Ukraine: DEMZ reelects CEO

Shareholders of Donetsk Electrometallurgical Plant have reelected Vladimir Nikitashev the company general director.

Ukraine: pig iron export-import in March 2016

In March Ukraine exported $21.47 million worth of pig iron, while imports reached $0.05 million.

Ukraine: ferronickel cost price up due to railroad tariff increase

The increase of the railroad tariffs has led to the increase of the ferronickel cost price at Pobuzhye Ferronickel Plant.

Ukraine: UMCC profits in 2015

In 2015 United Mining and Chemical Company received 632 million UAH of net profits.

Ukraine: Evraz Sukhaya Balka output down in Q1 2016

In January-March Evraz halted its Sukhaya Balka Works temporarily because of the low demand for iron ore.

Ukraine: BF5 repaired at Zaporizhstal

Zaporizhstal has finished capital repairs of the blast furnace #5.

Ukraine: NPTZ reelects CEO

The supervisory board of Nikopol South Pipe Works has reelected Olga Gorbova the company general director.

Ukraine: steel pipes export-import in March 2016

In March Ukraine exported $34.98 million worth of steel pipes, while imports reached $10.67 million.

Ukraine: Ogneupornerud fires a supervisory board member

Shareholders of Ogneupornerud have dismissed one supervisor board member and appointed two more instead.

Ukraine: ferroalloys export-import in March 2016

In March Ukraine exported $53.79 million worth of ferroalloys, with imports on the level of $4.84 million.

Ukraine: PFK decreases gas consumption

Pobuzhye Ferronickel Plant has finished switching its drying plant to pulverized coal.

Ukraine: new minister to decide on Volyn miners future

The newly appointed minister of energy and coal industry Igor Nasalik has promised to visit Novovolynsk as he intends to keep the coal industry in the region.

Ukraine: Coal Energy S. A. ups coal output

In March Coal Energy S. A., owner of a number of assets in Ukraine, produced 25.63 thousand tons of coal, up 3.3 times YoY, or by 17.96 thousand tons.

Ukraine: Zaporozhkoks starts supplying coke gas to Zaporizhstal

Zaporozhkoks has started supplying coke gas to Zaporizhstal.

Ukraine: DTEK to sell its Russian assets

DTEK plans to sell its Obukhovskaya Mine Group and Donskoy Antrazit (Russia).

Ukraine: Azovstal starts constructing PCI machine

Metinvest is going to spend $17 million on construction of the pulverized coal injection machine in the blast furnace #4 of Azovstal, and plans to switch all blast furnace manufacture at the works from the expensive natural gas to pulverized coal fuel.

Ukraine: scrap procurement down in Q1 2016

In January-March Ukraine procured 614 thousand tons of scrap. That’s the lowest result for the past 20 years. And the first time that the procurement can’t meet the local demand.

Ukraine: PFK to keep nickel output on 2015 level

In 2016 Pobuzhye Ferronickel Plant intends to keep nickel output on 2015 level.

Ukraine: Evraz Dneprodzerzhinsk Coke to decrease coke output

In 2016 Evraz Dneprodzerzhinsk By-product Coke Plant intends to decrease bulk 6% moisture coke output by 1.5% YoY, or by 9.8 thousand tons, to 659 thousand tons.

Ukraine: manganese ore export-import in March 2016

In March Ukraine exported $5.65 million worth of manganese ore, with exports on the level of $0.47 million.

Ukraine: Donetsk Rolling Works ends 2015 with profits

In 2015 Donetsk Metal Rolling Works received 15.1 million UAH of net profits.

Ukraine: steel semis export-import in March 2016

In March Ukraine exported $198.19 million worth of semi-finished steel products, with imports on the level of $1.12 million.