In May the Central Mining and Processing Factory, registered in Antrazit, the city in the Russia-supported terrorist-controlled territory, started exporting anthracite having acquired the appropriate license from the Ukrainian authorities. The coal was supplied to Slovakia. The coal price on the border is around $80 per ton DAP. The precise export volumes of the Central…Details
In the first quarter United Mining and Chemical Company received 177.3 million UAH of pre-tax profits, with net income exceeding 400 million UAH. Net profits reached 144 million UAH, with EBITDA at 168.9 million UAH. In the first quarter of 2015 the company net income totaled 215 million UAH, with net profits at 44.9 million…Details
ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih has created a private company Steel Service to provide auxiliary services to manufacturing processes of the company. “Steel Service will provide high quality service to AMKR from the single center. We can take any auxiliary function and develop it, increasing its quality and implementing innovations”, said the company director Irina Footrook. (Ukrainian…Details
Month Russian market, $/t, EXW, without VAT, $1/RUR66.0825* Ukrainian market, $/t, without VAT, EXW, $1/UAH25.166* Export, Ukraine, $/t, FOB Black sea ports Export, Russia, $/t, FOB Black sea ports min max min max min max min max April 378 630 362 388 480 485 400 485 May 452 700 433 453 425 470 430 475…Details
The shutdown is a step in the comprehensive plan to close up the obsolete nickel production facilities and move the feed to other sites. Nickel Plant, in operation since 1942, is located within the city limits and negatively impacts the environment. “Last year Nickel Plant emitted 340 thousand tons of sulfur dioxide, half of which…Details
Vostochny Mining and Processing Works has chosen the trading house Eco-Service for the delivery of 12.82 thousand tons of lime worth 34.75 million UAH in July-December.
The offer was accepted on June 21. Torgservice Company offered 36.56 million UAH. (Ukrainian metal)
Ukraine will continue to buy Russian coal if necessary, said the Russian Ministry of energy and coal industry head Alexander Novak. “We’re continuing to sell coal to Ukraine. A couple of million tons this year for sure”, he said. According to him, there is no such situation when Ukraine stops buying Russian coal at all.…Details
Month Russian market, $/t, EXW, without VAT, $1/RUR66.0825* Ukrainian market, $/t, without VAT, EXW, $1/UAH25.166* Export, Ukraine, $/t, FOB Black sea ports min max min max min max April 306 459 344 354 430 485 May 337 572 431 518 390 430 * – Ukrainian Hrivna and Russian Rouble exchange rates are as of 31.05.16…Details
Norilsk Nickel Polar Division has received a team of foreign investors on a business visit composed of BMO, HSBC Securities (South Africa), Pioneer AM, Fosun AM, BAML, Goldman Sachs, VTB, Deutsche Bank, Alfa-Bank. The foreign guests enjoyed an opportunity to look at the sheer scale of the company’s footprint with their own eyes and learn…Details
The state enterprise Ukrpromvneshexpertisa says iron ore raw materials average prices in July will fall by 8-10% MoM, or by $4-5 per ton, to $45-46 per ton. The price decrease will be the result of the considerable fall of flat and long rolled metal prices on Chinese markets and the seasonal drop of steel demand.…Details
In May Ukraine exported $217.87 million worth of steel semi-finished products, with imports on the level of $0.99 million.
According to the State Fiscal Service, Egypt was the primary importer of Ukrainian steel semis in May ($63.81 million).
In January-May Ukraine exported $906.54 million worth of steel semis, while imports reached $4.9 million. (Ukrainian metal)
DTEK expects the anthracite coal delivery from the Russia-supported terrorists-occupied regions of Donbass to renew. “The primary reason for the delivery stop was the railroad strike on the yonder side. But now it has stopped. Because of the military activities the railroad infrastructure was damaged, but it is being repaired. Still, the situation changes every…Details
Kola MMC (Norilsk Nickel affiliate) has delivered an upgraded central storage facility for inventories with an approximate area of 3 thousand square meters at its Monchegorsk site. A hired contractor remodeled the layout of the building, overhauled the flooring, and modernized lighting and heating systems. To improve efficiency of floor space utilization, the on-the-floor storage…Details
Month Russian market, $/t, EXW, without VAT, $1/RUR66.0825* Ukrainian market, $/t, without VAT, EXW, $1/UAH25.166* min max min max April 419 419 370 370 May 419 419 504 558 * – Ukrainian Hrivna and Russian Rouble exchange rates are as of 31.05.16 according to the National Bank of Ukraine and the Central Bank of the…Details
In 2015 Interpipe paid 1.04 billion UAH of taxes. 45% of the amount (469 million UAH) was transferred to the state budget, 22% (237 million UAH) – to the city budgets of Dniepropetrovsk, Novomoskovsk and Nikopol, 30% (309 million UAH) was paid to various funds. Interpipe has also paid 17.6 million UAH of military tax.…Details
Azovstal Iron and Steel Works has initiated exercises to check the effectiveness of interaction between emergency services and the staff in case of an accident.
