Russia ups iron ore exports 5.3% in 11 mths

28 December 2005 | 04:12 Code : 7193 Geoscience events
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Russia raised iron ore exports 5.3% year-on-year to 18.53 million tonnes in January-November, Rudprom, the agency that collates statistics about ore producers...
Russia raised iron ore exports 5.3% year-on-year to 18.53 million tonnes in January-November, Rudprom, the agency that collates statistics about ore producers, told Interfax.
Russia exported 6.06 million tonnes of iron ore concentrate, down 20.8%, but 960,000 tonnes of briquettes, up 10.2%, 634,000 tonnes of sintering ore, up 39.9%, and 10.87 million tonnes of pellets, up 26%.
Iron ore exports to non-CIS countries came to 15.88 million tonnes or 85.7% of total exports, including 4.7 million tonnes of concentrate, 10.63 million tonnes of pellets and 554,000 tonnes of briquettes.
Russia exported 2.63 million tonnes of iron ore to Ukraine, including 238,000 tonnes of pellets and 1.36 million tonnes of concentrate.
Russia reduced iron ore production 0.3% year-on-year to 88.36 million tonnes in January-November
 

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