Russia: zinc ore exports down in July 2019

In July Russia exported 16.9 thousand tons of zinc ore and concentrate, up by 33% MoM, but down by 51.4% YoY. Deliveries to China grew 2.5-fold, to 12.5 thousand tons, but to Kazakhstan dropped by 14%, to 4.4 thousand tons. In January-July exports totaled 139 thousand tons, down by 25% YoY. Since the start of…

Russia: raw zinc imports up in May 2019

In May Russia imported 3.5 thousand tons of raw zinc, down by 22.6% MoM, but up by 370.1% YoY. Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan decreased deliveries by 27%, while Peru increased almost 2-fold. In 5 months imports grew by 295%, to 22.4 thousand tons. In monetary terms since the start of the year imports have increased by…

Ukraine: new CEO appointed to Zinc

Ex-CEO of the Ukrainian Tobacco Company LLC Andrei Duvanov has replaced Alexander Safin in the office of the CEO of Zinc (Donetsk region). The decision was taken at the supervisory board meeting on June 27. Duvanov has been appointed from July 4 for 3 years. In 2018 Zinc received 3.983 million UAH of net profit,…

Russia: zinc ore exports up in April 2019

In April Russia exported 22.8 thousand tons of zinc ore and concentrate up by 136.6% MoM and by 54.7% YoY.

In 4 months exports grew by 9.9% YoY, to 87.8 thousand tons.

Since the start of the year exports fell by 10.7% in monetary terms. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: zinc shortage to reach 60-80 thousand tons

According to Chelyabinsk Zinc Works commercial department director Alexander Pechenkin, in 2018 the zinc shortage on world market in 2018 was some 348 thousand tons. Its reserves dropped by 143 thousand tons, to 880 thousand tons. This year, compared with 2016, the forecast growth of zinc consumption in Russia will reach 20%. The zinc shortage…

Kazakhstan: new lead and zinc plant to be created

A new mining and processing works will be constructed in Kyzylorda region. The corresponding documents have been signed during the investment forum in London. The guarantee agreement was signed by Samruk Kazyna fund chairman Akhmetzhan Yesimov and sir Suma Chakrabarti of EBRD, while the construction agreement – by Tau-Ken Samruk national company chairman Kanat Kudaibergen…

Kazakhstan: zinc ore mining down in January 2018

In January zinc ore mining dropped by 19.6% YoY, to 39.5 thousand tons. Zinc concentrate output totaled 19.6 thousand tons, down by 22.5%. Lead-zinc ore mining also decreased – by 21.7%. And only copper-zinc ores output grew by 7.7%. Similar trend was observed in previous years as well. In 2016 Kazakhstan mined 324.8 thousand tons…

Kazakhstan: copper output up in H1 2017

According to the Statistics Committee of the Ministry of national economy, in January-June Kazakhstan increased copper cathode manufacture by 5.4% YoY.

Raw zinc output decreased by 0.5%.

KAZ Minerals and KazZinc contributed the most to the output. (Ukrainian metal)