Ukraine: NZF output down in May 2015

In May Nikopol Ferroalloy Plant (NZF), the largest ferroalloys manufacturer in Ukraine, produced 0.3 thousand tons of ferromanganese, down by 66.7% or by 0.6 thousand tons, YoY.

Ukraine: manganese ore export-import in May 2015

In May Ukraine imported $27.25 million worth of manganese ore, with exports on the level of $1.15 million.

Ukraine: steel plants in Mariupol resume output after gas restored

Two large Ukrainian steel plants located in the port city of Mariupol resumed normal output after natural gas supplies had been restored following a cut-off last week, said the plants owner Metinvest.

Ukraine: the Russians cutting down ZALK

Management of Zaporozhye Aluminum Works (ZALK) plans to disassemble wire rod shop, said Oleg Lyashko, the leader of the Radical Party of Ukraine.

Ukraine: gas consumption by metallurgy down in May 2015

In May Ukrainian metal companies consumed 165 million cubic meters of gas, down by 5.2%, or by 9 million cubic meters, MoM.

Ukraine: DMKD needs 108 thousand tons of coke per month

Dneprovsky Iron and Steel Works named after Dzerzhinsky (Dnieprodzerzhinsk, Dniepropetrovsk region) needs 107.7 thousand tons of coke per month.

Ukraine: iron ore exports bring $156 million in May 2015

In May Ukraine exported $156.97 million worth of iron ore, while imports reached $12.35 million.

Ukraine: ferroalloys production down in January-May 2015

In January-May Ukrainian ferroalloy companies produced 389.5 thousand tons of ferroalloys, down by 8.2% YoY.

Ukraine: coke output down in January-May 2015

In January-May Ukrainian by-product coke plants produced 4.26 million tons of 6% moisture coke, down by 40.4% YoY, with May output on the level of 969 thousand tons, and 842 thousand tons in April.

Ukraine: pipes output down in January-May 2015

In January-May major pipe companies of Ukraine produced 368.2 thousand tons of ferrous pipes, down by 40.1% YoY.

Ukraine: ferroalloys export-import in January-May 2015

In January-May Ukraine exported 377.11 thousand tons of ferroalloys, down by 0.6% YoY.

Ukraine: Sukhaya Balka ore exports up

Evraz Sukhaya Balka increases its share in the total export volumes to 50%.

Ukraine: pig iron export-import in January-May 2015

In January-May Ukraine exported 688.45 thousand tons of pig iron, down by 40% YoY.

Ukraine: iron ore raw materials export-import in January-May 2015

In January-May Ukrainian mining and metallurgical complex exported 18772.6 thousand tons of iron ore raw materials, up by 13.8% YoY.

Ukraine: Zaporozhogneupor refractories output up in May 2015

In May Zaporozhogneupor increased its output: that of magnesium wares – by 49%, that of refractory concretes and mixes – by 197%, and that of silicon carbide wares – by 44% YoY.

Ukraine: Zaporizhstal VAT reimbursement settled electricity problems

After electric power supply to the works had been cut off, part of value-added tax in the amount of 204 million UAH (according to declaration for December 2014) was reimbursed to Zaporizhstal Integrated Iron and Steel Works. These funds were immediately transferred by the works in full to offset existing debt to public monopolies: Zaporizhoblenerho and National Joint-Stock Company Naftogaz of Ukraine. After appropriate financial arrangements Zaporizhoblenerho restored electric power supply to Zaporizhstal.

Ukraine: Metinvest halves its sales in Russia

Metinvest B.V. (the Netherlands), the parent company of the mining and metallurgical monopoly of Rinat Akhmetov Metinvest, in January-March reduced its sales in Russia by 57% YoY, to $69 million from $ 61 million.

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

Ukrainian average maximal export prices are up by $10, Russian export prices – by $5-15.

Ukraine: semi-finished steel exports down in January-May 2015

In January-May Ukraine exported 3.74 million tons of semi-finished steel products, down by 32.1% YoY, worth a total of $129.56 million, down by 47.9% YoY.

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

Export prices are up by $10.