Russia: Profil-Akras output down in 2018

In 2018 the pipe works named after Makarov “Profil-Akras” manufactured over 122 thousand tons of pipes and shipped 124 thousand tons. The results were below those of the previous year. According to the company, 2018 was difficult both for the employees and customers. The market price fluctuations affected sales and purchase planning. Dealer project suffered…


Ukraine: NZF output up in 2018

In 2018 Nikopol Ferroalloy Plant produced 788.9 thousand tons of ferroalloys, up by 3.6% YoY.

In particular, the manufacture of silicomanganese grew by 7.1%, to 735.69 thousand tons, and of other ferroalloys – 9.3-fold, to 13.1 thousand tons.

At the same time the production of ferromanganese decreased by 45.4%, to 40.14 thousand tons. (Ukrainian metal)

Uzbekistan: uranium to be supplied to India

Uzbekistan and India have signed an agreement on long-term uranium supplies. President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev and Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi held a meeting in the framework of the Dynamic Gujarat International Summit on January 18. “Uzbekistan jointly with Indian partners will create a technopark of advanced information technologies in Tashkent and a…


Russia: processing factory to be built in Yakutia

A processing factory will be built on the basis of the Vertikalnoye mining enterprise in Yakutia.

Its processing capacity will be 110 thousand tons of ore per year.

The factory will be producing silver cathode deposit. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: ferroalloys output down in 2018

In 2018 Ukraine decreased ferroalloys output by 0.4% YoY, to 1022.02 thousand tons.

According to the Association of Ukrainian Ferroalloy Producers, in December 2018 output grew by 3.9% MoM, to 85.11 thousand tons. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Kuzbass coal output up in 2018

In 2018 Kuzbass region extracted 255.3 million tons of coal, up by 5.7% YoY.

In particular, pits yielded 165.8 million tons and mines – 89.5 million tons.

The output of coking coal was 73.2 million tons, and power-generating coal – 182.1 million tons.

Factories processed 182.1 million tons, up by 6.1%. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Konevinsky mine to start yielding gold in spring 2019

Khujir Enterprise LLC has started resuming mining at the Konevinskoye gold deposit in the Republic of Buryatia.

The work of the mine was suspended in 2014.

The decision to resume operation was taken in December 2018.

The C1+C2 reserves of the deposit are over 2 tons of gold. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Amur region mines 3.5 million tons of coal in 2018

In 2018 Amur region extracted 3.5 million tons of power-generating coal, up by 100 thousand tons YoY.

The coal is mined at the Yerkovetskiy and Severo-Vostochniy pits.

In particular, coal output of the Yerkovetskiy pit, commissioned in 1991, grew by 3%.

Severo-Vostochniy pit, operating since 1932, increased output by 4% YoY. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Severstal output up in 2018

In 2018 Severstal increased steel output by 3%, to 12.04 million tons mostly due to the commissioning of the ladle furnace No. 2. Pig iron output remained unchanged at 9.15 million tons. Consolidated sales grew by 2%, to 11.18 million tons. Coking coal concentrate sales from Vorkutaugol increased by 2%, to 3.37 million tons. (Ukrainian…