Ukraine: steel suffering from low quality

The quality of Ukrainian steel is low, while its prime cost is high.

Ukraine out of world steel makers list

Ukraine has left the TOP-10 world producers of steel, but has still increased its output YoY.

Ukraine: Metinvest fixes blown up bridge

Metinvest has finished repairing the railroad bridge over river Kalchik. The bridge, that connected Mariupol Ilyich and Azovstal Iron and Steel Works with the ports, was blown on December 23, 2014.

Ukraine: Donetsk region metal output up in September 2015

In January-September Donetsk region (without the antiterrorist operation zone) decreased its industrial output by 41.1%. At the same time September results were 16.9% better YoY.

Ukraine: Crimean titanium exported through state ports

The Ukrainian oligarch Dmitry Firtash illegally brings Crimean Titanium Works metal to the territory of Ukraine and then exports it as Ukrainian products.

Ukraine: black coal stocks up in September 2015

As of October 1, Ukraine (without the temporarily occupied Crimea and the ATO zone) stocks of black coal increased by 13.6% YoY, to 6749.4 thousand tons.

Ukraine: DTEK Pavlogradskoe Mine Group mined 3 million tons of coal

Pavlogradskoe Mine Group has mined its 3rd million tons of coal one month earlier.

Ukraine: court to take Akhmetov’s mine

The Higher Economic Court of Kiev could invalidate the concession of the DTEK Rovenkiantracit. Centrenergo filed the case to the company and the Ministry for energy and coal industry of Ukraine.

Ukraine: DSS gets a credit

Dneprospetsstal electrometallurgical works named after Kuzmin has received a credit of $55419 thousand from the state Oschadbank with the fixed interest rate of 11%.

Ukraine: Evraz and OMK dropping Interpipe wheels

The Eurasian Economic Commission decided to impose a 5-year 4.75% antidumping duty on steel wheels (for manufacture of railroad cars and trams) imports from Ukraine. The duty could be imposed in the early 2016.

Ukraine: metal companies asking to solve scrap deficiency problem

Metinvest, ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih, Interpipe and Electrostal ask the Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseny Yatsenyuk to help solve the ferrous scrap deficiency problem.

Ukraine: Metinvest to restructure its debts

The largest Ukrainian private mining-metallurgical group Metinvest has started negotiations with its creditors as to the debt restructuring with possible variants in mind (change of the payment schedule, capitalization, some debt adjustment, etc.).

Ukraine: Stepnaya mine implements the world’s first technique of safe rock transportation

Stepnaya mine, a part of DTEK Pervomayskoye Mine Group, has introduced a new technique of safe transportation of the rock with the help of hanging diesel-hydraulic engines and containers with bottom offloading. The trial samples of containers have been designed and produced at Ferrit (Czech republic).

Ukraine: energy companies suffering losses at coal imports

Ukrainian energy-generating companies purchase around 40 thousand tons of anthracite coal daily from the terrorist-occupied mines of Donbass.

Ukraine: coke output down in September 2015

In September Ukraine produced 1049 thousand tons of bulk coke (6% moisture), down by 2.1%, or by 22 thousand tons MoM.

Ukraine: coke export-import up in September 2015

In September Ukraine imported $17.65 million tons of coke, with exports on the level of $5.37 million.

Ukraine: Krasnograd Processing Factory to go bankrupt

The energy and coal industry minister Vladimir Demchishyn has announced the start of the bankruptcy process over the Krasnograd Central Processing Factory (Lviv region).

Ukraine: new financial director appointed at Centravis

Centravis Production Ukraine has appointed Alexander Grabar a new financial director.

Ukraine: UGOK puts new grinder into operation

Yuzhny Mining and Processing Works (UGOK) has put a new grinding machine KMD-220T6-D worth 29 million UAH into operation.

Ukraine: manganese ore export-import in January-September 2015

In September Ukraine imported $10.33 million worth of manganese ore, with exports at $1.19 million.

Ukraine: iron ore export-import in January-September 2015

In September Ukraine exported $187.88 million worth of iron ore, with imports on the level of $3.53 million.

Ukraine: Evraz output down in Q3 2015

In the third quarter of 2015 Ukrainian companies of Evraz produced 133 thousand tons of coke, down by 29.6% QoQ. Evraz accuses Ukrainian metal companies of low demand for its coke.

Ukraine: ZTMK passes aerospace standards audit

Zaporozhye Titanium and Magnesium Works, a part of Group DF, has passed the certification audit for the compliance with the aerospace standards.

Ukraine: ferroalloys export-import in January-September 2015

In September Ukraine exported $48.4 million worth of ferroalloys, while imports reached $6.58 million.

Ukraine: share of coal imports grows

In January-September coal imports from Russia fell by 31% YoY, to 3.7 million tons. In September Russia supplied 902 thousand tons of coal.

Ukraine: SAR coal to arrive by December 2015

Deliveries of the South African coal for Ukrainian thermal power stations, that have been experiencing shortages of it due to the military activity in Donbass, are expected at the end of November.