Belarus: BelAZ to create robot system for open pit mining

The Belarusian heavy vehicles manufacturer BelAZ, VIST Group, and Region 24 have signed a trilateral agreement on creating a robot system for mining operations. The document was signed during the international trade fair Innoprom 2018 in Yekaterinburg, Sverdlovsk region, Russia, BelAZ representatives reported. BelAZ specialists are hard at work creating new mining vehicles to meet…

Russia: ZEMZ finishes H1 2018 with positive dynamics

In January-June ZEMZ stocked 17.345 thousand tons of metal, up from 14.4 thousand tons in H1 2017.

The trend to increase output was seen in January, and from April they increased by a third.

In June ZEMZ stocked 3095 tons of metal. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Rusal reports exports growth despite US sanctions

In June Rusal Russian works increased exports by 49% MoM.

Thus, 294 thousand tons of aluminum were exported against 197 thousand tons in May.

In January-June aluminum exports dropped by 9% YoY, to 1.27 million tons.

Last year Rusal sold 3.95 million tons of aluminum, with Europe accounting for 42%. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: ferroalloys export-import in H1 2018

In January-June Ukraine exported 471.551 thousand tons of ferroalloys, up by 3.8% YoY. According to the customs statistics, the export revenue increased by 1.6%, to $538.736 million, The main importers of Ukrainian ferroalloys were Turkey (16.94%), Italy (16.2%) and the Netherlands (12.39%). In 6 months Ukraine imported 26.92 thousand tons of ferroalloys valued at $78.009…

Russia: MMK sales down in June 2018

In June MMK sold 768 thousand tons of metal via railroad, down by 13.8% YoY. In Q2 sales decreased on average by 16.7% a month. In January-June MMK sold 5.21 million tons of metal via railroad, up by 0.1% YoY. Sales to domestic customers increased by 11.5%, to 3.41 million tons, while exports dropped by…

Russia: Priisk Solovievskiy gold output down in H1 2018

In January-June Priisk Solovievskiy extracted 1068 kg of gold, down by 3.4% YoY.

569 kg accounted for alluvial gold sites, where work is carried out from May till October.

The rest (499 kg) was obtained from the Solovievskiy gold ore deposits.

In 2017 the company obtained 3127 kg of gold. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Seligdar gold output up in H1 2018

In January-June Seligdar increased rock transportation by 15% YoY, to 10 million cubic meters.

Rock mining grew by 56%, to 5.8 million tons.

Gold output increased by 39%, to 1327 kg.

Nizhneyakokitsky Works demonstrated the best results having obtained 600.1 kg of gold.

This year Seligdar intends to mine 6 tons of gold. (Ukrainian metal)