Uzbekistan: coal output down in January-May 2019

According to the State Statistics Committee, in January-May Uzbekistan mined 1239.2 thousand tons of coal, down by 15.3% YoY.

The decrease in coal mining is accompanied by the rapid price growth.

Compared with May 2018, the price has increased 1.7-fold.

The need in investments in coal industry is estimated at $420 million. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Ormet replenishes machine fleet

This year Ormet will buy four new dump trucks, a truck crane, forklift truck as well as crawler-mounted and wheeled excavators.

Investments will reach 76 million rubles.

The company has already received 4 dump trucks and a dump-trailer.

The new special machines will allow decreasing environment impact. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: Donetskstal joins EURACOAL

Donetskstal has become a full member in the European Coal Association EURACOAL. The decision has been made at the association meeting in Krakow. According to the company CEO Ildar Saleyev, this will enable Donetskstal to get expert support when switching to European standards, start exchanging experience with EU colleagues and get access to technological expertise…


Ukraine: iron and manganese ore railroad transportation up in January-May 2019

In January-May Ukrzaliznytsia transported 29.8 million tons of iron and manganese ores, up by 5.7% YoY. According to the State Statistics Service, metal cargo transportation grew by 2.2%, to 43.1 million tons. Scrap transportation fell by 13.9%, to 1.1 million tons. Ukrzaliznytsia has also decreased ferrous metals transportation by 2.5%, to 8.5 million tons, and…


Russia: Rusal passes ASI certification

Three Rusal companies have passed a certification according to the standards of the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI). The certification will help improve the manufacturing-sales network. Bauxite of Timan, Ural Aluminum Works and Irkut Aluminum Works have successfully passed certification according to ASI Performance Standard and ASI Chain of Custody Standard. Rusal intends to certify all…