New projects set to boost Russian magnesia production

By IM Staff
Published: Monday, 27 April 2015

Russia has historically depended on imports of magnesia for its refractories and other downstream industries, but the development of new projects in Siberia, the Far East and potentially North Korea could see the country become a net exporter of the mineral by 2020, Vladislav Vorotnikov, reveals.

Russia’s magnesia production capacity is set to almost double by 2018, with the implementation of several new mining projects in Siberia and the country’s Far East. 

A number of recent market studies show that Russia is currently facing growing demand for refractory products, which are the main...

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