Kazakhstan: gold output up in January-August 2018

In January-August Kazakhstan’s production of raw gold and semi-processed gold, or in powder form, increased by 11.6% YoY, to 62,251 kg, the Statistics Committee of the Kazakh Ministry of National Economy reported. In the accounting period, the production of raw silver and semi-processed silver, or in powder form, reached 638,640 kg, down by 11%. (Kazinform/Ukrainian…

Russia: gold mine collapses in Chelyabinsk region

The Tsentralnaya gold mine in Chelyabinsk Region operated by gold producer UGC, also known as Uzhuralzoloto, collapsed on September 19, killing one person, a spokesperson for the Emergency Ministry’s local branch reported.

The mine collapsed at the depth of 820 meters, when two people were working there.

Reasons are currently being investigated. (Prime/Ukrainian metal)

Kazakhstan: steel pipes exports to Russia up in January-July 2018

In January-July Kazakhstan exported 99.6 thousand tons of steel pipes to Russia, up by 102.2% YoY.

This is also just 9% below the whole last year result.

According to the customs statistics, deliveries from Kazakhstan account for 31.4% of all the Russian steel pipe imports. (Ukrainian metal)

Kyrgyzstan: production at Makmal stopped

Production of gold at Makmal field in Jalal-Abad region has been suspended, the First Deputy Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Kubatbek Boronov declared. The press service of Kyrgyzaltyn OJSC confirmed the information. The gold recovery plant has suspended its work since September 1. The mineral resource base of the mine is completely depleted, so further work…

Kazakhstan: ore output up in January-August 2018

In January-August Kazakhstan mined 28.21 million tons of iron ore, up by 9.7% YoY.

According to the Statistics committee of the Ministry of National Economy, copper ore output totaled 68.16 million tons, up by 4.6%, gold-bearing ore – 13.789 million tons, up by 6.8%, and chromium concentrate – 3.24 million tons (+6.2%). (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: Heavy Weight Pipe Works sells 117 million UAH worth of pipes to Ukrgazodobycha

Ukrgazodobycha has concluded a contract with the Heavy Weight Drilling Pipes and Kellies Works on the purchase of pipes valued at 117.15 million UAH. Until April 2019 the company has to supply 1226 heavy weight drilling pipes and kellies of its own production according to TU 26-12-775-90. The price was 3% below the expected cost…