Zaporozhye Ferroalloys Plant likely to resume operation in March 2013

Zaporozhye Ferroalloys Plant, Ukraine’s No 2 ferroalloy producer, will probably resume operation by March following a 2.5 month shutdown.ZFP was forced to shut operation in early December 2012, citing high power prices. The company later asked Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych to intervene to make sure the company gets power price discount that had been earlier…

Ukraine reports zero scrap exports for January 2013

According to the State Statistics Committee of Ukraine, in January Ukraine did not export any steel scrap, while in January 2012 the country had exported 62,248 tons of scrap worth a total of $26,230 million.
In January Ukraine’s scrap imports increased 4.3 times YoY to 4.281 tons worth a total of $1,815 million. (SteelGuru)

Ukrainian ferroalloy output decreased by 14% in 2012

In 2012 Ukraine’s ferroalloy production decreased by 13.8% compared to 2011 to 1.026 million tons.In 2012 Ukraine’s silicomanganese output decreased by 13% to 734,100 tons, its ferromanganese production went down by 12.9% to 157,300 tons, its ferrosilicon output decreased by 20.9% to 119,400 tons, while its metallic manganese production increased by 4.3% to 14,700 tons…

Azovstal certified according to international EMS

Azovstal Iron & Steel Works (Metinvest Group) has successfully passed certification audit for compliance with international standard ISO 50001:2011 Energy Management Systems. Experts of international certification company TÜV SÜD Ukraine confirmed the high level of competence for certification and it was decided to grant international certificate ISO 50001:2011 to the enterprise.Azovstal Iron & Steel Works…

Ukrainian crude steel output to decrease in February 2013

Ukrainian crude steel output to decrease in February 2013In February Ukrainian companies will produce 2.65 million tons of crude steel.Pig iron output in Ukraine will total 2.31 million tons in February, while Ukrainian production of rolled steel is expected to be 2.3 million tons.In January 2013 Ukrainian companies plan to produce 2.8 million tons of…

Interpipe Steel produced 500.000 tons of steel

Interpipe Steel mill has melted the 500 thousandth ton of steel. The mill gradually increases its production capacities having reached the monthly production rate in the amount of approximately 85 thousand tons of steel round billets in December 2012.Mr. Gennadiy Yesaulov, director of Interpipe Steel, said that “The first heat at Interpipe Steel was conducted…

Ukrainian steel product exports in January-November 2012 down by 5.3% YoY

In the January-November period of 2012 Ukraine’s exports of steel products decreased by 5.3% compared to the same period of the previous year to 20.711 million tons.In November 2012 Ukraine’s steel product exports increased by 6.5% compared to October, to 1.824 million tons.During 11 months of 2012 Ukraine registered a 1.67% YoY decrease in its…

December 2012

UKRAINE&RUSSIA: STEEL-MAKING PIG IRON UKRAINE&RUSSIA: FOUNDRY PIG IRON UKRAINE&RUSSIA: ROUND BILLETS UKRAINE&RUSSIA: SQUARE BILLETS UKRAINE&RUSSIA: ROLLED WIRE UKRAINE&RUSSIA: SLABS UKRAINE&RUSSIA: REINFORCEMENT STEEL, CLASS A1, A3 UKRAINE&RUSSIA: ROUNDS, SQUARES UKRAINE&RUSSIA: BEAMS, CHANNEL UKRAINE&RUSSIA: ANGLES UKRAINE&RUSSIA: ORDINARY HOT-ROLLED SHEET Month Russian market, $/t, $1/RUR32.1961* Ukrainian market, $/t without VAT, $1/UAH7.9898* min max min max November 512.48 736.11…

Ukrainian steelmakers cut gas consumption due to new coal injection facilities

Ukrainian metallurgical enterprises have continued the upgrading of blast furnaces by installing coal injection facilities amid gas price hikes and tough competition on the domestic and foreign markets in 2012.Mr. Anatoliy Starovoit, director general of Dniepropetrovsk-based Ukrkoks association of coking and chemical enterprises, said that in 2013 smelters plan to produce 13.5 million tons of…

Zaporizhstal 2012 crude steel output declines

According to preliminary results, in 2012 Zaporizhstal’s finished steel product output decreased by 0.7% to 3.15 million tons, while its crude steel production declined by 0.7% to 3.78 million tons both compared to 2011.
In 2012 Zaporizhstal saw a 5% YoY increase in its pig iron output to 3.19 million tons. (SteelGuru)

Ukraine posts reduced iron and steel outputs for 2012

According to the data, issued by Ukraine’s Cabinet of Ministers, in 2012 Ukraine registered an 11.9% decrease in its finished steel product output to 26.819 million tons, a 6.6% decrease in its crude steel output to 32.394 million tons and a 1.3% decline in its pig iron production to 28.513 million tons all on year…