Ukraine: Velta received compensation for fire

Assurance company AHA Strakhovanie (Kiev) has paid 26 million UAH for the fire at the Velta Mining and Processing Works in Kirovograd region.

Ukraine: government to buy coal from shady suppliers

Ukrainian government plans to purchase coal from the South African Republic through dubious suppliers instead of from direct manufacturers.

Ukraine: ferrous scraps export at its largest in June 2015

State Enterprise Ukrpromvneshexpertiza has recorded the maximum level of ferrous scrap exports in June for the last 10 years.

Ukraine: iron ore export-import in June 2015

In June Ukraine exported $211.98 million worth of iron ore, with imports on the level of $5.81 million.

Ukraine: metal product exports down in January-May 2015

Metal companies in Ukraine cut exports of metal products by 26.3% in January-May 2015 YoY, to 8.4 million tons, and in absolute figures exports fell by 40.7%, to $3.5 billion.

Ukraine: Metinvest starts selling polymer-coated coils

Metinvest and Modul-Ukraina have concluded a long-term contract to develop the polymer-coated coils market.

Ukraine: Donbassantracit to pay 15 billion UAH of salary

According to Vladimir Gavrik, the acting general manager of the State Enterprise Donbassantracit, the company has started paying July salary to its employees.

Ukraine: net income of metal companies in January-May 2015 up

In January-May Ukrainian metal companies decreased their pre-tax loss by 14.1%, to 11 billion UAH from 12.8 billion UAH in 2014.

Ukraine: coke export-import in June 2015

In June Ukraine imported $33.56 million worth of coke, with exports on the level of $2.43 million.

Ukraine: ArcelorMittal denies report it plans to sell assets

ArcelorMittal, the world’s largest metal company, has no current plans to sell its assets in Kazakhstan, Ukraine or South Africa, the press service of ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih has said in response to an article published by KazTAG, a Kazakhstan news service.

Ukraine: government to consider ferrous scrap export restrictions

The Federation of Metal Manufacturers of Ukraine has requested ferrous scrap export limits in the second half of 2015.

Ukraine: metallurgists in desperate need of scrap

In June scrap deficiency for domestic consumption totaled 100 thousand tons, or 26% of the needs.

Ukraine: Electrostal cast billets output up in H1 2015

In January-June Electrostal (Kurakhovo, Donetsk region) produced 225.53 thousand tons of continuous cast billets, up by 38.9% YoY.

Ukraine: pig iron export-import in June 2015

In June Ukraine exported $27.28 million worth of pig iron with imports reaching $0.02 million.

Ukraine: coal mining down in H1 2015

In January-June Ukraine mined 19469.2 thousand tons of ordinary coal, down by 52.2%, or by 21.27 million tons, YoY.

Ukraine: in June 2015 metal companies’ gas consumption decreased

In June Ukrainian metal companies consumed 155 million cubic meters of gas, down by 6%, or by 10 million cubic meters, MoM.

Ukraine: steel pipes export-import in June 2015

In June Ukraine exported $46.16 million worth of steel pipes, while imports reached $7.35 million.

Ukraine: Evraz Sukhaya Balka ore output down in H1 2015

In January-June Evraz Sukhaya Balka extracted 1.39 million tons of iron ore, down by 3.9% YoY. In June the works produced 249 thousand tons of merchantable ore.

Ukraine: metal industry revenues down in H1 2015

In January-June Ukrainian metal companies exported $4296.49 million worth of ferrous metals, down by 41.2% YoY ($7308.32 million).

Ukraine: Rusal share in ZALK decreased

The share of the Russia-based Rusal in Zaporozhye Aluminum Works (ZALK) decreased from 97.547% to 29.5363%, while that of State Property Fund increased from 0% to 68.0095%.

Ukraine: government to close three mines

The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine decided to close profitless mines Rodynskaya of the state enterprise (ST) Krasnoarmeyskugol, Zarechnaya of the ST Lvovugol and #9 Novovolynskaya of the ST Volynugol.

Ukraine: coal export-import in H1 2015

In January-June Ukraine imported $857.56 worth of coal and anthracite.