Ukraine: steel pipe output down in January 2016

In January Ukraine produced 53 thousand tons of steel pipes, down by 29.3% MoM, or by 22 thousand tons.

Ukraine: Mezhdurechensky GOK ilmenite concentrate output up in 2015

In 2015 Mezhdurechensky Mining and Processing Works produced 158.9 thousand tons of concentrate, up by 9.6% YoY.

Ukraine: steel output up in January 2016

In January Ukraine produced 1938 thousand tons of steel, up by 0.4% MoM, or by 7 thousand tons.

Ukraine: Economy Ministry to make a list of scrap equipment

The Ministry of economical development and trade plans to create a list of equipment needed to conduct operations with metal scrap.

Ukraine: NZF output up in January 2016

In January Nikopol Ferroalloy Plant produced 4.2 thousand tons of ferromanganese, up by 31.3% MoM, or by 1 thousand tons.

Ukraine: MGOK and OGOK idle

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.

Ukraine: Corum Group to start repairing bulky machinery

In 2016 Corum Group plans to start repairing bulky machinery.

Ukraine: no manganese concentrate and sinter produced in January 2016

In January Ukraine didn’t produce manganese concentrate and sinter.

Ukraine: metal prices falling due to low demand

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.

Ukraine: AMKR given cure period

The State Geology Service has given ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih time till March 3, to redress violation of mineral legislation as to the usage of minerals at Novokrivorozhskoye deposits.

Ukraine: Smart-Holding appoints Smart Energy CEO

Smart-Holding has appointed Sergey Glazunov CEO of its oil and gas division Smart Energy.

Ukraine: Metinvest coke companies operation

In December 2015 Donetskkoks started to shut down its capacities. Yenakievo By-product Coke Works is working at 80% of its capacities, while Avdiivka Coke and Chemical Works – at 94%.

Ukraine: ore companies to increase output

The major Ukrainian ore companies intend to increase ore output in 2016.

Ukraine: 5 markets important for Corum Group

Corum Group sees Kazakhstan, Belarus, Russia, Poland and Vietnam as its priority markets.

Ukraine: ferroalloys output up in January 2016

In January Ukraine produced 66.7 thousand tons of ferroalloys, up by 17.2%, MoM, or by 9.8 thousand tons.

Ukraine: VostGOK to have its financial statements audit performed

The state enterprise Vostochny Mining and Processing Works intends to come to terms with BDO Ltd to have its 2015 financial statements audit performed.

Ukraine: coke output up in January 2016

In January Ukraine produced 1090 thousand tons of 6% moisture bulk coke, up by 5.4% MoM, or by 56 thousand tons.

Ukraine: Khartsyzsk Pipe Works to resume operation

Metinvest is pondering the way to resume operation at Khartsyzsk Pipe Works if the logistic situation in the region is normalized.

Ukraine: two ilmenite deposits to be prospected

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.

Ukraine: Zaporizhstal to ship 700 thousand tons of metal via river port

In 2016 Zaporizhstal plans to deliver some 700 thousand tons of metal via Zaporozhye river port.

Ukraine: rolled metal output up in January 2016

In January Ukraine produced 1689 thousand tons of rolled metal, up by 1.3% MoM, or by 22 thousand tons.

Ukraine: Vatutino Refractories gets profits in 2015

In 2015 Vatutino Refractory Works received 23.82 million UAH of net profits.

Ukraine: UAH devaluation to affect scrap procurement

The state enterprise Ukrpromvneshexpertisa believes the UAH devaluation will have a negative effect on the local ferrous metals procurement.

Ukraine: scrap stopped at occupied territory border

The State Security Service has stopped a railroad car with scrap metal heading to the occupied territory via Konstaninovka station.

Ukraine: Khartsyzsk Pipe Works to be sold to a Russian oligarch

A major dismissal of employees is planned at Khartsyzsk Pipe Works, a part of Metinvest.

Ukraine: Ilyich and Azovstal bring 92 new products to the market

In 2015 Mariupol Ilyich Iron and Steel Works and Azovstal offered 92 new types of products to their clients.