Ukraine: UGOK output up in October 2019

In October Yuzhniy Mining and Processing Works increased concentrate output by 7% YoY, to 1009.4 thousand tons. At the same time sinter output dropped by 100%. In January-October UGK produced 9582.2 thousand tons of concentrate, up by 5.7% YoY, but sinter manufacture fell by 32.8%, to 945.8 thousand tons. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Rusal to suspend silicon manufacture

Rusal Kremniy-Ural intends to suspend the operation because of the unprofitability. “Under the stable trend of global silicon prices decrease, its manufacture in Russia becomes very unprofitable. That is why from December 1 we will suspend the manufacture of the silicon in the Urals until the prices are stabilized”, a Rusal representative noted. At present…