Ukraine: PM orders to start importing coal

Ukrainian Prime-Minister Arseni Yatsenyuk has ordered the Ministry for energy and coal industry to immediately start freighting ships for coal deliveries.

Ukraine: Metinvest opens up a trading center in Poland

Metinvest Group has opened a trade representative in Poland – Metinvest Polska.

Metals of Ukraine & Russia: square billets (ordinary steel), May 2015

Ukrainian export prices are up by $5-10, Russian – by $20.

Ukraine: pig iron export-import in H1 2015

In January-June Ukraine exported 796.58 thousand tons of pig iron worth $217.95 million, down by 41.3% and 56.2% YoY respectively.

Ukraine: ZALK sued for $39 million

Judson Trading (Cyprus) asked Commercial court of the Zaporozhye region to recover $39.15 million from the only Ukrainian primary aluminum manufacturer Zaporozhye Aluminum Works (ZALK).

Ukraine: debt to miners fell to 100 million UAH

Salary debt to state miners has reached 97.7 million UAH.

Ukraine: Ferrexpo ratings down

Standard & Poor’s has decreased the long-term credit rating of iron ore pellets manufacturer Ferrexpo Plc owned by Konstantin Zhevago from CCC to SD and its short-term rating from C to SD.

Ukraine: ferroalloys export-import in H1 2015

In January-June Ukraine exported 434.97 thousand tons of ferroalloys worth $491.52 million, down by 6.5% and by 16.1% YoY respectively.

Metals of Ukraine & Russia: reinforcement steel (ordinary steel), May 2015

Ukraine: ferrous scrap prices to fall in Q3 2015

State Enterprise Ukrpromvneshexpertiza says ferrous metal scrap prices would fall to 4100 UAH per ton in July-September.

Ukraine: Zaporizhstal output up in June 2015

In June Zaporizhstal produced 350.7 thousand tons of steel, up by 8.98%, or by 68.1 thousand tons, YoY.

Ukraine: non-ferrous metals export-import down in Q1 2015

In January-June Ukraine imported $21.69 million worth of copper and copper wares, down by 43.2% YoY, with exports on the level of $71.39 million, down by 10.9%.

Ukraine: OSCE confirms coal removal to Russia

The OSCE mission observers at the border posts Donetsk and Hukovo (both in Russia) have witnessed coal removal from Lugansk region to Russia.

Ukraine: Ilyich blast furnace overhaul over

Mariupol Ilyich Iron and Steel Works has finished the capital repairs of its blast furnace #3.

Ukraine: Ferrexpo pellets output up in H1 2015

In January-June Ferrexpo plc, controlling Poltava and Yeristovo Mining and Processing Works (both in Poltava region), produced 5.81 million tons of pellets, up by 7.4%, or by 0.44 thousand tons, YoY.