Russia: aluminum exports up in May 2018

Russia’s aluminum exports almost tripled MoM, to 420,100 tons in May, the Federal Customs Service said. In monetary terms, aluminum exports grew 2.55-fold, to $751.6 million. In January-May the exports rose by 22.8%, to 1.337 million tons in volume terms and by 44.1%, to $2.482 billion in monetary terms. Copper exports grew by 25.9%, to…

Ukraine: terrorists claim having started operation at Khartsyzsk Works

The so-called Donetsk People’s Republic, a terrorist organization, created and supported by Russia, say they have resumed operation at Khartsyzsk Pipe Works. The company resumed operation after the Alchevsk Iron and Steel Works had started operating in full swing. The company is situated in the so-called Lugansk People’s Republic, another creation of Russia’s. Khartsyzsk Pipe…

Russia: coal output up in H1 2018

In January-June Russia mined 209.5 million tons of coal, up by 5.2% YoY. SUEK enterprises accounted for 55.54 million tons, up by 3.7%. Kuzbassrazrezugol mined 21.59 million tons, down by 5.35%. SDS-Ugol shipped 13.25 million tons from its license sites, up by 7.1%. Vostsibugol increased coal output by 11.2%, to 7.27 million tons. Yakutugol and…