Ukraine: coal imports up in January-August 2018

In January-August Ukraine imported 14.164 million tons of coal, up by 26.3% YoY, valued at $1.976 billion, up by 17.3%. According to the State Fiscal Service, Russia supplied $1.238 billion worth of coal (62.67%), USA – $600.05 million (30.36%), Canada – $86.93 million (4.4%) and other countries – $50.84 million (2.57%). In 8 months Ukraine…

Russia: gold output in January-July 2018 up in Yakutia

In January-July the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) extracted 12483.9 kg of gold and 57460 kg of silver.

Gold output increased by 12.5% YoY.

This year Yakutia intends to extract 24.5 tons of gold. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: coal output to increase

By 2025 coal enterprises have to reach the annual output of 560 million tons, up from the forecast volume of 460 million tons. According to the minister of energy Alexander Novak, this goal could be reached with some 1 trillion rubles of private investments. The Ministry of Energy believes that due to this Russia will…

Ukraine: IndustriALL Global Union and management of ArcelorMittal plants meet

Chief Executive Officer of ArcelorMittal plants in Ukraine and Kazakhstan Paramjit Kahlon met for the first time the representatives of global trade union federation (IndustriALL Global Union) in Kyiv. The meeting was held with participation of main trade unions of Kazakh and Ukrainian plants of the group. IndustriALL Global Union / FES unites the trade…

Armenia: 10 out of 27 mines have violations

Out of 27 operating mines in Armenia at 10 violations have been spotted.

The main violations concerned tax obligations.

To remove violations the mines are given 90 days.

If violations are not removed, the mines licenses will be cancelled. (Ukrainian metal)