Ukraine: scrap exports down in August 2018

In August Ukraine imported $2.849 million worth of ferrous scrap, up by 53.2% YoY. According to the State Fiscal Service, exports dropped by 66.1%, to $5.826 million. Ukraine mostly exported scrap to Turkey ($5.504 million). In January-August scrap exports grew by 69.9%, to $98.244 million, while imports by 57.1%, to $24.858 million. (Ukrainian metal)

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Russia: gold mine collapses in Chelyabinsk region

The Tsentralnaya gold mine in Chelyabinsk Region operated by gold producer UGC, also known as Uzhuralzoloto, collapsed on September 19, killing one person, a spokesperson for the Emergency Ministry’s local branch reported. The mine collapsed at the depth of 820 meters, when two people were working there. Reasons are currently being investigated. (Prime/Ukrainian metal)

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