Ukraine: pellets exports in January-November 2018

In January-November Ferrexpo exported 9.36 million tons of iron ore pellets. In particular, its Poltava GOK exported 7 million tons of pellets, and Yeristovo GOK – 2.36 million tons. Karelsky Okatysh (Russia) exported 4.958 million tons of pellets. Metinvest exported 4.894 million tons, including 2.074 million tons from Central GOK and 2.82 million tons from…

Russia: Metalloinvest rating confirmed

The Expert RA rating agency has confirmed Metalloinvest rating at the ruAA- level with positive outlook. The analysts have positively estimated the financial and operational results of the group in 9 months of 2018, including its vertical integration, high added value output growth and prime cost level control. The increase in profitability and optimization of…

Russia: Rusolovo tin output up in 2018

In 2018 Rusolovo produced 1.5 thousand tons of tin concentrate at its deposits in Khabarovsk region. The output grew by 50% YoY. In 2019 it is expected to increase manufacture to 2 thousand tons. By late 2022 Rusolovo plans to have commissioned a mining and processing works at the Pravourminskoye deposits, increasing tin concentrate output…

Russia: rebars to get new GOST

From January 1, 2019 a new GOST 34028-2015 “Reinforcement bars for ferroconcrete structures. Technical conditions” will come into effect. The standard covers various rebars of A240, A400, A500 and A600 classes, as well as Ap600, A800 and A1000. Such rebars are made of alloyed and non-alloyed steel. At the same time GOST 5781-82, GOST 10884-94…