Ukraine: ZALK sued for $39 million

Judson Trading (Cyprus) asked Commercial court of the Zaporozhye region to recover $39.15 million from the only Ukrainian primary aluminum manufacturer Zaporozhye Aluminum Works (ZALK).

Ukraine: debt to miners fell to 100 million UAH

Salary debt to state miners has reached 97.7 million UAH.

Ukraine: Ferrexpo ratings down

Standard & Poor’s has decreased the long-term credit rating of iron ore pellets manufacturer Ferrexpo Plc owned by Konstantin Zhevago from CCC to SD and its short-term rating from C to SD.

Ukraine: ferroalloys export-import in H1 2015

In January-June Ukraine exported 434.97 thousand tons of ferroalloys worth $491.52 million, down by 6.5% and by 16.1% YoY respectively.

Metals of Ukraine & Russia: reinforcement steel (ordinary steel), May 2015

Ukraine: ferrous scrap prices to fall in Q3 2015

State Enterprise Ukrpromvneshexpertiza says ferrous metal scrap prices would fall to 4100 UAH per ton in July-September.

Ukraine: Zaporizhstal output up in June 2015

In June Zaporizhstal produced 350.7 thousand tons of steel, up by 8.98%, or by 68.1 thousand tons, YoY.

Ukraine: non-ferrous metals export-import down in Q1 2015

In January-June Ukraine imported $21.69 million worth of copper and copper wares, down by 43.2% YoY, with exports on the level of $71.39 million, down by 10.9%.

Ukraine: OSCE confirms coal removal to Russia

The OSCE mission observers at the border posts Donetsk and Hukovo (both in Russia) have witnessed coal removal from Lugansk region to Russia.

Ukraine: Ilyich blast furnace overhaul over

Mariupol Ilyich Iron and Steel Works has finished the capital repairs of its blast furnace #3.

Ukraine: Ferrexpo pellets output up in H1 2015

In January-June Ferrexpo plc, controlling Poltava and Yeristovo Mining and Processing Works (both in Poltava region), produced 5.81 million tons of pellets, up by 7.4%, or by 0.44 thousand tons, YoY.

Ukraine: uranium processing plant to be built

The state concern Nuclear Power of Ukraine has started negotiating with ConverDyn as to construction of the uranium conversion plant.

Ukraine: metallurgy to halt due to limestone shortage

In the early 2015 Ukrainian metal industry was on the brink of halting because of the limestone shortage, mined in Crimea and Donetsk region.

Ukraine: Avdiivka working despite constant shelling

In east Ukraine lies one of Europe’s biggest coking plants. In order for it to feed steel plants in other cities around the country hundreds of workers have to man its furnaces around the clock even if a barrage of rockets is falling all around them. It’s been hit by about 230 rocket and artillery attacks since the start of the conflict with Russian-backed insurgents in east Ukraine over a year ago.

Ukraine: Ferrexpo shares rise on strong H1 iron ore output

Shares in Ukrainian iron ore producer Ferrexpo rose as much as 4% in early trade in London on Friday after the company posted a strong increase in iron ore pellet for the first half of the year.

Metals of Ukraine & Russia: beams (ordinary steel), May 2015

Russian export prices are up by $20.

Ukraine: Ilyich finishes sintering machine overhaul

Metinvest Group has finished an overhaul of the sintering machine #1 at the Mariupol Ilyich Iron and Steel Works.