Ukraine: PGOK pellets output in January-April 2016

In January-April Poltava Mining and Processing Works, a part of Ferrexpo, produced 3.85 million tons of iron ore pellets.

The company exported 3.99 million tons of pellets to Europe, Near East, Japan, China and Korea.

In 2015 PGOK received 5.79 billion UAH of losses. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: flat rolled metal export-import in January-April 2016

In April Ukraine exported $152.82 million worth of flat rolled metal, with imports on the level of $39.66 million.

According to the State Fiscal Service, one of the main importers of Ukrainian flats was Russia ($22.12 million).

In January-April Ukraine exported $516.54 million worth of flats, while imports totaled $141.01 million. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: steel semis export-import in April 2016

In April Ukraine exported $187.28 million worth of steel semi-finished products, while imports reached $0.72 million.

According to the State Fiscal Service, the main importer of steel semis in April was Egypt ($52.38 million).

In January-April Ukraine exported $688.66 million worth of steel semi-finished products, with imports on the level of $3.84 million. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: Kiev increases aluminum capacities

A new aluminum producing line has been opened in the Kiev region. “This is an up-to-date company capable of producing 10 thousand tons of aluminum per year”, said AMTT chairman Vasiliy Lakey. “The line is fully automated. Investments totaled 200 million UAH. We make plans to export our products as well”, he added. AMTT is…

Ukraine: ferroalloys export-import in April 2016

In April Ukraine exported $54.56 million worth of ferroalloys, while imports reached $9.87 million.

According to the State Fiscal Service, the main importer of Ukrainian ferroalloys in April was Italy ($12.51 million).

In January-April Ukraine exported $208.1 million worth of ferroalloys, while imports totaled $24.84 million. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: steel pipe output down in April 2016

In April Ukraine produced 72 thousand tons of steel pipes, down by 10% MoM, or by 8 thousand tons.

According to Metallurgprom, in January-April pipe output went down by 10.4% YoY, or by 30 thousand tons, to 259 thousand tons. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: steel pipes export-import in April 2016

In April Ukraine exported $28.79 million worth of steel pipes, while imports totaled $6.51 million.

According to the State Fiscal Service, one of the main importers of Ukrainian pipes in April was Russia ($5.13 million).

In January-April Ukraine exported $122.2 million worth of steel pipes, with imports on the level of $44.36 million. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: Ferrexpo clears pre-export financing

Ferrexpo Plc, controlling Poltava and Yeristovo Mining and Processing Works, has cleared $103 million of its pre-export financing.

“As of April 30, $103 million of debts and interests were cleared”, said the company in its statement.

The group also has an outdated VAT debt of $10 million. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: iron ore export-import in April 2016

In April Ukraine exported $172.81 million worth of iron ore, while imports reached $8.32 million.

According to the State Fiscal Service, the main importer in April was China ($84.7 million).

In January-April Ukraine exported $511.34 million worth of iron ore, while imports totaled $37.61 million. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: long rolled products export-import in April 2016

In April Ukraine exported $148.45 million worth of long rolled products, while imports totaled $11.65 million.

According to the State Fiscal Service, one of the main importers in April was Iraq ($20.72 million).

In January-April Ukraine exported $525.67 million worth of long rolled metal with imports on the level of $41.85 million. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: pig iron output up in April 2016

In April pig iron output in Ukraine went up by 0.7% MoM, or by 15 thousand tons, to 2063 thousand tons.

According to Metallurgprom, in January-April Ukraine produced 7916 thousand tons of pig iron, up by 23% YoY, or by 1480 thousand tons. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: rolled metal output up in April 2016

In April Ukraine produced 2016 thousand tons of rolled metal, up by 6.6% MoM, or by 125 thousand tons.

According to Metallurgprom, in January-April rolled metal output went up by 18.5% YoY, or by 1143 thousand tons, to 7311 thousand tons. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: steel output up in April 2016

In April Ukraine produced 2197 thousand tons of steel, up by 1.1% MoM, or by 23 thousand tons.

According to Metallurgprom, in January-April steel output increased by 17% YoY, or by 1206 thousand tons, to 8280 thousand tons. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: Zaporizhstal saves on river transports

Zaporizhstal successfully delivers metal to its clients through the Zaporozhye river port, decreasing transportation time and logistics expenses. According to the sales director Vladimir Kolomiets, the works saves $2-4 per ton when shipping by river as compared with railroad delivery. The company also decreases its transportation expenses, by bringing metal to the port by automobiles,…

Ukraine: ferrous scrap export-import in April 2016

In April Ukraine exported $14.37 million worth of ferrous metals scrap, with imports on the level of $0.24 million.

According to the State Fiscal Service, the main importer of Ukrainian scrap in April was Turkey ($14.23 million).

In January-April scarp exports totaled $16.84 million, while imports were on the level of $1.78 million. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: Kremenchuk Steel Works appoints chairman

Supervisory board of Kremenchuk Steel Works has appointed Victor Samusenko chairman of the board.

According to the company statement, Rostislav Dubrov, Andrei Klimenko and Stanislav Tyzha were reelected members of the board.

Tyzha was appointed acting chairman on January 13. The next day chairman of the board Dmitry Chernenko was dismissed. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: Mariupol Ilyich expecting Balczun to increase Ukrzaliznytsia effectiveness

Metinvest expects that the general manager of Ukrzaliznytsia Wojciech Balczun will work on the improvement of the company effectiveness. “We hope that all the tariff payments that Ukrzaliznytsia receives from metal companies, will be spent on fuel, spare parts and new locomotives, so that the company increases its effectiveness. The tariffs have been increased several…

Ukraine: AMKR to shut down open-hearth manufacture

ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih intends to shut down its open-hearth manufacture when it completes its project of gas-purifying machine assembly at the converter shop. “The operation of the open-hearth furnace was closely connected with the gas-purifying machine project in the converter shop. The sooner we finish the project, the sooner we will close the open-hearth manufacture”,…