Ukraine: nickel ore imports up in January-July 2018

Ukraine’s imports of nickel ore and concentrate in January-July increased by 13.4% YoY, 891,670 metric tons from 786,140 metric tons, the State Customs Service said. The value of imports of nickel ore and concentrate rose to $43.6 million from $38.4 million in January-July 2017, S&P Global Platts said. Over January through June, Ukraine received 71%…

Ukraine: nickel ore and concentrate imports up in January-July 2018

In January-July Ukraine imported 891.674 thousand tons of nickel ore and concentrate valued at $43.582 million, up by 13.4% and by 13.5% YoY respectively.

According to the State Fiscal Service, the main suppliers were Guatemala (71.01%) and Indonesia (28.99%).

In 7 months Ukraine neither exported nor re-exported nickel ore and concentrate. (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)

Russia: nickel exports down in Q1 2018

In January-March Russia exported 33.7 thousand tons of raw nickel valued at $444 million, down by 11.3%, but up by 20.4% YoY respectively.

In March average price was $13216 per ton FOB Russian border, down by 1.9% MoM, but up by 32.5% YoY. (Ukrainian metal)

Kazakhstan: BAST to increase Maksut capacities

BAST intends to increase copper-nickel ore processing capacities at the Maksut deposits 3.5-fold, to 1.4 million tons per year. Additional capacities of 1 million tons will be constructed in 2019. BAST is negotiating the cooperation with a major trading company, specializing in metals. Their investments could amount to $8-10 million. This year BAST will process…

Russia: Voronezh region has 10% of nickel ores

The nickel deposits of Voronezh region are estimated at 10% of the whole Russian reserves. According to the professor of natural deposits and subsoil use of Voronezh state university Konstantin Savko, there are no other nickel deposits in Russia with such economically positive indexes. Other deposits are more expensive to operate. “For Voronezh region the…

Russia: nickel exports down in January-July 2017

In January-July Russia exported 81.7 thousand tons of raw nickel valued at $768 million, down by 29% and by 23.3% YoY respectively.

These are also the lowest results for the past 10 years.

In July the average price for nickel was $9179 per ton FOB Russian border, down by 5% YoY. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: nickel exports down in January-April 2017

In January-April Russian raw nickel exports totaled 48 thousand tons valued at $462 million.

According to the customs statistics, this is down by 30.7% and by 20.8% YoY respectively, and the lowest indexes for the last 10 years. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: cobalt and nickel output down in January 2017

In January raw cobalt production in Russia decreased by 7.9% YoY and by 0.5% MoM.

According to the Federal Service of State Statistics, raw nickel output dropped by 40.7% YoY and by 27% MoM. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: nickel exports down in 2016

In 2016 Russia exported 185.7 thousand tons of raw nickel to the world market, down by 18% YoY.

According to the Federal Customs Service, exports to far foreign countries dropped by 18%, to 185.3 thousand tons, but to CIS-countries – doubled to 0.4 thousand tons. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: nickel output down in January-November 2016

In January-November raw nickel output in Russia decreased by 16.4% YoY.

According to the Federal Service of State Statistics, in November raw nickel output dropped by 28.5% YoY and by 0.5% MoM. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: nickel output down in January-October 2016

In January-October raw nickel output in Russia decreased by 14.8% YoY.

According to the Federal Service of State Statistics, in October raw nickel output dropped by 29.4% YoY, but increased by 9.2% MoM. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: raw nickel output down in September 2016

In January-September Russian raw nickel output dropped by 13.1% YoY.

According to the Federal Service of State Statistics, in September raw nickel output decreased by 31% YoY and by 18.1% MoM. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: nickel ore export-import in H1 2016

In January-June Ukraine imported 674.67 thousand tons of nickel ore and concentrate valued at $35.54 million, down by 11.2% and by 24.3% YoY respectively. All the products came from Guatemala. In H1 Ukraine exported 303 tons of nickel ore valued at $60 thousand. Last year it didn’t export nickel ore. Most exports went to Hong…

Ukraine: nickel ores export-import in January-February 2016

In January-February Ukraine imported 180.05 thousand tons of nickel ores and concentrate worth $9.34 million, up by 18% and down by 32.1% YoY respectively.