Ukraine: Mirnogradugol miners stop operation

Miners of the state enterprise Mirnogradugol have stopped working because of the salary debts. In particular, the mine Kapitalnaya, which employs 3500 miners, stopped operating. According to Mikhail Volynets, the chairman of the Independent Miners Union of Ukraine, the wage debts at Mirnogradugol reach 90 million UAH. Later miners from the Central mine and the…

Russia: ferrous scrap exports up in May 2018

In May, according to customs statistics, Russia exported 619.4 thousand tons of ferrous scrap, up by 57.2% YoY.

In January-May scrap exports reached 2.3 million tons, up by 43.2% YoY. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Rosgeologia to look for gold in Magadan region

Rosgeologia will prospect for ore gold within the Deryas-Yuryaginskaya field.

The field is situated in Magadan region. The total size of the prospecting work is 69 square km.

The project is to be finished by 2021. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Gaysky GOK commissions floatation machine

Gaysky Mining and Processing Works has put into operation the floatation machine No. 17 in the floatation department of the processing factory.

The work to assemble the machine began earlier this year.

The modernization of the floatation department started in 2011. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Severstal Steel Ropes finishes another stage of modernized rope manufacture

Severstal Steel Ropes Volgogradskiy subsidiary has finished another stage of modernization, having commissioned the steel rope and stranding machine, as well as machinery to test ropes.

The first stage saw the assembly of the three drawing machines, extrusion line and the machine to produce large diameter steel ropes. (Ukrainian metal)

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…