In March Ukraine exported $53.74 million worth of pig iron, while imports reached $0.01 million.
In March Ukraine produced 113.6 thousand tons of manganese concentrate and sinter, up by 86.8%, or by 52.8 thousand tons, MoM.
In January-March Ukrainian companies exported 265.81 thousand tons of ferrous metals scrap, up by 71%, worth $69.02 million, up by 40.3%, YoY.
In 2014 Interpipe Dniepropetrovsk Vtormet increased its loses by 57.3%, to 68.8 million UAH, YoY.
The majority of mining and metal companies in Ukraine have been on the verge of bankruptcy since 2014, which they managed to avoid only thanks to the devaluation of the national currency and the improved competitiveness of Ukrainian products on foreign markets, Metinvest CEO Yuriy Ryzhenkov said.
In the first quarter of 2015 Ukrainian companies produced 245.9 thousand tons of ferroalloys, down by 5.5% YoY.
In January-March Ukraine imported 308.93 thousand tons of manganese ore and concentrate, up by 83.8%, or by 51.2%, to $46.38 million, YoY.
In January-March Ukrainian metal companies decreased their ferrous metals export revenue by 36.3%, to $2214.45 million, YoY.
In 2014 Kondratyevsky Refractory Works (Donetsk region) received 11.39 million UAH of losses.
In 2014 Valki-Ilmenit (a part of Group DF) received 3.91 million UAH of profit, up by 67% YoY.
In January-March Ukraine imported $405.23 million worth of coal and anthracite.
In 2014 Zaporozhogneupor, the largest refractories manufacturer in Ukraine, received 64.53 million UAH of losses.
In January-March Ukraine exported 1830.14 thousand tons of carbon steel semi-finished products, down by 33.7% YoY. Or down by 46.7%, to $703.7 million.
Ukraine has extended its restrictions on steel seamless and compressor pipe imports until September 2016, the press service of the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade has said in a statement, referring to a decision by the Interdepartmental Commission on International Trade.
Energomashspetsstal (EMSS) has signed an agreement to produce and supply billets to FER Kladno s.r.o. (Czech Republic).
In 2014 Mezhdurechenskiy Mining and Processing Works (MGOK) produced 145 thousand tons of ilmenite concentrate with 42% Ti2O content, up by 97%, or by 71.4 thousand tons, YoY.
Ukrainian Ministry for economic development and trade has implemented a quotation for the scrap export in 2015 on the level of 1.25 million tons.