In January Donetsk region witnessed a slight decrease of metal output – by 0.1%, with coke output down by 9%, all MoM.
The future of the steel construction depends on the state policy in attracting investments and on the Ukrainian metal construction sales on new markets.
A Zaporozhye private company tried to export over 200 tons of ferrosilicon valued at 360 thousand UAH to Moldova. Export duty for this alloy is 0%.
In January Ukraine produced 6544 thousand tons of iron ore and iron ore concentrate, down by 3.2% MoM, or by 2156 thousand tons.
In February Corum Group shipped a batch of transforming substations to Viru Keemia Grupp (Estonia).
In March square billet prices will be on the February level, says state enterprise Ukrpromvneshexpertisa analyst Oleg Gnitetsky.
Energomashspetsstal will produce 226 tons of die tooling parts for VSMPO-Avisma (Russia).
In 2015 Ukraine exported mostly raw materials and semi-finished products.
In 2016 Corum Group plans to start selling stage loaders.
In January Ukraine produced 1920 thousand tons of pig iron, down by 2% MoM, or by 39 thousand tons.
Sberbank Rossii demands Zaporizhstal accounts and assets worth 249 million UAH to be arrested.
The ministry of economical development and trade wants to keep high scrap export levels despite the catastrophic shortages on the local market.
In January Ukraine produced 53 thousand tons of steel pipes, down by 29.3% MoM, or by 22 thousand tons.
In 2015 Mezhdurechensky Mining and Processing Works produced 158.9 thousand tons of concentrate, up by 9.6% YoY.
In January Ukraine produced 1938 thousand tons of steel, up by 0.4% MoM, or by 7 thousand tons.
The Ministry of economical development and trade plans to create a list of equipment needed to conduct operations with metal scrap.
Marganets and Ordzhonikidze Mining and Processing Works have been idle since the year start. This is explained by the drastic fall of manganese concentrate and sinter demand fall – the works simply cannot sell their products.
In 2016 Corum Group plans to start repairing bulky machinery.