AUGUST 2010

UKRAINE&RUSSIA: STEEL-MAKING PIG IRONUKRAINE&RUSSIA: FOUNDRY PIG IRON UKRAINE&RUSSIA: ROUND BILLETS UKRAINE&RUSSIA: SQUARE BILLETS UKRAINE&RUSSIA: ROLLED WIREUKRAINE&RUSSIA: SLABS UKRAINE&RUSSIA: REINFORCEMENT STEEL, CLASS A1, A3UKRAINE&RUSSIA: ROUNDS, SQUARES   UKRAINE&RUSSIA: BEAMS, CHANNEL UKRAINE&RUSSIA: ANGLES UKRAINE&RUSSIA: ORDINARY HOT-ROLLED SHEET UKRAINE&RUSSIA: ORDINARY HOT-ROLLED COILS UKRAINE&RUSSIA: ORDINARY COLD-ROLLED SHEET Month Russian market, $/t, $1/RUR31.38* Ukrainian market, $/t, $1/UAH5,33* min max min…

Ukraine boosts ferroalloy output by 74% in eight months

According to the Ukrainian Ferroalloy Producers Association, Ukraine boosted ferroalloy output 73.7% YoY in January to August to 964,900 tons.As per report, silicomanganese production grew by 57.4% to 629,600 tons, ferromanganese – by 210% to 196,200 tons, 45%-ferrosilicon – by 54.8% to 129,600 tons and manganese metal by 2.2% to 9,500 tons.Nikopol Ferroalloy Plant, the…

Ukrainian steelmakers plan to increase production in October

Mr. Vasily Kharahulah, MD of Ukrainian steelmakers association Metallurgprom (Dniepropetrovsk), says steel companies of Ukraine plan to increase steel smelting by 11.3% in comparison with September program to 3.06 million tons.At the balance meeting with mining and metals industry representatives in Dnepropetrovsk he explained October program assumed increase in pig iron production by 12.8% to…

ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih reduced August output due to sinter shortage

ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih said that in August it registered MoM decreases in its outputs due to the shortage of sinter for pig iron production. Products July, t August, t January-August 2010, t January-August 2009, t Pig iron 419,400 404,000 3,487,200 2,865,100 Steel 492,400 462,400 4,018,600 3,256,700 Rolled steel products 416,100 476,200 3,527,800 2,961,600 Mr. Rinat…

Crude steel output in August

In August following the three months in a row of decrease, Ukrainian crude steel output showed an improvement, with domestic steelmakers producing 2.6 million tons, up from 2.42 million tons in July and with daily average output increasing 7% MoM to 83,870 tons. August’s improvement was mainly driven by the restoration of production at ISD’s…

Flat steel products market recovers in August

It is reported that growth of consumption for flat steel in Ukrainian local market was traditionally provided by steel constructions manufacturers and vehicle manufacturers. It is worth to notice realization of renovation program for buses and trolleybuses for Euro-2012 for UAH 996.14 million. Railcar manufacturers  also considerably contribute to steel consumption.Experts expect a shortage of…