Ukraine: Svet Shakhtera elects chairman

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…

Ukraine: Metallurgprom forecast on metal output in July 2016

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…

Ukraine: coke export-import in January-May 2016

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)

Ukraine: pig iron output up in May 2016

In May Ukraine produced 2246 thousand tons of pig iron, up by 8.9% MoM, or by 183 thousand tons.

In January-May pig iron production went up by 21.5% YoY, or by 1798 thousand tons, to 10162 thousand tons. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: rolled metal output down in May 2016

In May Ukraine produced 2003 thousand tons of rolled metal, down by 0.6% MoM, or by 13 thousand tons.

In January-May rolled metal output increased by 16.4% YoY, or by 1309 thousand tons, to 9314 thousand tons. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: iron ore export-import in May 2016

In May Ukraine exported $164.17 million worth of iron ore, while imports totaled $7.24 million.

According to the State Fiscal Service, most imports came from China ($59.79 million).

In January-May Ukraine exported $675.52 million, with imports at $46.45 million. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: AMKR elects supervisory chairman

Supervisory board of ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih has elected Davinder Chugh its chairman.

Chugh worked as the AM board member responsible for Asia, Africa and CIS. He has been appointed for an indefinite time. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: steel output up in May 2016

In May Ukraine produced 2307 thousand tons of steel, up by 5% MoM, or by 110 thousand tons.

In January-May steel production increased by 14.5% YoY, or by 1337 thousand tons, to 10587 thousand tons. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: scrap export-import in May 2016

In May Ukraine exported $19.4 million worth of ferrous metals, while imports reached $1.09 million.

According to the State Fiscal Service, the largest importer of Ukrainian scrap in May was Turkey ($19.4 million).

In January-May Ukraine exported $36.25 million worth of ferrous metals, with imports on the level of $2.87 million. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: Ukrmet and Metallurgprom unite

Ukrainian Association of Ferrous Metallurgy Companies (Ukrmet) and Metallurgprom have united into Ukrmetallurgprom.

“There were two organizations in Ukraine that supported interests of the metal makers. They were Metallurgprom and Ukrmet”, said the Ukrmetallurgprom vice-president Dmitry Belokurov.

Alexander Kalenkov was elected the president of the company. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Norilsk Nickel and BASF reaffirm mutual interest in long-term cooperation

Norilsk Nickel, a global nickel and palladium major, and BASF, a leader in the chemical industry, have made a joint statement regarding continuing their relationship based on the mutual exchange of ideas as well as information regarding market opportunities. As leaders in their respective industries, their joint purpose is to create innovative technologies that add…

Ukraine: Evraz Sukhaya Balka ore output down in January-May 2016

In January-May Evraz Sukhaya Balka produced 1.05 million tons of iron ore, down by 8.2% YoY.

According to a company representative, in May it mined 261 thousand tons of ore.

In 2015 Evraz Sukhaya Balka produced 2.81 million tons of ore, down by 2.7% YoY. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: Lvivugol pays 21 million UAH for self-rescuers

Lvivugol has ordered the Promtorg company delivery of filter equipment valued at 29.02 million UAH.

In particular, it will buy 21.19 million UAH worth of self-rescuers (7408 UAH per piece). Lvivugol also ordered other self-rescuers at 5821 UAH per piece and dummy cartridges at 2474 UAH per piece. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: Centravis opens a Near East office

Centravis has established an official representative in UAE. “The constantly operating office will help us work with the buyers locally and increase exports from Ukraine”, said the company in its statement. “At present Ukrainian economy needs money from abroad, as well as development and diversification of export markets. And if the European market is gradually…