Russia: NLMK market share stable

In 2017 hot-rolled metal consumption in Russia totaled 8.96 million tons. NLMK share was 17.5%. According to the group regional sales director Vladislav Ovchinnikov, in cold-rolled sheet NLMK share was 35.8% out of 3.26 million tons consumed, galvanized metal – 20.8% (3.04 million tons), and polymer-coated metal – 20.9% (1.88 million tons). On the bars…

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Russia: NLMK-Metiz output up in 2017

In 2017 NLMK-Metiz increased wire production by 18% YoY, to 274 thousand tons. Nails output grew by 6%, to 30.6 thousand tons, and self-tappers – to 5.8 thousand tons. “Output growth is mostly the result of our products competitiveness increase on world markets”, the company said. NLMK-Metiz is among 5 largest manufacturers of metal wares…

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Kazakhstan: gold reserves up in 2017

Last year the Ministry of Investments and Development held auctions for the usage of subsoil resources on 58 sites. According to the ministry, gold reserves increased by 35 tons, silver – by 25 thousand tons, uranium – by 14 thousand tons, tungsten – by 70 tons and copper by 1.1 million tons. (Ukrainian metal)

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Russia: gold output up in 2017

In 2017 Russia obtained 306.9 tons of gold, up by 6.3% YoY. According to the Ministry of Finances press-service, mined gold output totaled 253.9 tons (237.8 tons in 2016), by-product gold – 16.4 tons (15.3 tons) and secondary gold – 36.6 tons (35.4 tons). Silver output in 2017 decreased by 4% YoY, to 1.044 million…

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