The works divisions will enact evacuation and rescue, safe mode operation and elimination of accidents. (Ukrainian metal)
Alchevsk Iron and Steel Works has put its blast furnace No. 5 into operation after a short halt due to the lack of electricity. According to ISD legal department director Sergey Tkachenko, the blast furnace has been idle for a week. The works has also been on halt since June 1 till June 13 because…Details
Month Russian market, $/t, EXW, without VAT, $1/RUR66.0825* Ukrainian market, $/t, without VAT, EXW, $1/UAH25.166* Export, Ukraine, $/t, FOB Black sea ports Export, Russia, $/t, FOB Black sea ports min max min max min max min max April 197 230 183 243 280 285 275 300 May 230 235 225 282 275 297 275 320…Details
On June 27, the smelting and roasting shops of the Nickel Plant were stopped. Nickel Plant Closure Project is one of the steps of large-scale environment-oriented program of Norilsk Nickel production facilities reconfiguration. Nickel plant is the oldest asset of the company (it was commissioned in 1942) with annual sulfur dioxide emissions amounting to 380 thousand tons.…Details
Makeevka subsidiary of Yenakievo Iron and Steel Works plans to put its wire rod 150 mill into operation. “Rebar 390 mill is working normally and produces 1.2 thousand tons of metal daily”, said the company in its statement. The EMZ itself is constantly increasing output. “The company produces 2.8 thousand tons of pig iron, as…Details
In May Ukraine exported $154.07 million worth of flat rolled metal, with imports on the level of $45.38 million.
According to the State Fiscal Service, Russia was the largest importer of flats in May ($23.97 million).
In January-May Ukraine exported $670.6 million worth of flat rolled metal, while imports totaled $186.42 million. (Ukrainian metal)
In May Ukraine exported $31.48 million worth of steel pipes, with imports on the level of $6.34 million.
According to the State Fiscal Service, Russia was the major importer of pipes ($6.31 million).
In January-May Ukraine exported $153.68 million worth of steel pipes, while imports reached $50.71 million. (Ukrainian metal)
Zaporozhyeoblenergo power company has limited energy supplies to Zaporozhye Titanium and Magnesium Works because of the 300 million UAH debt for electricity. The power company informed ZTMK about the debt and its intention to limit electricity supply. On February 9, ZTMK was cut from electricity for a debt of 193 million UAH, but shortly after…Details
NLMK Kaluga, a new generation EAF plant (part of NLMK Long Products) that manufactures a wide range of long products and sections used in construction, has produced its two millionth ton of finished steel. The mill produced its three millionth ton of crude steel in its EAF shop earlier in June. The plant uses its…Details
Ukrainian market, $/t, without VAT, EXW, $1/UAH25.166*
* – Ukrainian Hrivna and Russian Rouble exchange rates are as of 31.05.16 according to the National Bank of Ukraine and the Central Bank of the Russian Federation. (Ukrainian Metal)
ArcelorMittal Berislav has dismissed Wilhelmer Michael from the office of the supervisory board. Michael has resigned, he owns no company shares. In 2015 ArcelorMittal Berislav received 40.4 million UAH of losses, having increased its net income 3.3 times YoY, or by 48.26 million UAH, to 68.98 million UAH. The company mines limestone used in construction…Details
Ukrzaliznytsia (Ukrainian Railways) has chosen Metinvest-SMC to supply 25.4 thousand tons of construction materials worth 616.05 million UAH.
