In May Ukraine imported $27.25 million worth of manganese ore, with exports on the level of $1.15 million.
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.
In May Ukrainian metal companies consumed 165 million cubic meters of gas, down by 5.2%, or by 9 million cubic meters, MoM.
Dneprovsky Iron and Steel Works named after Dzerzhinsky (Dnieprodzerzhinsk, Dniepropetrovsk region) needs 107.7 thousand tons of coke per month.
In May Ukraine exported $156.97 million worth of iron ore, while imports reached $12.35 million.
In January-May Ukrainian ferroalloy companies produced 389.5 thousand tons of ferroalloys, down by 8.2% YoY.
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.
In January-May major pipe companies of Ukraine produced 368.2 thousand tons of ferrous pipes, down by 40.1% YoY.
In January-May Ukraine exported 377.11 thousand tons of ferroalloys, down by 0.6% YoY.
In January-May Ukraine exported 688.45 thousand tons of pig iron, down by 40% YoY.
In January-May Ukrainian mining and metallurgical complex exported 18772.6 thousand tons of iron ore raw materials, up by 13.8% YoY.
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.
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.
Ukrainian average maximal export prices are up by $10, Russian export prices – by $5-15.
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.
Export prices are up by $10.