Russia: Nordgold gold output up in Q3 2019

The gold output of the gold mining company Nordgold, controlled by the Russian businessman Alexei Mordashov, rose by 12% QoQ, to 288,900 ounces in July-September, the company said in a statement on November 13. The average price of gold sales increased by 12%, to $1,474 per ounce in the period. In January-September the company’s gold…

Russia: Novaya Zemlya mining project port construction approved

Glavgosexpertiza (Russia’s Main Department of State Expertise) experts have considered and approved the design documentation and engineering survey findings under the project on construction of a port on the Yuzhniy Island of the Novaya Zemlya Archipelago (Arkhangelsk region) as infrastructure of Pavlovskoye Lead and Zinc Deposit. Pavlovskoye Lead and Zinc Deposit discovered in late 1990s…

Russia: TMK to supply continuous cast billets to Kazakhstan

Pipe Metal Company and Prommashkomplekt LLC, manufacturer of products for railroad, have signed an agreement on the delivery of continuous cast pipe billets. The document was signed by TMK deputy CEO Sergey Marchenko and Prommashkomplekt commercial director Dmitriy Karakulov. According to the contract, TMK will annually supply Prommashkomplekt with up to 65 thousand tons of…

Ukraine: EMSS ships 600 tons of metal products to ArcelorMittal in October 2019

In October Energomashspetsstal shipped 600 tons of metal products to ArcelorMittal enterprises. Large batches of rolls have been sent to iron and steel works in Germany, Belgium, France, Italy, Spain and Kazakhstan. In particular, 10 supporting rolls for hot- and cold-rolling mills have been supplied to AМ Bremen, AМ Espana, AМ Eisenhuttenstadt, AМ Italia, AM…

Russia: non-ferrous metals transportation by East-Siberian Railroad up in January-October 2019

In January-October the East-Siberian Railroad transported 287.1 thousand containers (TEU), up by 13.6% YoY. Domestic transportation accounted for 69 thousand containers, up by 5%, transit – 17.3 thousand, down by 18.4%, exports – 156.7 thousand, up by 8%, and imports – 44 thousand containers, up by 113.7%. In particular transportation of non-ferrous metals grew by…

Russia: MMK expects domestic sales increase

This year MMK intends to increase sales on domestic market by 5% YoY, to 8.1 million tons. Despite the drop of prices, the Russian market has demonstrated a better price dynamics compared with foreign markets. “Due to the dynamic demand growth and drop of imports, the balance of demand and supply has improved on the…

Ukraine: Lugansk miners start striking

At the Gornaya mine in Lugansk region the miners have decided not to return to the surface after their shift. Thus they have held a protest underground against not receiving salary. The chairman of the Lugansk civilian-military administration Sergey Gayday has promised to pay the salary until November 15. But the miners no longer believe…