Kazakhstan: KAZ Minerals output up in 2018

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…

Russia: Vorkutaugol output up in 2018

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…

Russia: Bashkirskaya Med output up in 2018

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)

Russia: Petropavlovsk gold output down in 2018

In 2018 Petropavlovsk plc decreased gold output by 3.9% YoY, to 422.3 thousand ounces.

This year the company expects to produce 450-500 thousand ounces.

Petropavlovsk is among 5 largest gold producers in Russia. Its main assets are in Amur region: Pokrovsky mine, Pioner, Malomyr and Albyn. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: metal output in 2018

In 2018 Russia produced 61.6 million tons of rolled metal, up by 1.9% YoY. In December 2018 output dropped by 1.2% YoY, but grew by 6.8% MoM. According to the Federal Service of State Statistics, pig iron manufacture fell by 0.6% YoY, to 51.8 million tons. December 2018 saw the increase in output by 2.6%…

Ukraine: Tolkachevsky GOK to sell 124 million UAH worth of quartzite

Zaporozhye Ferro Alloys Plant and Nikopol Ferroalloy Plant have concluded agreements with Tolkachevsky Mining and Processing Works for the delivery of quartzite valued at 46 million UAH each.

TGOK will also supply quartzite to Sentoza LLC for 32.7 million UAH.

Combined the enterprise will sell 124.7 million UAH worth of raw materials. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: Sukhaya Balka output up in 2018

In 2018 Sukhaya Balka increased iron ore output by 8.4% YoY, to 2.725 million tons.

In December 2018 the enterprise produced 238 thousand tons of ore.

In 2017 the output dropped by 2% YoY, to 2.513 million tons. (Ukrainian metal)

Kazakhstan: gold output up in 2018

In 2018 Kazakhstan produced 97.429 tons of gold, up by 14.2% YoY.

According to the Statistics Committee of the Ministry of the National Economy, silver output dropped by 8.6%, to 968.941 tons. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: pipe exports up in 2018

In 2018 steel pipe exports grew by 29.9% YoY, to $737.852 million, while imports – by 50.5%, to $181.471 million. According to the State Fiscal Service, in December 2018 pipe exports dropped by 1.1% YoY, to $56.405 million, while imports increased by 47.4%, to $19.572 million. US were the largest importer of steel pipes in…

Russia: gold output up in 2018

Russian gold production rose by 1.8% YoY in 2018, the Federal State Statistics Service said.

In December 2018, gold production decreased by 0.5% YoY and by 2.1% MoM.

No absolute figures were disclosed. (Prime/Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: metal companies waiting for Russian and Chinese galvanized metal duties

Ukrainian galvanized metal manufacturers have been harmed by the increase in imports from China and Russia. According to Metinvest Holding marketing director Roman Kurashev, unless state authorities take measures, the situation could worsen. “Following the protective measures taken by Europe, US, Canada and Turkey, we expect a considerable increase of imports from China and Russia,…