Kazakhstan: Kazakhmys copper output up in H1 2018

In January-June Kazakhmys produced 123.056 thousand tons of copper cathodes, down by 2% YoY.

The copper contents in the ore dropped from 0.94% to 0.93%.

In mid-term Kazakhmys intends to increase copper output to 250 thousand tons per year. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: EMSS produces rolls for ABB

Energomashspetsstal has supplied a batch of rolls to ABB.

“In June EMSS shipped 183 tons of rolls to Finnish and Polish metal makers. The parts will be used in engine manufacture”, the company said.

The rolls were delivered by automobiles and via railroad. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: rolled metal railroad deliveries down in H1 2018

In June direct deliveries of rolled metal and pipes to metal structure manufacturers via railroad totaled 59.5 thousand tons.

In annual comparison they dropped by 14%.

In January-June deliveries decreased by 9.8% YoY, to 329.4 thousand tons. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: ferrous metals deliveries to car manufacturers up in June 2018

In June direct deliveries of ferrous metals to the major car manufacturers via railroad totaled 89.3 thousand tons.

In annual comparison the deliveries grew by 9.3%.

In January-June deliveries reached 533.8 thousand tons, up by 7% YoY. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: metal deliveries to shipbuilders down in June 2018

In June direct deliveries of steel, pipes and semi-finished products to the major shipbuilding companies via railroad reached 6.1 thousand tons.

In annual comparison the deliveries decreased by 22.4%.

In January-June supplies totaled 57.5 thousand tons, down by 13.7% YoY. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Svyatogor commissions reverberatory furnace

Svyatogor, a part of UGMK, has put into operation after a major overhaul the reverberatory furnace No. 1.

The furnace was shut down in May 2017.

It took 2 months to cool down the furnace. While working its temperature reaches 1500 degrees C.

Investments in the project totaled 120 million rubles. (Ukrainian metal)

Kazakhstan: gold production up in H1 2018

In January-June an overall production of unwrought gold and semi-processed gold or in powder form reached 44,965 kg, up by 8.4% YoY, Statistics Committee of the National Economy Ministry of Kazakhstan reports. In the accounting period gross output of unwrought and semi-processed silver or in the powder form made 494,145 kg, down by 9.3%. (Kazinform/Ukrainian…

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Russia: VIZ-Stal output up in H1 2018

In January-June VIZ-Stal produced 86 thousand tons of transformer steel, up by 12% YoY, with capacities fully loaded.

Sales grew by 10%, to 84 thousand tons.

Exports accounted for 78%, with 90% of them on long-term contracts. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: ferrous metals scrap imports from Kazakhstan down in May 2018

In May, according to the customs statistics, Russia imported 49.5 thousand tons of ferrous scarp from Kazakhstan, down by 24.3% YoY.

Average price was $257 per ton.

In January-May imports dropped by 25.5% YoY, to 155.6 thousand tons. (Ukrainian metal)

Uzbekistan: Chinese companies to look for non-ferrous metals

A number of Chinese companies plan to carry out projects to mine tungsten, molybdenum and copper on the Ingichka plateau.

According to the preliminary agreement, $50-55 million will be invested in the construction of infrastructure.

Investors also plan to construct at least two mines. (Ukrainian metal)