Russia: lithium consumption low

According to VIAM CEO Yevgeniy Kablov, Russia experiences the problem of the lithium manufacture. The only lithium manufacturer in Russia is the Novosibirsk Works of Chemical Concentrates (NZKH), which supplies lithium both to the domestic customers and abroad. The enterprise started manufacturing lithium in 1960s. But Russia has no developed raw materials base to produce…

Ukraine: miners block Lviv road to border

Some 50 miners blocked the international road in Lviv region demanding their salary debts to be cleared. Lvivugol miners also came to the Lviv regional state administration to rule out all the issues of the salary. They met with the first deputy chairman Rostislav Zamlinsky. During the negotiations, the minister of energy and coal industry…

Ukraine: EMSS to supply spare parts for press machinery to Presezzi Extrusion

In June Energomashspetsstal concluded a new deal with Presezzi Extrusion S.P.A. (Italy), producer of various aluminum, copper and brass semi-finished products manufacturing machines. According to the agreement, EMSS will produce and deliver three bulk parts: a cylinder, a walking beam and a liner base. The products will be used in specialized press machinery. The spare…

Russia: coal output in Yakutia up in January-May 2018

In January-May the coal enterprises of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) mined 8.46 million tons of coal, up by 4% YoY.

At the same time the target was 9.09 million tons.

This year Yakutia intends to mine 18 million tons of coal. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: Interpipe NTZ chairman fired

The supervisory board of Interpipe NTZ has relieved the chairman of the board Yevgeniy Kopayev of his duties at his request. At present the acting chairman is Sergey Kostenko, the chief engineer of the company. Kopayev’s office ended on June 27. Kostenko has been appointed from June 28. Yevgeniy Kopayev has been the acting chairman…

Ukraine: state mine on strike

Employees of the state Novovolynskaya-10 mine refused to return to the surface as a sign of protest against the non-payment of wages. “The miners of the first shift remained underground. Later their colleagues of the second shift joined them. All in all there are 47 people underground now”, Mikhail Volynets, chairman of the Independent Miners…

Ukraine: motorman dies at DTEK mine

A motorman died at the Novodonetskaya mine in the city of Belozerskoye of Donetsk region. According to the chairman of the Independent Miners Union of Ukraine Mikhail Volynets, the man suffered an electric shock. “July has begun with the fatal accident. On July 1 the motorman at the DTEK Novodonetskaya mine died,” he commented. (Ukrainian…

Russia: ferrous metals scrap imports from Kazakhstan down in April 2018

In April, according to the customs statistics, Russia imported 35.2 thousand tons of ferrous metals scrap from Kazakhstan.

This is more than was imported in March 1.8-fold, but lower by 23% YoY.

In January-April scrap imports reached 94 thousand tons, down by 46% YoY. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: copper exports growing

In January-April Russia exported 281.9 thousand tons of copper valued at $1922 million, up by 16.9% and by 43.1% YoY respectively.

Primary copper accounts for 80% of deliveries.

In April the average price was $6766 per ton, up by 24% YoY.

Copper wire rod price was $6558 per ton, up by 21.6%. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: nickel exports revenue up in January-April 2018

In January-April Russia exported 44.6 thousand tons of raw nickel valued at $598 million, down by 7.2%, but up by 29.4% YoY.

This is the lowest result in the past 10 years volume-wise.

In April the average price was $13920 per ton, up by 4.3% MoM and by 50.3% YoY. (Ukrainian metal)