The pretax losses of Ukrainian metal companies (negative financial results from ordinary activities before taxation) rose by 84.4%, to UAH 22.5 billion, from UAH 12.2 billion as of the end of 2014, according to preliminary data.
In January Ukraine produced 6612 thousand tons of iron ore and iron ore concentrate, up by 7%, or by 431 thousand tons, MoM.
In January Ukrainian ferroalloy companies produced 82.6 thousand tons of ferroalloys, down by 0.5% YoY.
Euroasian Economic Commission has informed of the prolongation of the antidumping investigation of hot-rolled carbon and alloyed steel rods, produced in Ukraine and exported to the Customs Union.
In January Ukrainian metal companies produced 1.87 million tons of carbon steel, down by 25.2% YoY.
In January Dneprospetsstal electrometallurgical works (Zaporozhye) produced 15.76 million tons of steel, down by 10.6% MoM.
In January Ukraine imported $37.42 million worth of coke with exports on the level of $1.74 million.
In 2014 Ukraine imported 1.14 million tons of rolled metal as opposed to 1.69 million tons in 2013 (68%).
In January Ukraine exported $66.91 million worth of steel pipes, with exports on the level of $5.09 million.
In 2014 Ukrainian metal companies exported 24.3 million tons of metal products, down by 7.6% YoY, worth $12.6 billion, down by 11.3% YoY.
In January Ukraine imported $12.09 million worth of manganese ore, while exports totaled $0.09 million.
In January Ukraine exported $206.53 million worth of iron ore, with imports totaling $14.77 million.
In January Ukraine exported $158.82 million worth of long rolled products, while imports reached $7.34 million.
Ukrainian government has shortened the list of metal wares the export and import of which has to be licensed.
In January Ukraine exported $141.04 million worth of ferroalloys, while imports reached $8.88 million.
In January Ukraine exported $240.88 million worth of steel semi-finished products, while imports totaled $1.56 million.
In January Ukrainian by-product coke plants produced 900 thousand tons of metallurgical coke (6% density), down by 39.6% YoY, but up by 1.1% MoM.
Since the end of January HMS 1&2 (80:20) has fallen in price by 25% and is now sold at $255-263/t CIF.
In January Ukraine exported $153.95 million worth of flat rolled products, with imports on the level of $27.16 million.
In January Ukraine exported $41.33 million worth of pig iron, while imports reached $0.54 million.
In January Nikopol Ferroalloys Plant (NZF) produced 0.9 thousand tons of ferromanganese, down by 76.9%, or by 3 thousand tons, MoM.
In January Ukraine produced 30.8 thousand tons of manganese concentrate and sinter, down by 76.7%, or by 101.5 thousand tons, MoM.
In January Ukraine exported $11.82 million worth of ferrous scrap, while imports reached $0.39 million.
Some mines are still operating in the Lugansk region, controlled by Ukraine. These belong to Lisichanskugol and Pervomayskugol. In 2014 these companies produced 1 million tons of coal.