Tajikistan: Zeravshan to resume operation

The joint Tajik-Chinese precious metals manufacturer Zeravshan is undergoing a reconstruction. “At present we are renewing the production line, thus mining has been suspended”, the company reported. Zeravshan is the largest precious metals miner in Tajikistan with the share of 70%. It was founded in 1994 on the basis of the gold-extracting factory, which began…

Belarus: investors to be involved in platinum exploration and development

Belarus has plans to sign a concession agreement for the development of a precious metals deposit which contains platinum group metals among others, Sergei Mamchik, the director of the geology department at the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment Protection, said. The specialist explained that one of the deposits discovered in Belarus contained precious metals,…

Russia: palladium output up in 2016

Russia’s palladium and palladium alloy output rose by 4.4% YoY in 2016, the Federal State Statistics Service said. Platinum and platinum alloy production increased by 3.3% YoY, while production of gold-bearing ore and concentrates rose by 2.6%. But production of silver ore and concentrates went down by 13.6%. In December 2016 palladium and palladium alloy…

Russia: palladium output up in November 2016

Russia’s palladium and palladium alloy output rose by 1.7% YoY and by 23.8% MoM in November, the Federal State Statistics Service said. Platinum and platinum alloy production decreased by 22.5% YoY but rose by 6.3% MoM. In January-November, palladium and palladium alloy production remained flat, while platinum and platinum alloy output fell by 2.6%. Previously,…

Russia: platinum and palladium output down in January-October 2016

In January-October Russia decreased palladium ingots and its alloys output by 0.1% YoY.

Platinum and its ingots production dropped by 0.4% YoY.

In October platinum output dropped by 33.6% YoY and by 28.5% MoM. Palladium output decreased by 30.2% YoY and by 6.2% MoM. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: platinum and palladium output down in H1 2016

In January-June Russia produced 12.74 tons of platinum, down by 7.6% YoY. Palladium output dropped by 1.1%, to 42.34 tons.

In particular, Nornickel produced 10.35 tons of platinum and 41.36 tons of palladium, down both by 2% YoY. (Ukrainian metal)