The steel output of Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works (MMK) fell by 7.8% QoQ, to 3.112 million tons in October-December 2018, the company said in a statement. Cast iron output decreased by 2.4%, to 2.558 million tons. In 2018, the company’s steel output went down by 1.5%, to 12.664 million tons, and cast iron output…Details
Russia’s output of unrefined and semi-refined or powder platinum and platinum group metals decreased by 38.4% YoY and by 19.2% MoM in December 2018, the Federal State Statistics Service said in a statement without disclosing absolute figures. Silver output fell by 17.4% YoY and by 8.9% MoM. In 2018, the output of platinum and platinum…Details
Gold and silver prices increased in Azerbaijan. The price of gold grew by 0.663 manats, to 2,179.485 manats per ounce on January 25 compared to the price on January 24. The price of silver went up by 0.0467 manats, to 26.0987 manats per ounce. The price of platinum increased by 14.3225 manats, to 1,367.9475 manats.…Details
The state enterprise Ukrpromvneshexpertisa forecasts that in February ferrous scrap metal prices on the local market will drop by 3.4-16%, to 5.7-7.9 thousand UAH per ton. Until mid-February some drastic change of price is not expected, as rolled metal manufacturers will only begin testing opportunities to raise prices for their products. In March the increase…Details
In 2018 Zaporozhye Iron Ore Complex increased iron ore output by 1.2% YoY, to 4.5 million tons.
In December 2018 the company manufactured 380 thousand tons of ore.
Annual plan was fully met.
The same results were reached in 2017. (Ukrainian metal)
In 2018 Ukrainian by-product coke plants increased metallurgical coke (6% moisture) manufacture by 4.1% YoY, to 10.826 million tons. In December 2018 the output totaled 924 thousand tons of coke, up from 917 thousand tons in November 2018. In January this year the output decreased somewhat due to the drop in orders. But all the…Details
In 2018 Vostochniy Mining and Processing Works increased uranium oxide concentrate manufacture by 41.1% YoY, to 1.179 thousand tons.
December 2018 saw the maximum monthly output last year – 199.8 tons.
In 2017 VostGOK decreased output by 16.8% YoY, to 836.1 tons. (Ukrainian metal)
In 2018 Severstal – Bar Works Balakovo produced 904 thousand tons of steel, up by 15.5% YoY. Bars output grew by 19.8%, to 807 thousand tons. Last year the company sold 804 thousand tons of metal, up by 19%. 96% of the products were sold domestically. Since its commissioning the works has produced and sold…Details
Karabashmed has started disassembling the first of its three outdated converters in the metal shop. All the three converters are expected to have been decommissioned by H2. Instead of the outdated machinery Karabashmed has already assembled three new Kumera converters with dust caps with the volume of 150 tons. Two converters have already been put…Details
In 2018 Russia produced 4.8 million tons of metal structures, down by 1.5% YoY.
According to the Federal Service of State Statistics, in December 2018 output grew by 9% YoY and by 12% MoM. (Ukrainian metal)
According to preliminary estimates, in 2018 Kamchatka region extracted 5432,2 kg of gold, down by 20% YoY. Ore gold accounted for 5386 kg, down by 20%, and the rest (4.61 kg) for alluvial gold (down by 74%). Silver output decreased by 8.6%, to 16.2 tons. 10 companies were developing gold and silver deposits last year.…Details
Kazakhstan exported 14,200 tons of uranium in January-September 2018 valued at $699.1 million. Thus, uranium exports in physical terms decreased by 18.8%, and in money by 17% YoY due to a drop in demand on the market of uranium products. The largest supplies of uranium were sent to China (57% of total exports, 8,000 tons,…Details
In 2018 Izhstal mastered the manufacture of 36 new products. The portfolio of high margin products was expanded with three types of calibrated and two types of turned rolled metal. The bar-wire mill-250 started producing 9 types and sizes of hot-rolled metal of heat-resistant and stainless steel grades. The company also started manufacturing 9 steel…Details
Taganrog Iron and Steel Works has received a certificate of correspondence of its quality management system to IATF 16949:2016.
It will allow the company to supply continuous cast billet of carbon and alloyed steel to the car parts manufacturers abroad.
The company has been preparing for the audit for 2 years. (Ukrainian metal)
In 2018 Yakovlevsky Mining and Processing Works increased ore mining by 41% YoY, to 1.239 million tons. “The increase is partly due to the expansion of the mining machinery fleet. Last year under the investment program of 1.374 billion rubles we purchased 35 new machines”, the company director Yegor Renyov said. 8 new Caterpillar loaders,…Details
In 2018 Nadezhdinsky Iron and Steel Works produced 0.56 million tons of rolled metal and calibrated steel, up by 4% YoY.
The annual target was exceeded by 20 thousand tons.
The company is one of the three largest suppliers of calibrated rolled metal and is in top-10 manufacturer of bars in Russia. (Ukrainian metal)
In November 2018 Russia imported 33.5 thousand tons of flat galvanized metal, down by 25.6% YoY. According to the customs statistics, in January-November 2018 imports fell by 10.3%, to 629.3 thousand tons. The main supplier was Kazakhstan – 280 thousand tons, down by 7.6% YoY. The average price was $759 per ton without VAT. It…Details
In November 2018 Russia imported 18 thousand tons of flat galvanized rolled metal with polymer coating, down by 11.3% YoY. According to the customs statistics, in January-November 2018 imports fell by 27.4%, to 348.6 thousand tons. China is the main supplier – 149 thousand tons, down by 45.2%. Average price was $895.2 per ton without…Details
Dneprovsky Iron and Steel Combine intends to start a large-scale project to reconstruct its sintering factory to decrease air pollution. “We are starting designing gas-purification systems. We will need 2-3 years to complete the project. We are not the pioneers in the field. We have an example – Zaporizhstal. They were able to decrease dust…Details
Energomashspetsstal has won a tender to produce and supply rolls to ArcelorMittal Temirtau, Kazakhstan. According to the agreement, the company will supply 786 tons of supporting rolls for the cold- and hot-rolling mills. The rolls have to be shipped in H2. The companies have been cooperating since 2010. In January EMSS has signed an agreement…Details
In 2018 KAZ Minerals increased copper output by 14% YoY, to 294.7 thousand tons, mostly due to the high production at Aktogai. Gold manufacture increased to 183.4 thousand ounces from 178.7 thousand ounces. Silver output was 3.511 million ounces (3.506 million ounces). The annual target was 3 million ounces. The manufacture of zinc concentrate (49.7…Details
In 2018 Vorkutaugol, one of the largest coal miners in Russia, extracted 9.6 million tons of rock (8.6 million tons in 2017). The volume of underground construction grew by 47.5%, to 9.8 km. Factories processed 7.9 million tons of coal, up by 5%. Concentrate output grew by 3%, to 3.4 million tons. The enterprise also…Details
In 2018 Tulachermet produced 2.342 million tons of pig iron, up by 2.95% YoY. This is also the highest result operating only 2 blast furnaces. Sinter manufacture exceeded the annual target by 2.7%, to 3.02 million tons. The usage of metallurgical coke was record low at 51.9 kg per ton of pig iron, down by…Details
In 2018 Bashkirskaya Med LLC mined 879 thousand tons of copper ore, up by 40% from the target.
Factories processed 1.181 million tons of ore, producing 68.844 thousand tons of copper concentrate (11.944 thousand tons of copper).
Zinc concentrate output was 11.734 thousand tons (4.943 thousand tons of zinc). (Ukrainian metal)