Kazakhstan: copper ore mining up in 2018

Over the past year, mining of copper ore rose by 8.2% YoY, to 103.2 million tons. The country produced 12.9 million tons of copper concentrates (+15.7%), 4.8 million tons of copper-zinc ores (-4.2%), and 580.6 thousand tons of copper in copper concentrate (+15.5%). The main copper ore miners are East Kazakhstan (37% of the total…

Russia: copper exports up in January-November 2018

In January-November 2019 Russia exported 758.5 thousand tons of primary copper valued at $4830 million, up by 12.7% and by 19.3% YoY respectively.

In November 2018 the price of primary copper was $5957 per ton, down by 9.2% YoY.

The price of copper wire rod (wire) was $6083 per ton. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Mechel launches steel trade online store

Mechel reports launching an online store to market the company’s rolls. Mechel Service LLC’s online store offers a wide range of rolls, including over 40,000 articles in 49 categories such as flat and section rolls, pipes, hot- and cold-rolled products, hardware, stainless rolls and others. The store’s website is www.mechelservice.ru. The website also shows updated…

Russia: MMK output down in Q4 2018

The steel output of Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works (MMK) fell by 7.8% QoQ, to 3.112 million tons in October-December 2018, the company said in a statement. Cast iron output decreased by 2.4%, to 2.558 million tons. In 2018, the company’s steel output went down by 1.5%, to 12.664 million tons, and cast iron output…

Russia: platinum output down in December 2018

Russia’s output of unrefined and semi-refined or powder platinum and platinum group metals decreased by 38.4% YoY and by 19.2% MoM in December 2018, the Federal State Statistics Service said in a statement without disclosing absolute figures. Silver output fell by 17.4% YoY and by 8.9% MoM. In 2018, the output of platinum and platinum…

Ukraine: scrap prices to drop in February 2019

The state enterprise Ukrpromvneshexpertisa forecasts that in February ferrous scrap metal prices on the local market will drop by 3.4-16%, to 5.7-7.9 thousand UAH per ton. Until mid-February some drastic change of price is not expected, as rolled metal manufacturers will only begin testing opportunities to raise prices for their products. In March the increase…

Ukraine: ZZhRK output up in 2018

In 2018 Zaporozhye Iron Ore Complex increased iron ore output by 1.2% YoY, to 4.5 million tons.

In December 2018 the company manufactured 380 thousand tons of ore.

Annual plan was fully met.

The same results were reached in 2017. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: VostGOK uranium concentrate output up in 2018

In 2018 Vostochniy Mining and Processing Works increased uranium oxide concentrate manufacture by 41.1% YoY, to 1.179 thousand tons.

December 2018 saw the maximum monthly output last year – 199.8 tons.

In 2017 VostGOK decreased output by 16.8% YoY, to 836.1 tons. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: metal structure output down in 2018

In 2018 Russia produced 4.8 million tons of metal structures, down by 1.5% YoY.

According to the Federal Service of State Statistics, in December 2018 output grew by 9% YoY and by 12% MoM. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Tagmet to supply metal to foreign car manufacturers

Taganrog Iron and Steel Works has received a certificate of correspondence of its quality management system to IATF 16949:2016.

It will allow the company to supply continuous cast billet of carbon and alloyed steel to the car parts manufacturers abroad.

The company has been preparing for the audit for 2 years. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Nadezhdinsky Works output up in 2018

In 2018 Nadezhdinsky Iron and Steel Works produced 0.56 million tons of rolled metal and calibrated steel, up by 4% YoY.

The annual target was exceeded by 20 thousand tons.

The company is one of the three largest suppliers of calibrated rolled metal and is in top-10 manufacturer of bars in Russia. (Ukrainian metal)