Russia: Izhstal exports up in H1 2018

In January-June Izhstal exported 31 thousand tons of metal, up 2.2-fold YoY. The share of exports in the overall output reached 14%. Belarus is one of the main export markets for the company. In 6 months exports there grew by 63% YoY. In particular, deliveries to the Minsk Tractor Works increased by 40%. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Raspadskaya output down in Q2 2018

In April-June Raspadskaya, one of the Russia’s largest coking coal manufacturers, decreased output by 19% QoQ, to 2.43 million tons. June output dropped because of the decrease of operating long faces from 3 to 2. Moreover, in May the mine had to stop operation to improve industrial safety. “In H2 Raspadskaya mine will resume operation…