Russia: gold output down in 2016

In 2016 Russia decreased gold ingot output by 7.8% YoY, with December 2016 being the 5th consecutive month when the gold output decreased. In December 2016 gold output dropped by 4.6% YoY, but increased by 6.2% MoM. The Gold Manufacturers Union or Russia expects that in 2016 the country will produce 297 tons of gold,…

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Russia: PMH output up in 2016

In 2016 the Industrial-Metallurgical Holding, the largest coke manufacturer and pig iron supplier in Russia, mined 2.21 million tons of coking coal, up by 16.8% YoY. According to the company statement, its coal concentrate production increased by 19.8% YoY, to 2.637 million tons, while that of iron ore – by 1.2%, to 5.023 million tons,…

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