Georgia: miners’ safety at serious risk

“The safety of workers in Georgia’s mines is at serious risk,” reads the beginning of the first paragraph of the Human Rights Watch research “No Year without Deaths: A Decade of Deregulation Puts Georgian Miners at Risk”. The 60-page research says that the risk is caused by “insufficient government regulation and resulting mining practices that…

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Azerbaijan: AzerGold to direct over 10 million manats for exploration drilling

AzerGold company has attracted AZ Dag-Medenistismar as a drilling contractor, the government procurement website reports. The contract between the parties was signed for 10.307 million manats, according to the source. In 2018 exploration and drilling operations were carried out at depths of up to 17,000 meters, and metallurgical, laboratory, geotechnical and hydrological studies were carried…

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Ukraine: UGK to mine iron ore at Severniy quarry

Ukrainian Mining Company plans to mine iron ore at the Severniy quarry of the Saksaganskoye deposit.

Mariupol Ilyich Iron and Steel Works stopped using it a month and a half ago.

The company license expired on July 7, while it stopped mining ore from July 1. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: steel semis exports to Russia up in June 2019

In June Ukraine exported 40 thousand tons of semi-finished steel products to Russia, up by 40% MoM.

In June 2018 exports did not exceed 2 tons.

In January-June Ukraine exported 266.6 thousand tons of semis, up 2.45-fold YoY.

Average price on Russian border was $402.8 per ton without VAT. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: pipe exports down in H1 2019

In January-June Russia exported 1.7 million tons of pipes valued at $808 million, down by 26% and by 51% YoY respectively. According to the customs statistics, Kazakhstan remains the main importer of Russian pipes, accounting for 41.6%, up 2.6-fold. It is followed by the US (15.7%, up 1.7-fold) and Belarus (11%, down by 1.6%). The…

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Ukraine: AMKR to finance social and environmental initiatives of Kriviy Rih residents

ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih is launching a new Ecocity project. Its goal is to support the social and environmental initiatives of the residents of Kriviy Rih on improvement and landscaping of urban areas, resource saving and rational use of waste. The best of them will be financed by the company by allocating grants. The total prize…

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Sales volumes for Brazilian distributors of flat-rolled steel rose year-on-year in July for the fifth month this year, with figures recovering from a weak performance in 2018 and companies continuing to destock, national steel distributors’ association Inda said on Wednesday August 21.

Sales volumes for Brazilian distributors of flat-rolled steel rose year-on-year in July for the fifth month this year, with figures recovering from a weak performance in 2018 and companies continuing to destock, national steel distributors’ association Inda said on Wednesday August 21. An error in Inda’s press release for June meant that a year-on-year fall…

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