Russia: gold output up in September 2017

Russian gold bar production rose by 5.4% YoY but fell by 6.1% MoM in September, the Federal State Statistics Service said. In January-September, gold bar production increased by 8.1% YoY. In 2016, Russia’s gold bar output fell by 7.8%. Previously, absolute figures on the production of non-ferrous metals were a state secret. The figures are…

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Russia: TMK pipes sales up in Q3 2017

In July-September TMK sold 1.013 million tons of steel pipes, up by 5% QoQ. Sales of seamless pipes dropped by 5.3%, to 651 thousand tons because of the scheduled repairs. OCTG pipes sales remained on the level of the previous quarter. Welded pipes deliveries increased by 30.7% QoQ, to 362 thousand tons mostly because of…

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Russia: Karabashmed completes repairs

Karabashmed has repaired the chemical-metallurgical complex. In addition to repairing machinery in the metallurgical, sulfur acid and power shops, the company has also assembled two new Kumera converters. Since 2004 Russian Copper Company has invested over 18 billion rubles in the modernization and environment safety improvement of Karabashmed. In 2018, 2 billion rubles more will…

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Russia: Yakutugol gets new director

Sergey Belan, the ex-director of Moskoks, a part of Mechel, has been appointed the managing director of Yakutugol, also a part of Mechel. The previous managing director Igor Khafizov was in August appointed director of Mechel-Mining in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia). Pavel Stark, Mechel-Mining LLC CEO, said: “The new managing director of Yakutugol Sergey…

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