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Evraz Group releases 3Q 2006 trading update

Date of publication: 10.10.2006

October 10, 2006 - Evraz Group S.A. (LSE: EVR), one of the leading vertically integrated steel production and mining businesses with operations mainly in Russia, today released its 3Q 2006 trading update.*

Product, thousand tonnes3Q
2006
3Q
2005
3Q 2006 /
3Q 2005
change, %**
9M
2006
9M
2005
9M 2006 /
9M 2006
change, %**
Steel division
Pig iron
3,288
2,546
+29.1%
9,669
8,498
+13.8%
Steel
4,013
3,205
+25.2%
12,013
10,213
+17.6%
Rolled products1
3,721
2,865
+29.9%
10,847
8,868
+22.3%
Mining division2
Iron ore (saleable products)
Concentrate
631
819
(22.9)%
1,716
2,109
(18.7)%
Sinter
2,265
2,100
+7.8%
6,560
6,733
(2.6)%
Pellets
1,482
1,013
+46.2%
4,439
3,770
+17.7%
Coal (mined)
Coking coal
179
191
(6.2)%
579
347
+66.8%
Steam coal
29
14
+112.0%
57
38
+49.4%
Equity investments3
Coking coal (Raspadskaya)
2,764
1,433
+92.9%
6,210
4,747
+30.8%
Coking and steam coal (Yuzhkuzbassugol)
3,875
n/a
n/a
11,562
n/a
n/a

* All information on production volumes of the enterprises presented in the press release concerns only the period of their operation within Evraz Group. Q3 2005 trading results are set forth by the same methodology as Q3 2006 results. The total volume of rolled steel products excludes those re-rolled at other Group's plants. These volumes are eliminated as intercompany sales for purposes of Evraz's consolidated operating results.

** Percentage changes may not be exact due to rounding.


1 Operational results of Palini e Bertoli are consolidated into the Group since September 2005 and of Vitkovice Steel since December 2005.

2 Mine 12 operational results are consolidated into the Group since April 2005. Operational results of Yuzhkuzbassugol are consolidated into the Group since December 31, 2005.

3 Evraz Group holds 49% beneficial interest in OAO Raspadskaya and 50% interest in Yuzhkuzbassugol.



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For further information:

Evraz Group
Corporate Affairs and Investor Relations
Irina Kibina
Tel: +7 495 232 1370
IR@evraz.com


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