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Mining in Russia


Russian Mining Industry at a glance

Russia is the world's largest producer of chromium, nickel and palladium, and has the most iron ore reserves.
It is the second largest producer of aluminum, platinum and zirconium. Russia also mines a significant amount of cobalt, copper, gold, manganese, niobium, REE, silver, titanium and vanadium.

The mining and metallurgical industries account for almost 20% of the country's industrial output. Minerals represent ~15% of Russia's total exports, with ferrous and non-ferrous metals making up the majority of it.

Commodity Share of total world production in 2009, % World Rank
Chromium (metall)30.01
Nickel19.01
Palladium43.31
Aluminum10.32
Platinum11.62
Zirconium18.72
Vanadium13.03

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Russian Mining Industry Review provides the most recent mining intelligence for comanies and individuals interested in learing more about investment opportunities in Russia and CIS.

Mining Companies in Russia

MMC Norilsk Nickel is the world's largest producer of nickel and palladium and one of the leading producers of platinum and copper. It also produces various by-products, such as cobalt, chromium, rhodium, silver, gold, iridium, ruthenium, selenium, tellurium and sulfur.

The key production units of the Norilsk Nickel group in Russia are the Polar Division and Kola MMC. MMC Norilsk Nickel international assets include operations in Finland, Australia, Botswana and South Africa.

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