Russia: jewelry industry’s gold and silver consumption down in January-September 2019

Gold consumption by Russia’s jewelry industry fell by 0.24% YoY, to 25.002 tons, or 803,800 ounces, in January-September, a representative for the Assay Chamber of Russia reported. The industry’s silver consumption decreased by 2.61%, to 80.374 toes, or 2.584 million ounces, in the period. Russia’s gold jewelry production fell to 22.39 million items with a…

Tajikistan: Talco decreases output forecast

Talco has decreased the output growth forecast this year from 20% to 5% because of problems with raw materials supplies and the drop in prices. Last year the company produced 95.8 thousand tons of aluminum. China Machinery Engineering Corp. intends to finance the modernization of the works valued at $545 million. The project presupposes the…