.247 million tons produced in 3 months,…Details
In January-March Amur region yielded 4.24 tons of gold, down by 9.3% YoY.
Petropavlovsk mines provided for the main part of the output – 1.4 tons at Pokrovsk, 1.12 tons at Albynsk, and 0.87 tons at Malomyr.
Gold mining in Amur region in 2017 grew by 15.6% YoY, to 25.77 tons. (Ukrainian metal)
By 2021 Kolmar intends to have mined 22 million tons of coal at the Yuzhnaya Yakutia territory of rapid development. “18 million tons of coal will be extracted from mines. That’s 12 million tons at Inaglinskaya-2 mine (two stages of 6 million tons each) and 6 million tons at the Denisovsky GOK mine. 4 million…Details
The government has ordered to include 20 land plots into the Komsomolsk territory of the rapid development in Khabarovsk region to carry out investment projects on construction and modernization of tin-mining enterprises. The order has been submitted by the Ministry of the Far East development. As the result of the projects’ implementation, the volume of…Details
Karelsky Okatysh has assembled a new fine crusher. It will be in operation for some 12 years. The crusher was produced by Uralmashzavod and was equipped with the 500 kW engine. The capacity of the crusher is over 600 tons of ore per hour. The company operates 8 fine crushers. 5 have already been replaced,…Details
VSMPO-Avisma has decided to stop developing the Centralnoye deposits in Tambov region. The corporation acquired the right to develop the deposits in July 2011 for 1.473 billion rubles. In 2016 the start of the development was shifted to 2019. The corporation has prolonged its license till 2029. It was also interested in attracting partners to…Details
The operation of the Port Eastern Gates – Primorye Works in Nakhodka was suspended following the checks on April 28.
It was found out that the company was handling coal without the permission to pollute air.
The checks followed the complaints of Nakhodka citizens on coal dust originating from coal handling. (Ukrainian metal)
In January-March Metinvest decreased steel output by 4% YoY, to 1.825 million tons. At the same time pig iron manufacture grew by 9%, to 2.156 million tons. Iron ore concentrate production increased by 4%, to 6.924 million tons. Pellets manufacture grew by 48%, to 1.723 million tons. The group has decreased coking coal output by…Details
In January-March Ukraine imported 291.3 thousand tons of steel, up by 24.4% YoY. Domestic market increased consumption by 13.1%, to 1.056 million tons. Import’s share grew from 25.07% to 27.6%. The shares of flat and long rolled metal in imports were almost equal – 48.5% and 47.9%, as opposed to 37.5% and 61.5% in Q1…Details
At a meeting on April 27 the Board of Directors of NLMK Group, an international steel company with operations in Russia, the US and the EU, approved the new composition of the Group’s Management Board as follows. The new Management Board is: Grigory Fedorishin – President (Chairman of the Management Board), Mikhail Arkhipov – Vice…Details
At a meeting held on April 27, NLMK Group’s Board of Directors recommended the company’s shareholders to approve payment of Q1 2018 dividends of 5.73 rubles per share at the upcoming Annual General Shareholder Meeting (AGM), which would be held on June 8. NLMK Group’s Board of Directors recommended NLMK shareholders approve dividends of 5.73…Details
The Board of Directors of NLMK Group held a meeting on April 27 during which the agenda for the Annual General Shareholders’ Meeting (AGM), to be held on June 8, was approved. The list of persons entitled to participate at the AGM will be based on the NLMK Shareholder Register as of May 14. NLMK…Details
The net profit of the Russian metals producer Norilsk Nickel increased by 30% YoY, to 48.8 billion rubles in January-March, as calculated under Russian Accounting Standards (RAS), the company said in a statement. Revenue rose by 28%, to 120.99 billion rubles. Gross profit grew by 34%, to 75.6 billion rubles, sales profit by 36%, to…Details
The prices of gold and platinum increased, while the prices of silver and palladium decreased in Azerbaijan on April 30, according to the data published by the Central Bank. The cost of gold increased by 6.6215 manats, to 2246.8815 manats per troy ounce in Azerbaijan compared to the price on April 27. The cost of…Details
