In late March Pakistan imposed additional duties on rolled metal from Ukraine. Ukrainian metal makers could lose $2-5 million.
Metinvest is forced to resume sea delivery routes to Mariupol Ilyich Iron and Steel Works and Azovstal. The reason for this is the low acceptance rate of the Kamysh-Zarya – Volnovakha span, the only railroad that connects Mariupol to the rest of Ukraine.
Interpipe has signed a license agreement with JFE Steel Corporation to produce JFEBEAR thread connection.
Rolf Petri of Berlin Relations GmbH has presented the project of coal industry reforming to the Donetsk region administration.
In January-March Ukraine imported $353.5 million worth of coal, down by 12.7% YoY.
In January-March Ukraine exported 11.54 thousand tons of ferrous scrap valued at $2.46 thousand, down by 95.7% and 96.4% YoY respectively.
Zaporizhstal plans to have assembled gas-purifying equipment at its sintering machines #5 and 6 by October.
In March Zaporizhstal produced 297.6 thousand tons of steel, down by 0.23% YoY, or by 0.7 thousand tons.
A lot of works in Ukraine are being cut for scrap metal, as it can be profitably sold to foreigners.