Ukraine: metal output to fall in 2015

In 2015 Ukrainian metal companies are expected to produce 23 million tons of steel, 22 million tons of pig iron and 20 million tons of rolled metal, all down by 15%, 11% and 16% YoY respectively.

Ukraine: Metinvest-PromServis welcomes new employees

Azovstal Iron and Steel Works repairmen have joined Metinvest-PromServis, and that positively affects their salary.

Ukraine: miners threaten to lap Yagodin customs

The Independent Miners Union of Ukraine, Volynugol and Novovolynskaya mine #1 have decided to invade the Yagodin customs if they are not paid 2.5-months salary debts.

Ukraine: railroad tariffs rise to result in miners strikes

Increase in railroad tariffs would worsen the coal industry crisis, leaving dozens of thousand of miners jobless.

Ukraine: Pervomayskaya mine to cause an industrial disaster

The administration of Lugansk region has reported that due to the halt of the Pervomayskaya mine bilge complex mine waters could cause an industrial disaster.

Ukraine: Lisichanskugol defends coal-processing contracts

The Lugansk District Administrative Court named illegal the claims of the State Financial Inspection to recover debts from Lisichanskugol and cancel its agreement to process coal with Processing Factory #105.

Ukraine: Zaporozhye Iron Ore Complex output down in January-November 2015

In January-November Zaporozhye Iron Ore Complex (Dneprorudnoye, Zaporozhye region) produced 4.1 million tons of iron ore, down by 2.4% YoY.

Ukraine: DSS output down in January-November 2015

In January-November Dneprospetsstal (Zaporozhye) produced 143 thousand tons of rolled metal, down by 13.3% YoY.

Ukraine: Dneprometiz starts producing spring wire

Dneprometiz is now capable of producing a new product – 1.4-2.2 mm diameter spring wire according to GOST 9389.

Ukraine: SevGOK gets new phone station

Vega has installed the digital phone line at the Severniy Mining and Processing Works instead of the old one.

Ukraine: ZZF to stop exporting ferrosilicomanganese to Russia

Zaporozhye Ferro Alloys Plant could stop ferrosilicomanganese exports to Russia altogether if the Eurasian Economic Commission implements the import duty of 26.35%.

Ukraine: Metinvest signs standstill with its creditors

On December 1, Metinvest signed a standstill with the group of its creditors on pre-export financing till February 2016.

Ukraine: coal export-import in January-November 2015

In January-November Ukraine imported $1509.52 million worth of coal (black coal and anthracite), with $136.52 in November.

Ukraine: Lvivugol clears 50% of salary debts

Lvivugol has sent 15 million UAH to pay October salary to its miners.

Ukraine: Yenakievo output down in November 2015

In January-November Yenakievo Iron and Steel Works, situated in the Russia-supported terrorist-occupied zone, produced 1.64 million tons of rolled metal, down by 10.5% YoY.

Ukraine: Dneprometiz puts wet drawing line into operation

Dneprometiz has put a new line of low-carbon 0.6-1.2 mm diameter wire wet drawing line into operation. The line was created according to Dneprometiz technical order on the basis of the SKET UDZWGT-320/11 wet drawing shop.

Ukraine: scrap export-import in January-November 2015

In January-November Ukraine increased ferrous scrap exports by 40.4% or by 43% YoY (depending on the comparison base).

Ukraine: government deals with scrap shortage

The Verkhovnaya Rada of Ukraine has received a decree to implement changes to Article 4 of the Ukrainian Decree “On metal scrap”.