ASIAN NICKEL CONF: Philippines unlikely to fill nickel ore supply gap arising from Indonesia’s export ban, participants say

Among the hotly debated topics at Fastmarkets’ seventh annual Asian Nickel Conference in Jakarta, Indonesia, this week was whether or not increased nickel ore shipments from the Philippines would be able to offset the supply gap that will arise once Indonesia halts exports of the material from next year. The majority of conference delegates were…

Ukraine: Mariupol Ilyich and Azovstal pass SASO audit

Mariupol Ilyich Iron and Steel Works and Azovstal have successfully passed the SASO certification audits necessary to continue exporting metal to Saudi Arabia. The audit showed that the companies were controlling the quality when fulfilling orders. The SGS Ukraine representatives inspected the steel manufacture, as well as documents to produce metal and make samples. Metinvest…

Kazakhstan: Russia limiting coal exports to Ukraine

Coal industry of Kazakhstan is sustaining losses after Russia imposed limitations on the export of coal to Ukraine. According to the Association of mining and metallurgical enterprises, in June-September coalmining companies intended to ship 584.12 thousand tons of coal to Ukraine via Russia, but the Russian Ministry of Economic Development approved only 233.5 thousand tons.…

Russia: gold output up in H1 2019

In January-June Russia extracted 142.223 tons of gold, up by 11.41% YoY. The growth is due to the Natalkinskiy Mining and Processing Works in Magadan region reaching its design capacity. Petropavlovsk has commissioned its autoclave manufacture and until the end of the year intends to get 15.5 tons of gold. Russia is expected to produce…