Ukrainian steel pipe output decreases

According to the figures issued by Ukraine’s Cabinet of Ministers, in January-October Ukrainian companies produced 1.404 million tons of pipes, down by 21% compared to January-October 2012.


In October Ukraine’s steel pipe production decreased by 19.8% compared to September, to 113,000 tons. (SteelOrbis/Ukrainian metal)

Ilyich carries out blast furnace overhaul work

Ukraine’s largest vertically-integrated mining and steel group Metinvest has stated that a major overhaul of blast furnace No. 4 has been carried out within the framework of the production modernization program at its subsidiary – Mariupol Ilyich Iron and Steel Works.The main emphasis was on carrying out overhaul work to improve equipment reliability growth and…

Metinvest to modernize blast furnace at Azovstal

Ukraine-based mining and steel company Metinvest Group will invest over $92 million in the upgrading of the fourth blast furnace at its Mariupol-headquartered subsidiary Azovstal Iron and Steel Works. The overhaul of the blast furnace will last 120 days, starting in June 2014. Currently tenders and contractor selection are in progress. Contracts are being concluded…

September 2013

UKRAINE&RUSSIA: STEEL-MAKING PIG IRON Month Russian market, $/t, $1/RUR32.1961* Ukrainian market, $/t without VAT, $1/UAH7.9898* min max min max August 340.10 512.48 513.15 525.67 September 340.10 512.48 513.15 525.67 Month Export, Ukraine, $/t, FOB Black sea ports Export, Russia, $/t, FOB Black sea ports min max min max August 390.00 395.00 395.00 400.00 September 395.00…

Interpipe launches steel billet sales

Ukrainian steel pipe and railway wheel producer Interpipe has announced the launch of steel billet sales, produced by Interpipe Steel electric steel-melting complex. The steel billet mill, commissioned in 2012, produces round continuously cast billets for pipe and wheel steel grades with diameters ranging between 150 and 470 mm. The mill has already shipped trial lots…

Ukrainian ferroalloy output down by 22.4% in January-September 2013

In January-September Ukraine’s ferroalloy production decreased by 22.4% compared to the same period last year to 623,500 tons, according to the Association of Ukrainian Ferroalloy Producers (UkrFA). In the given period Ukraine’s silicomanganese output decreased by 17.3% to 455,800 tons, while its ferromanganese production declined by 55.3% to 60,200 tons, both year on year. In…

Ukrainian crude steel output to fall in November 2013

In November Ukraine’s crude steel production is expected to decrease by 4.8% compared to September to 2.560 million tons. In November pig iron output in Ukraine will total 2.360 million tons, down by 3.4% compared to the September results, while production of rolled steel is expected to total 2.310 million tons, down by 0.8% compared…

Fitch confirms Donetskstal rating of B

The international rating agency Fitch has confirmed the B-rating of Finest Trading Co Limited (Cyprus), the holding company of the Donetskstal group. Fitch has confirmed the long-term default rating in foreign and domestic currency on the level of B, at the same decreasing the national long-term rating of the company from AA (ukr) to A+…

ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih’s finished steel output up 3.1% in January-September 2013

In the first nine months of the current year the crude steel production of ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih, the Ukrainian subsidiary of the global steel giant ArcelorMittal, totaled 4.7639 million tons, down by 0.06% YoY, as announced by the company. In addition, in the first nine months of the year ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih saw a 3.1%…

Ferrexpo Plc. boosts pellets output

In January-September the British Ferrexpo Plc., owner of the Poltava Mining-extracting works, increased its pellets output by 12.5%, to 8.048 million tons, YoY. In particular, the total output of pellets with 62% iron content increased by 10.2% to 4.343 millin tons, while the output of pellets with 65% iron content increased by 15.3% to 3.705…

Ukrainian coke production down by 7.7% in January-September 2013

In the first nine months of the current year Ukraine registered a 7.7% decrease in its metallurgical coke output to 13.306 million tons, according to the data issued by Ukraine’s Cabinet of Ministers.


In September Ukraine produced 1.436 million tons of metallurgical coke, up by 11% year on year. (SteelOrbis/Ukrainian metal)

Ukrainian steel pipe output down by 19.5% in January-September 2013


In the January-September period of the current year, Ukrainian companies produced 1.2908 million tons of steel pipes, down by 19.5% compared to the same period last year, according to the figures issued by Ukraine’s Cabinet of Ministers.


In September Ukraine’s steel pipe production decreased by 1.9% compared to August, to 140,700 tons. (SteelOrbis/Ukrainian metal)

Zaporizhstal boosts metal output

In January-September 2013 Zaporizhstal Integrated Iron and Steel Works increased its pig iron output by 0.1%, steel output by 1.6% and rolled metal by 4.7%, YoY. In September Zaporizhstal saw an increase in its production volumes: pig iron output went up by 0.5%, while the rolled metal output increased by 4.7%. In September the works…