According to the recent data published by the World Steel Association (World Steel), the crude steel production by Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) declined by 6.0% during the month of February YoY.
In February Ukraine produced 1433 thousand tons of pig iron, down by 16.7%, or by 287 thousand tons, MoM.
In January-February major Ukrainian pipe companies produced 141.3 thousand tons of ferrous pipes, down by 29.8% YoY. In February pipe output was on the level of 59.5 thousand tons.
In January-February Ukrainian companies produced 161.2 thousand tons of ferroalloys, down by 6.4% YoY.
Zaporozhkoks, one of the largest by-product coke manufacturers in Ukraine, finished 2014 with net losses of 3.01 million UAH, while in 2013 net losses were on the level of 52.56 million UAH.
In January-February Zaporizhstal produced 640.8 thousand tons of steel, up by 2.1% YoY.
In February Ukraine exported $188.81 million worth of iron ore, with imports reaching $11.31 million.
In 2014 Chasov Yar Refractory Works received losses of 18.66 million UAH.
In January-February Ukrainian coke works produced 1.63 million tons of 6% metallurgical coke, down by 42.1% YoY, with 735 thousand tons in February and 900 thousand tons in January.
In February Ukraine imported $22.52 million worth of manganese ore, while imports reached $0.09 million.
Velikoanadolskiy Refractory Works finished 2014 with 28.91 million UAH of losses.
In February Ukraine exported $125.45 million worth of long rolled products, with imports on the level of $5.83 million.
Experts expect steel output in April on the level of 1.6 million tons, with 1.5 million tons both of pig iron and rolled metal.
In February Ukraine exported $153.04 million worth of flat rolled metal, while imports reached $33.99 million.
Dniepropetrovsk Metal Construction Works named after Babushkin finished 2014 with 119.68 million UAH of losses.
In February Ukraine exported $34.15 million worth of pig iron, with imports on the level of $0.21 million.
In 2014 Ukrstalkonstruktsiya (Kiev) received 54.69 million UAH of losses.
Mariupol Ilyich Iron & Steel Works is launching the production of boron added 30MnB5 steel plates for quenching and tempering, which increases the service life of components in agricultural machinery. This is the first time this kind of plates will be manufactured in Ukraine; machine-building companies previously imported this type of steel from Turkey and Europe.
In February Ukraine exported $57.66 million worth of steel pipes, while imports totaled $6.27 million.
In February Ukraine exported $26.67 million worth of ferrous metals scrap, while imports totaled $0.43 million.