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Silver in the CIS: Production, Market and Forecast
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The report is devoted to research of current standing of silver market in Russia and CIS. The report is composed of 7 Sections, contains 101 Pages, including 33 Figures, 28 Tables and Appendix.
The work is a "desk" research. Until recently, official statistics on silver was classified. Only in 2010 Russian Union of Gold Producers with reference to Ministry of Finances of Russia published statistical data on mining and production of silver in Russia.
When implementing the investigation, we analysed many information sources, first of all, data of Russian Union of Gold Producers and state bodies of Russia and CIS countries, for instance, Federal Service of State Statistics of Russia, Federal Customs Service of Russia, JSC "RZHD" (statistics of domestic railage), CIS Inter-State Statistic Committee. Besides, we used data of USGS, UN Database, statistic services of CIS countries, data of companies, for instance, Gold Fields Mineral Services (GFMS), IATs "Mineral", TsNIGRI Institute, "NBLZoloto", annual and quarterly reports of companies, web-sites of companies, involved in this business, sectoral and regional press, as well as own database of "InfoMine".
This all allowed the authors to draw picture of actual standing of silver market in the world/CIS/Russia and prospects of its development.
The first Section of the report presents brief review of world market of silver. It presents data on reserves of silver in various countries and silver grades in then reserves (ores). Besides the Section presents statistical data on mining of silver by country and by leading company, analyses tendencies of world demand for silver in conditions of the global crisis, describes dynamics of prices on the metal.
The second Section of the report is devoted to description of mineral resources base of silver in CIS. The Section of the report presents characteristics of main deposits of silver in Russia, as well as review of silver reserves in other CIS countries (Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and other).
The third Section of the report is devoted to description of standing mining of silver in Russia and other CIS countries. It presents dynamics of mining of silver in resources, data on mining of silver by basic producers, pattern of mining by region and kind of resources.
The fourth Section presents review of standing of main companies, involved in mining of silver in CIS – JSC «Polimetall» (Russia) and JSC «Kazakhmys» (Kazakhstan), gives data on deposits of the companies, volumes of mining, plans of the companies.
The fifth Section of the report describes large projects, involving mining of silver in the territory of CIS, and current standing of their implementation.
The sixth Section of the report gives review of supplies of silver-containing resources, for instance, presents volumes of export-import of silver-bearing concentrates in Russia. The Section presents data on production of silver from various kinds of resources in Russia, data on volumes of silver refining at some refineries. Besides, it gives estimate of exports of silver from Russia and presents supply-demand balance of silver. In addition, brief characteristics of jewelry industry of Russia and volumes of silver consumption in the sector are given.
The seventh Section presents forecast of silver production in Russia up to 2020.
The Appendix presents addresses and contact data of main companies, involved in mining and production of silver in CIS.
I. Brief characteristics of world market of silver (reserves, production, consumption, prices)
II. Mineral resources base of silver CIS
Other countries CIS
III. Mining of silver in CIS
Other countries CIS
IV. Characteristics and standing of key CIS companies, mining silver
IV.1. JSC «Polimetall»
IV.2. JSC «Kazakhmys»
V. Large projects, involving mining of silver in CIS territory
Project of Metropol Group on development of Ozernoe and Kholodninskoe deposits
Project of JSC «Uchaly GOK» on development of new deposits
Project of «Netalloinvest» Group on development of Udokan deposit
Project of development Verkhoyansky Silver-Bearing Province
Project of Vol’shoi Kanimansur deposit development
VI. Production, export-import and consumption of silver in Russia
6.1. Supplies of silver-bearing concentrates and products, production of silver
6.2. Export-import of silver Russia
6.3. Consumption of silver in Russia
VII. Analysis of standing, prospects and forecast of silver mining in Russia up to 2020
Appendix: Contact information on silver-mining and producing companies
Table 1: Reserves of silver in key country-producers, kt
Table 2: Production of silver in concentrates by country in 2003-2009, t
