Russia: Q1 2018 NLMK group results

In Q1 steel output at NLMK totaled 4.33 million tons, flat QoQ, but up by 3% YoY.

Capacity utilization rate grew by 3%, to 99%.

Group sales in Q1 totaled 4.15 million tons, up by 13% YoY, but down by 5% QoQ. (NLMK/Ukrainian metal)

Russia: NLMK – monoexporter in Lipetsk region

According to the Lipetsk region customs office, in January-February exports increased by 19.5% YoY, to $781.3 million. Foreign trade turnover exceeded $893 million. In the export structure NLMK ferrous metals account for 94.9%. Far foreign countries account for 94.1% of the total foreign trade turnover ($840.7 million). The main trade partners of the Lipetsk region…

Russia: NLMK to increase Lipetsk site capacities

NLMK intends to increase its galvanized and polymer-coated rolled metal capacities at the Lipetsk site by constructing the continuous hot dip galvanizing line No. 5 and polymer-coating machine No. 4. The former will produce 450 thousand tons of rolled metal with the thickness of 0.3-2.5 mm and the width of 700-1550 mm per year, while…

Russia: Grigory Fedorishin elected President of NLMK

Shareholders of NLMK Group at its Extraordinary General Meeting held on March 12 voted to elect Grigory Fedorishin as the Group’s President and Chief Executive Officer (Chairman of the Management Board) for the period until June 8. Previously, NLMK Board of Directors resolved to convene the Annual General Shareholders’ Meeting on June 8, and also…

Russia: results of NLMK Strategy 2017

Strategy 2017 target of $1 billion annual EBITDA gains has been achieved – Strategy 2017 delivered structural annual EBITDA gain of $1,019 million. Management initiatives contributed around $740 million (over 70%) to the result. The company expects additional gains of around $160 million in 2018 generated by recently completed investment projects. Full self-sufficiency in iron…

Russia: NLMK IFRS net profit up in 2017

The net profit of Russian steelmaker NLMK jumped by 55% YoY, to $1.45 billion in 2017, as calculated under International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), the company said in a statement on February 20. Revenue grew by 32%, to $10.065 billion due to an increase in average prices for metals products, a growth of sales volumes,…

Russia: NLMK market share stable

In 2017 hot-rolled metal consumption in Russia totaled 8.96 million tons. NLMK share was 17.5%. According to the group regional sales director Vladislav Ovchinnikov, in cold-rolled sheet NLMK share was 35.8% out of 3.26 million tons consumed, galvanized metal – 20.8% (3.04 million tons), and polymer-coated metal – 20.9% (1.88 million tons). On the bars…

Russia: NLMK Board approves CEO candidate

At a meeting held on February 13, NLMK’s Board of Directors considered the nomination for the position of the company president (CEO) (Chairman of the Management Board) submitted by its majority shareholder. Grigory Fedorishin, who currently holds the position of Senior Vice President of NLMK, was approved as the top candidate to be voted on…

Russia: NLMK the main exporter of Lipetsk region

In 2017 Lipetsk region exports grew by 41.6% YoY, to $3977.6 million.

The main partners of the region were Turkey, Mexico, Belgium and Denmark.

At the same time Novolipetsk Iron and Steel Works provided the lion’s share of all exports – 95.5%. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: NLMK-Kaluga energy consumption down

NLMK-Kaluga has finished the lighting modernization project. The project improved labor conditions and decreased electricity consumption 3-fold. The project began in 2016. The assembly of the new equipment was carried out in H2 2017. Investments totaled 39 million rubles. Some 2117 lambs were replaced, decreasing electricity consumption from 9.9 million kW-h per year to 2.8…

Russia: Mikhail Arkhipov appointed NLMK Group VP of HR and Management System

NLMK Group, an international steelmaking company, has appointed Mikhail Arkhipov Vice President for Human Resources and Management System effective as of January 10. Arkhipov will coordinate HR management practices across all production sites of NLMK Group; ensure service support to business and further development of human capital management systems. The new VP will also promote…

Russia: NLMK Group increases iron ore fines output

NLMK Group, an international steelmaking company with operations in Russia, the USA, and the European Union, has commissioned four more high-pressure grinding roll (HPGR) units, boosting productivity of Stoilensky’s Beneficiation Plant by 0.8 million tons of iron ore concentrate, to 17.4 million tons per year. As a result, Stoilensky has now covered 100% of the…