Ukraine: Avdiivka Coke puts 2nd furnace into operation

Avdiivka Coke and Chemical Works is preparing to put its second furnace into operation.

As of early February 7, water supplies were stable in the town of Avdiivka.

At the same time, the works still uses only one electricity line out of four. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: scrap export-import in January 2017

In January Ukraine exported 10.106 thousand tons of ferrous scrap, up 6.6 times YoY, but down MoM, as in December 2016 it exported 20.485 thousand tons. According to the State Fiscal Service, the exports increased 6.2 times, to $2.097 million. Imports in January went up 4.3 times YoY, to 1.882 thousand tons. Turkey (92.3% and…

Ukraine: UGOK January 2017 results

In January Yuzhniy Mining and Processing Works produced 1.047 million tons of iron ore concentrate, up by 12.9% YoY.

According to the company statement, sinter output went up by 37.8% YoY, to 203.9 thousand tons.

In 2016 UGOK produced 11282.3 thousand tons of concentrate and 2085.09 thousand tons of sinter. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: Metinvest top-managers get $6 million in H1 2016

Following the results of the first half-year of 2016, 11 members of the management team of Metinvest received $6 million. They are: Yuri Ryzhenkov, CEO, Yuliya Dankova, financial director, Alexander Pogozhev, metallurgical division director and acting director of mining division, Oleg Tokar, industrial safety and ecology director, Svetlana Romanova, legal issues director, Dmitry Nikolayenko, sales…

Russia: acting investments director appointed at Severstal Russian Steel

Sergey Sidorkov has been appointed the acting investments director of Severstal Russian Steel.

Previously he worked as the director of the center on investment projects.

In his new office Sidorkov will continue the implementation of the investment program. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: ferrous metals exports revenue up in January 2017

In January Ukrainian metal companies increased revenue from ferrous metals exports by 71.9% YoY, to $654.819 million. According to the State Fiscal Service, ferrous metals accounted for 21.64% of the total exports as opposed to 18.64% in January 2016. In December 2016 ferrous metal exports earned Ukraine $621.784 million. At the same time in January…

Ukraine starts coal negotiations with US

Ukraine and USA have started negotiations on coal deliveries, as an alternative to coal supplies from the occupied territories. According to a participant of the negotiations, an energy market expert Vitaly Kropachev, after the meeting with the US Ministry of Energy it was decided to create a working group to develop options. “We have discussed…

Ukraine: coke imports down in January 2017

In January Ukraine imported 76.144 thousand tons of coke valued at $17.183 million, down by 14.4% YoY and up by 44.5% YoY respectively. According to the State Fiscal Service, the main suppliers of coke were Russia (51.37%), Poland (47.8%) and the Czech Republic (0.83%). At the same time, coke exports increased by 30.1% YoY, to…

Kazakhstan: Kazzinc output up in 2016

In 2016 Kazzinc produced 305.5 thousand tons of zinc, up by 0.3% YoY. Zinc production of own raw materials totaled 187.5 thousand tons, down by 3% YoY.

Copper output went up by 9.6% YoY, to 68.2 thousand tons, including that of own raw materials – by 3.9% YoY, to 53.9 thousand tons. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: coal imports in January 2017

In January Ukraine imported coal and anthracite valued at $170.897 million. According to the State Fiscal Service, Russia supplied coal valued at $114.59 million, the United States – $24.856 million, Kazakhstan – $15.127 million, other countries – $16.324 million. Thus, in money terms imports of coal and anthracite last month grew by 61.3% YoY ($105.943…