In particular, the railroad intends to buy 25435 tons of sections, encased piles and construction elements of railroad and tramways of hot-treated steel. Metinvest-SMC has to deliver the products by the year-end. (Ukrainian metal)
In May Ukraine exported $150.18 million worth of long rolled metal products, with imports on the level of $14.42 million. According to the State Fiscal Service, Russia was the largest importer of Ukrainian long rolled metal in May ($21.17 million). In January-May Ukraine exported $675.77 million worth of long rolled metal products, while imports totaled…Details
Month Russian market, $/t, DDP, without VAT, $1/RUR66.0825* Ukrainian market, $/t, without VAT, DDP, $1/UAH25.166* min max min max April 650 890 760 900 May 640 940 760 900 * – Ukrainian Hrivna and Russian Rouble exchange rates are as of 31.05.16 according to the National Bank of Ukraine and the Central Bank of the…Details
A meeting of the State Commission for the Development of the Arctic Region presided by the deputy chairman of the government of the Russian Federation Dmitry Rogozin and attended by Nikolai Rogozhkin, envoy from the President of the Russian Federation in the Siberian Federal District, took place in the first two weeks of June on…Details
In May metal companies didn’t receive 79 thousand tons of scrap, according to the state enterprise Ukrpromvneshexpertisa. “Despite the decree prohibiting scrap export, the market was 79 thousand tons short. This forced metal companies to import raw materials (6 thousand tons of scrap and 18 thousand tons of hot-briquetted iron) and use too much pig…Details
Limitations of the throughput rate of the railroad stage Kamysh-Zarya – Volnovakha results in the failure with raw materials delivery to Azovstal and Mariupol Ilyich Iron and Steel Works, that have to decrease output, while Ukraine loses some $1.5 billion of revenues per year. According to Ilyich Works CEO Yuri Zinchenko, because of the lack…Details
Dneprovsky Iron and Steel Works plans to stop its blast furnace No. 9 for capital repairs on June 25.
According to the company statement, the repairs will last for 1 month.
The overhaul will see the replacement of 46 cold kilns, charging equipment, notch plugging and breaking machine and the kiln shell. (Ukrainian metal)
The state enterprise Ukrpromvneshexpertisa believes the square billet prices in July will decrease by $5-10 per ton MoM, to $300-310 per ton FOB Black Sea. Rolled metal price drop has to do with the Ramadan in the Near East and the season of vacations in Europe. The demand for the square billets on the world…Details
Kola Mining and Metallurgical Company has won the regional stage of the Best Insurer (compulsory pension insurance) competition hosted by the Pension Fund of the Russian Federation for its performance in 2015. The competition has been hosted by the Pension Fund of Russia since 2011. Its main goal is to improve social responsibility of employers…Details
In May Zaporozhye Ferro Alloys Plant produced 24.4 thousand tons of ferroalloys, up by 1.6% MoM, or by 0.4 thousand tons.
According to the company statement, in January-May it produced 110.6 thousand tons of ferroalloys, down by 13.1% YoY, or by 16.7 thousand tons. (Ukrainian metal)
In May Ukraine produced 84.7 thousand tons of manganese concentrate and sinter, up by 43.2% MoM, or by 36.6 thousand tons.
According to the Association of Ukrainian Ferroalloy Producers, in January-May manganese concentrate and sinter output decreased by 46.1% YoY, or by 221.8 thousand tons, to 259.6 thousand tons. (Ukrainian metal)
In May Ukraine imported $8.07 million worth of manganese ore, while imports reached $0.1 million.
According to the State Fiscal Service, in May Ukraine imported mostly from Australia ($2.85 million).
