Ukraine: UGOK to increase development investments

Yuzhny Mining and Processing Works (UGOK) plans to increase its investments into development of the capacities to 922 million UAH in 2015, up by 32% YoY.

Metals of Ukraine & Russia: pellets, July 2015

Ukraine: Ilyich August 2015 galvanized rolled metal output at 30 thousand tons

In August Mariupol Ilyich Iron and Steel Works reached the maximum of its galvanized rolled metal output – 30 thousand tons. Half of the products were produced according to Eurostandards.

Metals of Ukraine & Russia: sinter ore, July 2015

Ukraine: steel pipes export-import in January-August 2015

In August Ukraine exported $37.2 million worth of steel pipes, with imports on the level of $6.91 million.

Ukraine: October 2015 to see 1.9 million tons of steel

Metallurgprom forecasts the steel output on the level of 1.9 million tons in October. Rolled metal and pig iron manufacture are expected at 1.8 million tons and 1.9 million tons respectively.

Ukraine: gas consumption by metal companies down in January-August 2015

In January-August Ukrainian metal companies consumed 1.38 billion cubic meters of gas, down by 22% YoY.

Ukraine: Metinvest renews iron ore deliveries to Alchevsk

The largest metal-mining company of Ukraine Metinvest renewed its iron ore supplies to Alchevsk Iron and Steel Works after it was relaunched in June.

Ukraine: ferrous metals exports revenues down in January-August 2015

In January-August Ukrainian companies received $5715.03 million for ferrous metals exports, down by 40.3% YoY.

Ukraine: 700 thousand tons of coal taken from the ATO zone in August 2015

The State administration of the railroad transport of Ukraine (Ukrzaliznytsya) has no problems with coal deliveries from the anti-terrorist operation zone in the East.

Ukraine: coal industry in crisis

To understand the impact of events in Donetsk and Lugansk on the Ukrainian coal industry, two main questions need to first be answered:

Ukraine: ferrous metals exports in H1 2015

In January-June Ukrainian companies exported 10.2 million tons of ferrous metals worth $4.2 billion, up by 26.7% and down by 42.1% YoY respectively.

Ukraine: minister admits ATO coal halt

The occupied territories face problems with fuel, machinery and railroad, said the Ministry for energy and coal ministry Vladimir Demchyshin.

Ukraine: scrap metal exports up in January-August 2015

In January-August Ukrainian companies exported 992.85 thousand tons of ferrous metals scrap worth $241.9 million, up by 56% or by 59% and by 10.6% or 22.7% YoY respectively.

Ukraine: Avdiivka Coke under threat of halting

The largest coke works in Europe – Avdiivka Coke and Chemical Works – could stop operating because of the lack of empty railroad cars.

Ukraine: Metinvest to buy Dneprodzerzhinsk Coke Works

Metinvest Group of Companies has applied to the Anti-monopoly committee of Ukraine asking for permission to purchase the Dneprodzerzhinsk By-product Coke Plant, owned by the Russia-based Evraz.

Ukraine: politics has nothing to do with DSS cooperation

There is no political background in Antonov’s cooperation with Dneprospetsstal (DSS), main shareholders of which are Russian, said Ukroboronprom general director Roman Romanov.

Ukraine: Metinvest parleying with separatists

Metinvest is negotiating with the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic about the work of its companies there and pays taxes to the separatists, said the Donetsk region military-civilian administration chairman Pavel Zhebrivsky.

Ukraine: ferroalloys exports down in January-August 2015

In January-August Ukraine exported 577.55 thousand tons of ferroalloys worth $635.58 million, down by 9.8% and 19.3% YoY respectively.

Ukraine: SAR coal to arrive by October 2015

By the end of September Ukraine would have received the first ships with coal from the South African Republic.

Ukraine: Ferrexpo ups pellets output in January-August 2015

In January-August Ferrexpo-controlled Poltava and Yeristovo Mining and Processing Works (PGOK and EGOK) produced 7.65 million tons of pellets, up by 5.1% YoY.

Ukraine: Avdiivka resumes electrode pitch output

Avdiivka Coke and Chemical Works, a part of the Metinvest Group, has put into operation its tar-distilling workshop.