Ukraine: steel mills’ pretax loss 84.4% up due to credit tightening

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.

Ukraine: iron ore output up in January 2015

In January Ukraine produced 6612 thousand tons of iron ore and iron ore concentrate, up by 7%, or by 431 thousand tons, MoM.

Ukraine: ferroalloy production down in January 2015

In January Ukrainian ferroalloy companies produced 82.6 thousand tons of ferroalloys, down by 0.5% YoY.

Ukraine: Metinvest opens up an office in Spain

Metinvest has set up a trade representative in Spain – Metinvest Iberica. The company will be responsible for strengthening cooperation with Metinvest rolled steel consumers in Spain and Portugal and for services.

Ukraine: Euroasian Economic Commission rods investigation continues

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.

Ukraine: Yenakievo losses up in 2014

In 2014 Yenakievo Iron and Steel Works (EMZ), a part of the Metinvest group, increased its net losses by 55.6%, to 771.82 million UAH YoY (496.01 million UAH in 2013).

Ukraine: metal output in January 2015 down

In January Ukrainian metal companies produced 1.87 million tons of carbon steel, down by 25.2% YoY.

Ukraine: Dneprospetsstal lowers output in January 2015

In January Dneprospetsstal electrometallurgical works (Zaporozhye) produced 15.76 million tons of steel, down by 10.6% MoM.

Ukraine: coke export-import in January 2015

In January Ukraine imported $37.42 million worth of coke with exports on the level of $1.74 million.

Ukraine: metal imports down in 2014

In 2014 Ukraine imported 1.14 million tons of rolled metal as opposed to 1.69 million tons in 2013 (68%).

Ukraine: Turkmenistan became the major importer of pipes in January 2015

In January Ukraine exported $66.91 million worth of steel pipes, with exports on the level of $5.09 million.

Ukraine: metal export down in 2014

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.

Ukraine: manganese ore exports-imports in January 2015

In January Ukraine imported $12.09 million worth of manganese ore, while exports totaled $0.09 million.

Ukraine: iron ore exports up in January 2015

In January Ukraine exported $206.53 million worth of iron ore, with imports totaling $14.77 million.

Ukraine: long rolled products export-import operations in January 2015

In January Ukraine exported $158.82 million worth of long rolled products, while imports reached $7.34 million.

Ukraine: metal wares licensed export-import list shortened

Ukrainian government has shortened the list of metal wares the export and import of which has to be licensed.

Ukraine: ferroalloys import-export in January 2015

In January Ukraine exported $141.04 million worth of ferroalloys, while imports reached $8.88 million.

Ukraine: steel semis export-import in January 2015

In January Ukraine exported $240.88 million worth of steel semi-finished products, while imports totaled $1.56 million.

Ukraine: the country to import 11.2-14.4 million tons of coal in 2015

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.

Ukraine: ferrous scrap price down by 10%

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.

Ukraine: exports and imports of flats in January 2015

In January Ukraine exported $153.95 million worth of flat rolled products, with imports on the level of $27.16 million.

Ukraine: pig iron export-import operations in January 2015

In January Ukraine exported $41.33 million worth of pig iron, while imports reached $0.54 million.

Ukraine: NZF drops ferromanganese output in January 2015

In January Nikopol Ferroalloys Plant (NZF) produced 0.9 thousand tons of ferromanganese, down by 76.9%, or by 3 thousand tons, MoM.

Ukraine: manganese output collapses in January 2015

In January Ukraine produced 30.8 thousand tons of manganese concentrate and sinter, down by 76.7%, or by 101.5 thousand tons, MoM.

Ukraine: ferrous scrap export-import in January 2015

In January Ukraine exported $11.82 million worth of ferrous scrap, while imports reached $0.39 million.

Ukraine: some Lugansk mines are still operating

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.