Russia: Seligdar gold output up in 2018

This year Seligdar has extracted 6 tons of gold, up by 30% YoY. “The considerable growth of the gold-extracting division was the result of the holding investments in the development of capacities”, Seligdar president Konstantin Beirit declared. The long-term strategy adopted in 2018 presupposes reaching the annual output of 10 tons of gold in 7…

Russia: Evraz and VEB.RF to create JV over Sibuglemet

Russian state development corporation VEB.RF and mining giant Evraz may create a joint venture basing on coal producer Sibuglemet. VEB.RF may contribute Sibuglemet to the joint venture to get a 25% stake, while Evraz may obtain a 75% stake after contributing coal producers Yuzhkuzbassugol, Raspadskaya, and Mezhegeiugol. According to a source familiar with a top…

Russia: tin to be mined in Yakutia

The manufacture of tin concentrate in Yakutia will have reached 5.5 thousand tons by 2032. The government of the region intends to restore tin industry by developing tin deposits and commissioning the Tirekhtyakh alluvial site and Deputatskoye deposits. Yanolovo, the developer of the Tirekhtyakh, is negotiating investments with China. The site reserves are 68.4 thousand…

Russia: Fitch improves Polyus ratings

Fitch Ratings has improved the long-term ratings of Polyus from BB- to BB with stable outlook.

The improvement reflects strong operational results of Polyus, the decrease of the debt level and improved possibilities to generate money flow.

The company has also noted Polyus output level and the resource base. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: 1.3 thousand tons of pipes sold to US in October 2018

According to the Department of Trade, in October US imported 28 thousand tons of construction pipes, up by 8.2% MoM, but down by 55.4% YoY.

Ukraine supplied 1300 tons of pipes.

Other sellers were Canada (16 thousand tons), Mexico (4800 tons), South Korea (1600 tons) and Taiwan (1100 tons). (Ukrainian metal)