Ukraine: Turkey interested in Lvivugol

Turkish investors plan to modernize Lvivugol mines and buy coal.

According to the Lviv regional state administration, managers of Lvivugol met the Turkish delegation and discussed financing of mine modernization.

The Ministry of energy and coal industry has postponed the privatization of coalmines for indefinite time due to the large debts. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: Volynugol director resigns

General director of Volynugol Valentin Kiselev has resigned after his meeting with the minister of energy and coal industry Igor Nasalik.

Earlier the mine groups of Volyn have asked the minister and the director of coal and peat department Anatoly Korsun to fire Valentin Kiselev from his office. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: HBI imports up in January-April 2016

In January-April Ukraine imported 26.77 thousand tons of hot-briquetted iron (a substitute for scrap), up 9.6 times YoY.

All the imports came from Russia.

According to the State Fiscal Service, Ukraine spent $3.7 million on imports, up 4.5 times YoY. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: Ferrexpo pellets output down in January-April 2016

In January-April Ferrexpo, owner of Poltava and Yeristovo Mining and Processing Works, produced 3.85 million tons of pellets, down by 1.7% YoY.

At the same time, concentrate output increased by 2.6%, to 4.85 million tons.

In April the group produced 973 thousand tons of pellets and 1.17 million tons of concentrate. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: ZZF ends 2015 with losses

In 2015 Zaporozhye Ferro Alloys Plant received 154.95 million UAH of losses.

According to the company statement, its net income increased by 29% YoY, or by 1143.68 million UAH, to 5057.77 million UAH. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: AMKR expecting financial results increase

In 2016 ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih expects to see substantial financial results increase.

“The price situation is improving, we can feel it. If there are no surprises, I’m sure 2016 will be much better than 2015”, said the company CEO Paramjit Kahlon.

AMKR also intends to increase output by 7% YoY. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Mechel 2015 operational results

Mechel, one of the leading Russian mining and metals companies, announces 2015 operational results. Production: Product 2015, thousand tons 2014, thousand tons % Q4 2015, thousand tons Q3 2015, thousand tons % Run-of-mine coal 23,181 22,624 +2 5,776 5,957 -3 Pig iron 4,065 3,946 +3 1,006 1,014 -1 Steel 4,321 4,269 +1 1,081 1,093 -1…

Ukraine: Kharkiv to supply by-product coke complexes to India

India has invited Ukrainian companies to cooperate in metal, chemical, machine-building and textile industries. “Ukraine is interested in providing services to India, in particular in construction and reconstruction of by-product coke complexes”, said Elena Balbekova, director of the international trade and economical cooperation and European integration department of the Ministry of economical development and trade.…

Ukraine: coal export-import in April 2016

In January-April Ukraine imported $463.92 million worth of coal, including $106.65 million in April. According to the State Fiscal Service, Russia supplied $287.41 million worth of coal, USA – $62.38 million, Australia – $35.68 million, while other countries supplied $78.44 million worth of coal. The total imports of the coal reached 5350.46 thousand tons. At…

Ukraine: coke export-import in January-April 2016

In January-April Ukraine imported 342.58 thousand tons of coke, down by 62% YoY, valued at $50.73 million, down by 70.07%. The main suppliers were Poland (62.21%) and Russia (34.57%). According to the State Fiscal Service, Ukraine increased coke exports by 26.5% YoY, to 69.76 thousand tons, valued at $8.52 million, down by 13.4% YoY. The…

Ukraine: pig iron exports up in January-April 2016

In January-April Ukraine exported 698 thousand tons of steel-smelting pig iron, up by 19.2% YoY.

According to the State Fiscal Service, pig iron exports brought Ukraine $120.04 million UAH, down by 27.4% YoY.

Most exports went to Turkey (29.74%), USA (26.67%) and Italy (20.54%). (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: AMKR held international blast furnace operators conference

On May 12, ArcelorMittal Kryviy Rih hosted the international scientific-production conference of blast furnace operators “PCI in Blast Furnace Process: commissioning experience and solving issues”. The representatives of major steel companies, unions and holdings of Ukraine as well as representatives of Ukrainian and international companies and scientific-project organizations took part in it. The participants of…