Table 3: Leading world company-producers of silver in concentrates in 2008, t
Table 4: Main country-exporters of unwrought refined silver in 2004-2008, t
Table 5: Main country-importers of unwrought refined silver in 2004-2008, t
Table 6: Pattern of world demand for silver in 1999-2009, mln ounces
Table 7: Characteristics of main deposits of silver in Russia
Table 8: Mining of silver resources by the greatest Russian company-players of the market in 2005-2009, t
Table 9: Mining of commodity silver from silver and gold-silver ores by Region in 2006-2009, t
Table 10: Mining of silver by Region in Kazakhstan (2005-2009), kg
Table 11: Production of refined silver by company in Kazakhstan 2003-2009, t
Table 12: Mining of silver in other CIS countries in 2003-2009, t
Table 13: Main data of gold and silver mining by JSC «Polimetall» in 2003-2009
Table 14: Resources of silver at deposits of JSC «Polimetall»
Table 15: Operational data of JSC «Polimetall» at Dukat deposit in 2003-2009
Table 16: Operational data of JSC «Polimetall» at deposits Lunnoe and Arylakh in 2003-2009
Table 17: Operational data of JSC «Polimetall» at deposits Khakandzha and Yur’evskoe in 2004-2009
Table 18: Key financial data of JSC «Polimetall» in 2005-2009
Table 19: Mining of ores (kt) and grade of silver (ppm) at mines of «Kazakhmys» Corp. in 2007-2009
Table 20: Data of main deposits and ore mineralisations in Verkhoyansky Silver-Bearing Province
Table 21: Volume of silver exported (from Russia) ores and concentrates of nonferrous metals in 2003-2009, t
Table 22: Volume of silver in imported ores and concentrates in 2003-2009, t
Table 23: Production of refined silver at basic Russian enterprises in 2005-2009, t
Table 24: Requirements, imposed on quality of refined silver (GOST 28595-90)
Table 25: Export of silver in Russia in 2005-2009 (Code 7106) by country, kg
Table 26: Import of silver in Russia in 2005-2009 (Code 7106) by country, kg
Table 27: Supply-demand balance of silver in Russia in 2005-2009, t
Table 28: Main Russian producers of silver flatware in 2007-2008, thousand pieces
Figure 1: Dynamics of world production of silver in concentrates (kt) and index of growth (% year-on-year) in 2003-2009
Figure 2: Breakage of silver in concentrates production by sources of raw materials, %
Figure 3: Shares of sources of silver at world market in 1999-2009, %
Figure 4: Dynamics of average annual prices on silver (spot) in 1997-2009, USD/troy ounce
Figure 5: Dynamics of world consumption of silver (kt) and index of growth (% year-on-year) in 1999-2009
Figure 6: Breakage of demand for silver from global industry by end-use, %
Figure 7: Dynamics of industrial demand for silver and its production from primary and secondary resources in 1999-2009, kt
Figure 8: Breakage of silver balance reserves in Russia by ore type, %
Figure 9: Breakage of silver balance reserves by Regions of Russia, %
Figure 10: Map of distribution of silver balance reserves by Regions of Russia
Figure 11: Dynamics of mining of silver in resources in Russia in 1997-2009, t
Figure 12: Breakage of mining of silver in resources in Russia by ore type (2009), %
Figure 13: Breakage of mining of silver by Regions of Russia (2009), %
Figure 14: Greatest Russian companies in mining of silver in resources (2009), %
Figure 15: Mining of commodity silver as gold-accompanying component in a number of Russian Regions (2009), t
Figure 16: Dynamics of silver mining in Kazakhstan in 2003-2009, t
Figure 17: Dynamics of refined silver production in Kazakhstan in 1995-2009, t.
Figure 18: Dynamics of mining of silver in ores and commodity silver by JSC «Polimetall» in 2003-2009, t
Figure 19: Mining of silver at main silver-bearing deposits of JSC «Polimetall» in 2003-2009, t
Figure 20: Map of location of deposits of JSC «Polimetall» in Magadan Region
Figure 21: Map of location of deposits of JSC «Polimetall» in Khabarovsk Region
Figure 22: Revenue of JSC «Polimetall» (mln USD) and share of silver in the revenue (%) in 2005-2009
Figure 23: Map of location of mines of «Kazakhmys» Corp.
Figure 24: Mining of silver in ores by «Kazakhmys» subdivisions in 2007-2009, t
Figure 25: Revenue of Kazakhmys Copper (mln USD) and share of silver in the revenue (%) in 2004-2009
Figure 26: Process flow diagram of processing of Udokan deposit ores
Figure 27: Map of location of silver deposits in Verkhoyansky Silver-Bearing Province
Figure 28: Dynamics of refined silver production in Russia in 2004-2009, t
Figure 29: Production of silver in Russia from resources from various sources in 2006-2009, t
Figure 30: Dynamics of exports of silver Russia in 1997-2009, t
Figure 31: Dynamics of silver consumption in Russia in production of jewelry in 2000-2009, t
Figure 32: Main Russian company-producers of jewelry (2008), mln Rubles
Figure 33: Forecast of silver production from various resources in Russia up to 2020, t