In January-May manganese imports totaled $31.22 million, while exports were on the level of $1.23 million. (Ukrainian metal)
The deputy minister of energy and coal industry of Ukraine Dmitry Labozhenko has discussed prospects of cooperation in modernization of state coal companies with the representatives of the State Development Bank of China. Ukraine has already received Chinese credit to modernize a Lisichanskugol mine ($85 million). In 2012 Naftogaz Ukrainy signed an agreement with the…Details
The Commercial court of Lugansk region decided to collect the debt of 742.35 million UAH from Alchevsk Iron and Steel Works for electricity provided by the Lugansk power company. According to the decree, the works has also to pay 151.43 million UAH of fines. The power company states, that Ukraine-uncontrolled territories of Lugansk region receive…Details
The Zarechnaya mine is being taken from Lvivugol. Vladimir Lokshina has been appointed the acting director of the mine. The mine was put into operation in 1970 and joined Lvivugol in 2003. According to the Cabinet of Ministers decree of 2015 the mine was included in the list of profitless companies to be shut down.…Details
Donetsk Iron and Steel Works has resumed operation after a forced delay following the partial stop of railroad connection in the ATO zone. The works has already produced 1.5 thousand tons of pig iron. At the same time Alchevsk Iron and Steel Works has been working at low capacities for a week. It produces some…Details
ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih has started producing a new type of reinforcement steel – A400 die-rolled section rebar with 6 mm diameter according to DSTU 3760:2006. Such rebars are used in housing and industrial construction. “We have increased the range of our rolled products from 22 types to 56. The new A400 rebars have been developed…Details
ArcelorMIttal Kriviy Rih has dismissed three members of the supervisory board ahead of time. Among them is the ex-head of the President Secretariat Oleg Rybachuk. According to the company statement, Frantisek Chowaniec and Gerhard Renz have also been dismissed. At the same time ArcelorMittal Berislav has dismissed Wilhelmer Michael from the office of the supervisory…Details
The state enterprise “Ukrpromvneshexpertiza” believes scrap prices to fall in the summer period. Local prices will be on the level of 3300-4100 UAH per ton till mid-July, and 3300-3800 UAH per ton till mid-August. HMS 1&2 CIF Turkey will cost $210-250 per ton. In May – early June scrap price dropped from $325 per ton…Details
In May Ukraine received 301 thousand tons of scrap while it needed 375 thousand tons. “Scrap deficiency went up 2 times YoY from the year start”, said Interpipe finance director Denis Morozov. The company explains increase of the scrap deficiency in May with the activization of exports. Despite the court decree 113 thousand tons of…Details
In May Ukraine exported $65.93 million worth of ferroalloys, while imports reached $6.1 million.
According to the State Fiscal Service, Italy was the largest importer of Ukrainian ferroalloys in May ($15.97 million).
In January-May Ukraine exported $274.03 million worth of ferroalloys, with imports on the level of $31.03 million. (Ukrainian metal)
The supervisory board of Trubostal has dismissed Vladimir Dzyuba from the office of the general director and appointed Vladimir Sparinyak, who previously worked as the sales director of Metinvest SMC. Dzyuba was appointed on February 1, 2015. Sparinyak has been appointed till December 31, 2016. In 2015 Trubostal received 4 million UAH of net profits,…Details
In May Ukraine exported $32.8 million worth of pig iron, while imports were on the level of $0.06 million.
According to the State Fiscal Service, Turkey was the major importer of Ukrainian pig iron in May ($14.49 million).
In January-May Ukraine exported $152.84 million worth of pig iron, with imports at $0.24 million. (Ukrainian metal)
NLMK Group has extended the management board of NLMK International B.V., a holding company for NLMK’s international assets. The number of board members has been increased to five with the appointment of Mr. Cornelius Louwrens to the newly introduced position of director of operational efficiency. Mr. Louwrens has over 20 years’ experience in senior positions…Details
The supervisory board of the machine-building works “Svet Shakhtera” has appointed Alexander Kovalchuk chairman of the board. According to the company statement, Irina Kiryanova, Gennady Vysotsky, Alexander Dyatlov, Vadim Leontiev and Vadim Dergousov have been appointed members of the supervisory board. At the same time Larisa Rak, Victor Kirilenko and Leonid Yevglevsky have been dismissed…Details
In May Ukraine produced 6551 thousand tons of iron ore and concentrate, up by 1.5% MoM, or by 97 thousand tons. In particular, iron ore production decreased by 2.4% MoM, or by 27 thousand tons, to 1111 thousand tons, while that of iron ore concentrate went up by 2.3% MoM, or by 124 thousand tons,…Details
In July Ukraine will produce 2.2 million tons of steel, 2.1 million tons of pig iron and 1.9 million tons of rolled metal, Metallurgprom believes. Railroaders strike in late May – early June paralyzed raw materials and products deliveries to and from some metal and coke companies, and this resulted in a considerable decrease of…Details
The head of the Donetsk region Pavel Zhebrivsky together with the people’s deputy Sergey Sazhko and the local authorities visited Krasnogorovka Refractory Works. The company has been idle for 2 years. Now it plans to start operating and employ some 500 people. “The works ceased operating because of the active military activities and the absence…Details
In May Ukraine imported $21.79 million worth of coke, while exports reached $2.29 million.
According to the State Fiscal Service, Poland supplied most of the coke ($13.51 million).
In January-May Ukraine imported $75.49 million worth of coke, with exports on the level of $10.81 million. (Ukrainian metal)