In January Ukraine produced 53 thousand tons of steel pipes, down by 29.3% MoM, or by 22 thousand tons.
In 2015 Mezhdurechensky Mining and Processing Works produced 158.9 thousand tons of concentrate, up by 9.6% YoY.
In January Ukraine produced 1938 thousand tons of steel, up by 0.4% MoM, or by 7 thousand tons.
The Ministry of economical development and trade plans to create a list of equipment needed to conduct operations with metal scrap.
Marganets and Ordzhonikidze Mining and Processing Works have been idle since the year start. This is explained by the drastic fall of manganese concentrate and sinter demand fall – the works simply cannot sell their products.
In 2016 Corum Group plans to start repairing bulky machinery.
In January Ukraine didn’t produce manganese concentrate and sinter.
After the news of the rebar prices fall at Turkish ports and due to the low demand in February 15-19, semi-finished products prices fell by $5-7 per ton and now don’t exceed $260 pet ton CIF. Some manufacturers have decreased their prices for late February deliveries to $257 per ton CIF.
The major Ukrainian ore companies intend to increase ore output in 2016.
In January Ukraine produced 66.7 thousand tons of ferroalloys, up by 17.2%, MoM, or by 9.8 thousand tons.
The state enterprise Vostochny Mining and Processing Works intends to come to terms with BDO Ltd to have its 2015 financial statements audit performed.
In January Ukraine produced 1090 thousand tons of 6% moisture bulk coke, up by 5.4% MoM, or by 56 thousand tons.
Metinvest is pondering the way to resume operation at Khartsyzsk Pipe Works if the logistic situation in the region is normalized.
The National joint-stock company Nadra Ukrainy intends to find an investor to finance prospector works at Krasnorechensk and Paromovsk ilmenite deposits in Zhitomir region.
In 2016 Zaporizhstal plans to deliver some 700 thousand tons of metal via Zaporozhye river port.
In January Ukraine produced 1689 thousand tons of rolled metal, up by 1.3% MoM, or by 22 thousand tons.
In 2015 Vatutino Refractory Works received 23.82 million UAH of net profits.
The state enterprise Ukrpromvneshexpertisa believes the UAH devaluation will have a negative effect on the local ferrous metals procurement.
The State Security Service has stopped a railroad car with scrap metal heading to the occupied territory via Konstaninovka station.
A major dismissal of employees is planned at Khartsyzsk Pipe Works, a part of Metinvest.