In February Ukraine exported $68.02 million worth of ferroalloys, while imports reached $9.99 million.
Poltava Mining and Processing Works (PGOK, Komsomolsk, Poltava region) has put into operation a new complex to produce pellets with high iron content.
In 2014 Khartsyzsk Pipe Works, a part of the Metinvest group, received 356.69 million UAH of net profits.
In February Ukraine exported $44.38 million worth of coke, while exports totaled $3.3 million.
In 2014 Komsomolskoye Mine Group (Donetsk region) received 58.88 million UAH of net profits.
In February Ukraine exported $233.95 million worth of steel semi-finished products, with imports reaching $1.01 million.
Net profits of Ordzhonikidze Mine-Repairing Works (Dniepropetrovsk region) in 2014 totaled 84 thousand UAH.
Ferrexpo plc, whose main assets are Ukrainian iron ore producers Poltava and Yeristovo Mining and Processing Works (PGOK and EGOK respectively), edged commercial iron ore pellet production down by 0.16% YoY in February, to 1.875 million tons.
In February Ukraine imported $121.64 million worth of coal, while exports totaled $1.078 million.
Steel production in Ukraine, hit by a separatist conflict in the East, fell by 29%, to 3.46 million tons in the first two months of 2015 compared with the same period last year.
In 2015 the government will close 7 of the country mines, while 5 more will be laid up.
In 2014 the major refractory clay miner – Druzhkovka Mine Group (Donetsk region) received a net profit of 58.63 million UAH.
In January-February Zaporizhstal produced 640.8 thousand tons of steel, up by 2.1% YoY.
In January-February Ukrainian coal companies mined 6420 thousand tons of coal, down by 17.8%, or by 1392.7 thousand tons, of the planned numbers.
In January-February Ukrainian metal companies produced 3.46 million tons of carbon steel, down by 29% YoY.
The international rating agency Fitch has given Ferrexpo eurobonds a rating of CCC.
Evraz – Dniepropetrovsk Iron and Steel works named after Petrovsky has finished 2014 with a loss of 2626.46 million UAH.
Month Russian market, $/t, $1/RUR56.258* Ukrainian market, $/t without VAT, $1/UAH15.769* min max min max December 2014 1015.33 1190.79 1120.37 1170.16 January 2015 1015.33 1190.79 1120.37 1170.16 * – Ukrainian Hrivna and Russian Rouble exchange rates are as of 31.01.15 according to the National Bank of Ukraine and the Central Bank of the Russian Federation.…