The interdepartmental commission will calculate the damage that was caused during the riots on the territory of the goldmine plant Makmalzoloto. Earlier it was reported that a license for the construction of a gold-processing plant was issued illegally and a criminal case was opened on the fact. The administration added that Chinese investors invited an…Details
Russian gold producer GV Gold has approved a new dividend policy to keep the high payouts and will calculate dividends on the basis of earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization (EBITDA) starting from the dividends for 2017, the company said in a statement. GV Gold set the target level of dividends at 30% of…Details
Last week the price of one ounce of gold in Azerbaijan decreased by 28.067 manats or by 1.25%. Accordingly, the average price of one ounce of gold stood at 2,254.1558 manats. The price of one ounce of silver decreased by 0.9518 manats or 3.39%, to 28.4143 manats. The price of one ounce of platinum decreased…Details
In March Russia exported 113 thousand tons of ferrous scrap via railroad, up by 27.8% MoM and by 26.4% YoY. In February the results were up by 9.9% but down by 4.9%, and in January – down by 26.6% and by 0.2% respectively. In January-March Russia exported 281.8 thousand tons of scrap, up by 7.2%…Details
Belarus Iron and Steel Works bronzed bead wire mill No. 2 of the steel wire shop No. 1 resumed operation after a fire in November 2017. Next month the first batches will be shipped to the customers. The reconstruction and repair of the mill lasted for over 4 months. The capacity of the mill is…Details
In January-March Kazakhstan produced 63.2 billion tenge worth of iron ore, up by 0.8% YoY. Kostanay region saw the largest output (87.1%, or 55.1 billion tenge, down by 2.9%). It was followed by Karaganda region (10.4%, 6.6 billion tenge, up by 26.4%) and Akmola region (1.6%, 1 billion tenge, up by 41.8%). Processing industry saw…Details
Kolmar LLC has put into operation the Denisovskaya Processing Factory in Yakutia. According to the company CEO Artem Levin, the factory was constructed record-fast – it took less than a year from the start of the design work to the construction. This year the factory is expected to reach its full capacity of 6 million…Details
In January-March Raspadskaya sold 1.9 million tons of coal concentrate, up by 12% YoY and by 6% QoQ. Domestic sales accounted for 545 thousand tons and exports for 1.4 million tons. The sales price grew by 12% QoQ, with domestic prices up by 15%, and export prices by 13%. Coal output increased by 4% YoY…Details
Since April 20 the processing factories of Rusolovo have started operating in normal mode. This is the first time that the season starts so early. Prior to the official commissioning the factories were operating in the testing mode. The commissioning of the Solnechnaya factory was complicated by the problems with the frozen water pipeline. “The…Details
In January-March Norilsk Nickel produced 54 thousand tons of nickel, up by 1% YoY. The manufacture of the company own raw materials totaled 53 thousand tons, up by 8%. The increase has to do with the growth of converter matte processing. Copper output totaled 112 thousand tons, up by 18%. The manufacture of copper from…Details
Severstal has started manufacturing high-strength and wear-resistant steel grades. Their usage decreases the thickness of rolled metal used by increasing its strength, thus affecting the railroad cargo throughput. The company has also presented two-layer steel grades. “The Cherepovets Iron and Steel Works two-layer metal could replace foreign analogues on the Russian market, which the railroad…Details
The industrial port of Cherepovets Iron and Steel Works has started the 2018 navigation. The first vessels with metal will head to St Petersburg, Samara, Ulyanovsk, Taganrog and Nizhny Novgorod. The warehouses stock some 40 thousand tons of metal. The warehousing territory has been increased by one third. In 2017 the CherMK port throughput was…Details