Ukraine: Electrostal output down in H1 2016

In January-June Electrostal produced 161726.99 tons of continuous-cast billets, down by 28.3% YoY. According to the company statement, in June it produced 38721.26 tons of billets, down from 41532.71 tons in May. Most of the products the company exports. In particular, in June it exported 38699.79 tons of billets. In January and most of February…

Ukraine: Metinvest-SMC to supply 25 thousand tons of metal to Ukrzaliznytsia

Ukrzaliznytsia has ordered 25.43 thousand tons of railroad construction materials valued at 626.05 million UAH from Metinvest-SMC.

The Ukrainian Railways will buy open sections, encased piles as well as railroad and tramways construction elements of steel. All the products must be supplied this year. The agreement was concluded on June 30. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: titanium ore export-import in H1 2016

In January-June Ukraine exported 172.4 thousand tons of titanium-containing ore and concentrate valued at $35.26 million, up by 51.6% and by 27.2% YoY respectively. According to the State Fiscal Service, most products went to Russia (42.9%), USA (16.03%) and the Czech Republic (14.82%). In January-June Ukraine imported 2 tons of titanium-containing ore and concentrate from…

Ukraine: nickel ore export-import in H1 2016

In January-June Ukraine imported 674.67 thousand tons of nickel ore and concentrate valued at $35.54 million, down by 11.2% and by 24.3% YoY respectively. All the products came from Guatemala. In H1 Ukraine exported 303 tons of nickel ore valued at $60 thousand. Last year it didn’t export nickel ore. Most exports went to Hong…

Metals of Ukraine & Russia: beams (structural steel), May 2016

Month

Russian market, $/t, EXW, without VAT, $1/RUR66.0825*

min

max

April

517

655

May

570

710

* – 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)

Metals of Ukraine & Russia: round billets (structural steel), May 2016

Month

Ukrainian market, $/t, without VAT, EXW, $1/UAH25.166*

min

max

April

327

327

May

422

422

* – 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)

Ukraine: Interpipe hiring specialists with no experience

Interpipe has been hiring young specialists without industrial experience but capable of training and self-development. “We’re creating a team of professionals from other well-known companies in the CIS and people with no experience, but wanting to learn”, said the company R&D director Gennady Yesaulov. In particular, employees without experience are needed in steel production. “We…

Ukraine: AMKR to shut down BF, coking batteries and sinter shop

ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih will shut down one of its blast furnaces; two coking batteries and a sintering shop because they don’t correspond to the environmental directives of EU according to BAT. “Ukraine has no BAT norms as yet, but AMKR European companies have already switched to them”, said the company environmental director Liana Maksimenko. AMKR…

Ukraine: HBI imports up in H1 2016

According to the State Fiscal Service, in January-June Ukrainian metal companies imported 45.04 thousand tons of hot-briquetted iron valued at $7.18 million, up 7 times and 4.3 times YoY respectively. In June Ukraine imported 0.62 thousand tons of HBI, with 17.63 thousand tons in May, 12.82 thousand tons in April, 11.99 thousand tons in March…

Ukraine: Zaporizhstal BF4 to face overhaul

According to its program of technical modernization Zaporizhstal has stopped its blast furnace No. 4 for capital repairs with elements of reconstruction and modernization. The total cost of the overhaul will reach 170 million UAH. The modernization will decrease coke expense and provide for the smooth operation of the equipment. In 2014 BF No. 4…

Ukraine: coke export-import in H1 2016

In January-June Ukraine exported 105.68 thousand tons of coke valued at $13.09 million, up by 34.7% and down by 8.3% YoY respectively. According to the State Fiscal Service customs statistics, the main importers of Ukrainian coke were Georgia (49.26%), Bulgaria (9.85%) and Belarus (9.67%). In H1 2016 Ukraine imported 711.86 thousand tons of coke valued…

Metals of Ukraine & Russia: foundry pig iron, May 2016

Month

Ukrainian market, $/t, without VAT, EXW, $1/UAH25.166*

min

max

April

285

285

May

283

310

* – 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)

Ukraine: Coal Energy to sell Donetsk mine

Coal Energy S.A. board of directors decided to sell its Donbassuglerazrabotka (Vasily Veliky mine, Donetsk) to minimize losses. “To bring the mine to the profitable level will require too much investments, while ours are highly limited”, said the company in its statement. Coal Energy unites 10 coalmines and processing units. In July 2015 – June…