Ukraine: metal output in January-September 2016

In January-September Ukraine produced 18.32 million tons of carbon steel, up by 7.4% YoY. Pig iron output went up by 11.75%, to 17.88 million tons, that of rolled metal – by 7.7%, to 16.13 million tons. Ukraine also produced 9.69 million tons of coke, up by 15.1% YoY, and 623.1 thousand tons of steel pipes,…

Metals of Ukraine & Russia: round billets (ordinary steel), August 2016

Month

Ukrainian market, $/t, without VAT, EXW, $1/UAH25.489*

min

max

July

346

418

August

346

379

* – Ukrainian Hrivna and Russian Ruble exchange rates are as of 31.08.16 according to the National Bank of Ukraine and the Central Bank of the Russian Federation. (Ukrainian Metal)

Ukraine: TPPs short of coal

The energy-generating companies of the thermal power plants need 340 thousand tons of coal to meet the goal stipulated by the Ministry of energy and coal mining. In particular the companies are 160 thousand tons short of anthracite coals and 180 thousand tons of gas-generating coals. According to the stocking plan, as of November 1,…

Ukraine: separatists ready to resume coal deliveries

Authorities of the Russia-supported terrorist-occupied part of Donbass can resume deliveries of coal to Ukraine if the Ukrainian side fulfils the political issues of the Minsk agreements. Because of the conflict in the East Ukraine lost access to most of its mines. The militants-occupied territories contain the most profitable mines, while Ukraine-controlled companies produce cheap…

Metals of Ukraine & Russia: squares (ordinary steel), August 2016

Month

Ukrainian market, $/t, without VAT, EXW, $1/UAH25.489*

min

max

July

418

418

August

418

418

* – Ukrainian Hrivna and Russian Ruble exchange rates are as of 31.08.16 according to the National Bank of Ukraine and the Central Bank of the Russian Federation. (Ukrainian Metal)

Ukraine: Volynugol to be reorganized

The new director of Volynugol Alexander Zorin could reorganize the enterprise, according to the Volyn regional state administration (RSA) chairman Vladimir Gunchik. He said Zorin had to prepare the reorganization plan by October 10-11. Then it will have to be approved of at Novovolynsk city council, Volyn RSA and the Ministry of energy and coal…

Metals of Ukraine & Russia: scrap (grade 2a), July 2016

Month

Ukrainian market, $/t, without VAT, FCA, $1/UAH24.798*

min

max

June

149

154

July

139

144

* – Ukrainian Hrivna and Russian Ruble exchange rates are as of 31.07.16 according to the National Bank of Ukraine and the Central Bank of the Russian Federation. (Ukrainian Metal)

Russia: zinc and lead output down in August 2016

In January-August Russia decreased raw lead output by 4.6% YoY, while that of raw zinc increased by 4.4%.

According to the Federal Service of State Statistics, in August raw lead output dropped by 18.2% YoY, while that of zinc – by 10.1%. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: Centravis pipes used at most NPPs and TPPS

On October 10, the national nuclear energy-generating company Energoatom plans to buy 530.48 million UAH worth of equipment to repair refrigerators of the Zaporozhye Nuclear Power Plant. It plans to use welded pipes, which could lead to the second Chernobyl. According to the Centravis Production Ukraine regional sales department director Denis Knyazhentsev, the company pipes…