Russia: coal mining in Chukotka up in January-April 2018

In January-April Chukotka Autonomous District mined 225.8 thousand tons of coal, up by 13.2% YoY.

Beringpromugol and Ugolnaya Mine are the main coalmining companies in the region.

In particular, this year Beringpromugol intends to mine 600 thousand tons of coal.

Last year the region yielded 445.3 thousand tons of coal. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Neva-Metal throughput down in January-April 2018

In January-April Neva-Metal, a part of the Severstal transport segment, handled 1.042 million tons of metal, down by 3% YoY.

According to the company statement, its container throughput totaled 22 thousand TEUs.

In 2017 the company handled 3.1 million tons of metal. (Ukrainian metal)

Latvia: British Steel interested in Liepājas metalurgs’ recovery, not asset purchase

The consortium consisting of British Steel, Greybull Capital and Estonian Baltic Metal Holding is interested in KVV Liepājas metalurgs’ recovery, not the purchase of its assets, says Greybull Capital partner Daniel Goldstein. He refused to go into detail as to why the consortium exited from last year’s KVV Liepājas metalurgs sale process. He did say…

Ukraine: situation with scrap supplies worsening

According to Victor Galasyuk, the chairman of the Verkhovna Rada committee on industrial policy, the situation with the provision of domestic metal companies with scrap is worsening, and immediate reaction of authorities is required. He reminded that in order to provide the stable operation of Ukrainian metal industry the Verkhovna Rada had increased the scrap…

Ukraine: miner perishes at Mirnogradugol

A 30-years old miner perished at the depth of 622 meters in the Centralnaya mine of the state enterprise Mirnogradugol.

“He went into the mine, where a rock cave-in later occurred. The miner fell from the anchoring and into the shaft”, the Donetsk region prosecutor’s office reports.

The police are investigating the accident. (Ukrainian metal)

Kazakhstan: gold output up in January-April 2018

The gross output of raw and semi-processed gold in the powder form reached 28,848 kg in January-April, up by 8.4% YoY.

The overall output of raw and semi-processed silver in the powder form amounted to 334,194 kg, down by 6.5% YoY, the Statistics Committee of the Kazakh National Economy Ministry reports. (Kazinform/Ukrainian metal)