Kazakhstan: KAZ Minerals copper output up in January-September 2018

In January-September KAZ Minerals increased raw copper output by 12% YoY, to 216.8 thousand tons.

According to the group statement, in Q3 output grew by 7% QoQ, to 77.2 thousand tons.

Zinc manufacture in 9 months decreased to 38.3 thousand tons from 45.8 thousand tons last year. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: scrap imports from Kazakhstan down in January-August 2018

In January-August Russia imported 358.7 thousand tons of ferrous metal scrap from Kazakhstan, down by 13.4% YoY.

According to the customs statistics, the average price was $266.4 per ton without VAT, up by 44.7%.

In 8 months the cost of scrap increased by 8.1%, to $94 million. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Sayanal turns 25

The foil-rolling works Sayanal (a part of Rusal) has celebrated its 25th anniversary. Since its opening the company has produced 780 thousand tons of various metal products. “25 year ago Sayanal manufactured its product – aluminum ingots with the width of 1350 mm and the thickness of 10 mm. Today we can produce aluminum foil…

Russia: Mechel-Koks modernizing gas pipeline

Mechel-Koks has started reconstructing the system of gas pipelines from coke-oven battery No. 7. The new machinery will help decrease air pollution when manufacturing coke. The work is expected to be completed in December. The cost of the project is 76 million rubles. The total amount of Mechel investments into Mechel-Koks since 2006 has reached…

Russia: SiGMA produces 87 kg of gold

Since the start of the commissioning of the gold-extracting factory at the Ozernovsky Mining and Processing Works, Siberian Mining and Metallurgical Alliance (SiGMA) has yielded 87 kg of gold. The lesser line with the capacity of 60 thousand tons of ore per year was commissioned in June. In the first year of operation it is…

Ukraine: rolled metal exports up in January-September 2018

In January-September Ukraine exported 11.22 million tons of rolled metal, up by 1.4% YoY.

Since the start of the year Ukraine has produced 13.83 million tons of rolled metal, up by 6% YoY.

Thus, 81.1% were exported.

Last year the share of rolled metal exported was 79.7%. (Ukrainian metal)

Uzbekistan: Turkish companies to develop gold deposits

Turkey’s Tasyapi company and the State Committee of Uzbekistan for Geology and Mineral Resources have signed an agreement on the development of two gold deposits in the Samarkand region. In accordance with the agreement, the parties will organize joint exploration and development of the Galabulak and Kushtepa fields. During four months, the Turkish company will…