Kazakhstan: gold output up in H1 2017

In January-June Kazakhstan produced 41161 kg of raw gold, up by 18.6% YoY.

According to the Statistics Committee of the Ministry of national economy, raw silver output dropped by 13% YoY, to 543930 kg. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: DMK resumes steel smelting

On July 27 Dneprovsky Iron and Steel Combine resumed steel smelting in its converter shop.

The first smelting was carried out at the continuous casting machine.

The blast furnace shop is expecting concentrate and sinter ore delivery. The blast furnace No. 9 is being blown. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Rusal sales up in H1 2017

In January-June Rusal decreased aluminum output from 1.835 million tons to 1.832 million tons. Aluminum manufacture in Q2 increased by 1.2% QoQ, to 921 thousand tons. In H1 Rusal increased aluminum sales by 3.8% YoY, to 1.987 million tons, with Q2 sales up by 1.7% QoQ, to 1.002 million tons. The average sales price in…

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Russia: Karelsky Okatysh pellets output up in H1 2017

In January-June Karelsky Okatysh produced 5.503 million tons of pellets, up by 0.6% from the target.

In Q2 the company sold 2.88 million tons of iron ore pellets, up by 12% QoQ. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Raspadskaya mines 4 million tons of coal

Since the start of the year the Raspadskaya miners have yielded 4 million tons of coal, becoming one of the first in Kuzbass to reach the result in just less than 7 months.

The mine’s average monthly output is 420-700 thousand tons of coal. This year’s goal is 5.5 million tons of coal. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: construction metal and pipes railroad deliveries down in H1 2017

In January-June, according to railroad statistics, the delivery (including imports) of metal products for construction to the trade networks and direct supplies from metal companies to construction enterprises decreased by 3.6% YoY. Bars constituted 43.5% of all deliveries, having increased by 0.2% YoY. Roof steel totaled 8.8%, down by 17.5%. Shaped sections (beams, channel, angles)…

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Russia: Demidov increases prices

The Demidov Group of Companies has increased the prices of its products by 3-8%. The highest growth was in the segment of thin-walled section pipes (1-1.5 mm wall thickness). According to the company statement, the price increase has to do with the high demand, low stocks and the sharp rise of hot-rolled metal prices at…

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Russia: CherMK electricity output up in H1 2017

In January-June Cherepovets Iron and Steel Works produced 2.228 billion kW-h of electricity, up by 0.5% YoY, and the highest result in all its history.

The economical effect from the increase of electricity manufacture reached 66.4 million rubles.

The share of the company’s own electricity totaled 79.4%, up by 0.8% YoY. (Ukrainian metal)

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)