METALS OF UKRAINE & RUSSIA: ROLLED WIRE (ordinary steel), JANUARY 2015

Export prices are down by $5.

METALS OF UKRAINE & RUSSIA: SQUARE BILLETS (ordinary steel), JANUARY 2015

Export prices are down by $5-15.

METALS OF UKRAINE & RUSSIA: ROUND BILLETS (structural steel), JANUARY 2015

Month Ukrainian market, $/t, $1/UAH15.769*
min max
December 2014 445.75 445.75
January 2015 445.75 445.75

* – Ukrainian Hrivna and Russian Rouble exchange rates are as of 31.01.15 according to the National Bank of Ukraine and the Central Bank of the Russian Federation. (Ukrainian Metal)

METALS OF UKRAINE & RUSSIA: ROUND BILLETS (ordinary steel), JANUARY 2015

Month Ukrainian market, $/t, $1/UAH15.769*
min max
December 2014 445.75 500.29
January 2015 445.75 500.29

* – Ukrainian Hrivna and Russian Rouble exchange rates are as of 31.01.15 according to the National Bank of Ukraine and the Central Bank of the Russian Federation. (Ukrainian Metal)

METALS OF UKRAINE & RUSSIA: STEELMAKING PIG IRON, JANUARY 2015

Ukrainian export prices are up by $15-40, Russian – by $25-30.

Ukraine: Central GOK profits halved in 2014

In 2014 Central Mining and Processing Works (Central GOK, Dniepropetrovsk region), a part of the Metinvest group, decreased its net profit by 51.2%, to 767.85 million UAH YoY.

Ukraine: pig iron output down in January 2015

In January Ukraine produced 1720 thousand tons of pig iron, down by 3%, or by 54 thousand tons, MoM.

Ukraine: Metinvest SMC opens new warehouse in Dniepropetrovsk

Metinvest SMC, Metinvest Group’s wholesale and retail sales channel in Ukraine, opened a new warehouse to hold a buffer stock of pipe products and a retail metal center.

Ukraine: Energomashspetsstal to make products for Europe companies

Energomashstpetsstal (EMSS) will produce a large batch of billets for three European companies. The total weight of the billets will reach3875.6 tons.

Ukraine: steel mills’ pretax loss 84.4% up due to credit tightening

The pretax losses of Ukrainian metal companies (negative financial results from ordinary activities before taxation) rose by 84.4%, to UAH 22.5 billion, from UAH 12.2 billion as of the end of 2014, according to preliminary data.

Ukraine: iron ore output up in January 2015

In January Ukraine produced 6612 thousand tons of iron ore and iron ore concentrate, up by 7%, or by 431 thousand tons, MoM.

Ukraine: ferroalloy production down in January 2015

In January Ukrainian ferroalloy companies produced 82.6 thousand tons of ferroalloys, down by 0.5% YoY.

Ukraine: Metinvest opens up an office in Spain

Metinvest has set up a trade representative in Spain – Metinvest Iberica. The company will be responsible for strengthening cooperation with Metinvest rolled steel consumers in Spain and Portugal and for services.

Ukraine: Euroasian Economic Commission rods investigation continues

Euroasian Economic Commission has informed of the prolongation of the antidumping investigation of hot-rolled carbon and alloyed steel rods, produced in Ukraine and exported to the Customs Union.

Ukraine: Yenakievo losses up in 2014

In 2014 Yenakievo Iron and Steel Works (EMZ), a part of the Metinvest group, increased its net losses by 55.6%, to 771.82 million UAH YoY (496.01 million UAH in 2013).

Ukraine: metal output in January 2015 down

In January Ukrainian metal companies produced 1.87 million tons of carbon steel, down by 25.2% YoY.

Ukraine: Dneprospetsstal lowers output in January 2015

In January Dneprospetsstal electrometallurgical works (Zaporozhye) produced 15.76 million tons of steel, down by 10.6% MoM.

Ukraine: coke export-import in January 2015

In January Ukraine imported $37.42 million worth of coke with exports on the level of $1.74 million.

Ukraine: metal imports down in 2014

In 2014 Ukraine imported 1.14 million tons of rolled metal as opposed to 1.69 million tons in 2013 (68%).

Ukraine: Turkmenistan became the major importer of pipes in January 2015

In January Ukraine exported $66.91 million worth of steel pipes, with exports on the level of $5.09 million.

Ukraine: metal export down in 2014

In 2014 Ukrainian metal companies exported 24.3 million tons of metal products, down by 7.6% YoY, worth $12.6 billion, down by 11.3% YoY.