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: RM-Steel steel strips output up

RM-Steel is the largest Russian manufacturer of special shaped sections for shipbuilding. In 2016 the increase in consumption of steel strips according to GOST R 52927-2015 for shipbuilding was witnessed in Russia. At present RM-Steel produces A, B, D, A32-D40, E36, A40S and D40S steel grades. The production of D32W steel strips is being developed.…


Russia: SGMK to turn ZapSib waste into pig iron

In 2018 the managing company Siberian Mining and Metallurgical Company plans to start processing Evraz West-Siberian Iron and Steel Works furnace wastes into pig iron. According to the company, the project is currently in development, and the investments are estimated at 200 million rubles. “SGMK has large stocks of metallurgical raw materials arising from the…


Russia: Altai-Koks coke output up in 2016

In 2016 Altai-Koks produced 4.06 million tons of coke, up by 0.7% YoY. Capacity loading remained high – over 95%.

The company supplied some 84% of the coke produced to the local market, including 76% within NLMK Group. The rest was exported to Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Germany, Belgium and Finland. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: AMKR to retain sinter ore output levels

In 2017 ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih intends to keep sinter ore output volumes on the last year level – 850 thousand tons.

At present sinter ore is mined at the speed of 10-12 thousand tons per month.

The ore reserves are estimated at 24 million tons, enough for 15 years of operation. (Ukrainian metal)

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,…