January-August 2013 results of Ukrainian mining and processing works

The mining and processing works (MPW) have released the production data for 8 months.  In January-August the Poltava MPW increased the iron ore concentrate output by 11.8%. In the given period it produced 8.63 million tons of iron ore concentrate and 7.07 million tons of pellets, up by 11.5% YoY. The Ingulets MPW has retained…

August 2013

UKRAINE&RUSSIA: STEEL-MAKING PIG IRON UKRAINE&RUSSIA: FOUNDRY PIG IRON Month Russian market, $/t, $1/RUR32.1961* min max July 496.95 590.13 August 496.95 590.13 Month Ukrainian market, $/t without VAT, $1/UAH7.9898* min max July 563.22 588.25 August 563.22 588.25 * – Ukrainian Hrivna and Russian Rouble exchange rates are as of 31.08.13 according to the National Bank of…

Ukrainian crude steel output expected to decline in October 2013 from the August level

In October Ukraine’s crude steel production is expected to decrease by 4.8% compared to August to 2.670 million tons. In October pig iron output in Ukraine will total 2.480 million tons, down by 0.9% compared to the August results, while Ukrainian production of rolled steel is expected to total 2.45 million tons, down by 0.1%…

Ukrainian ferroalloy output down by 23% in January-August 2013

In the January-August period this year Ukraine’s ferroalloy production decreased by 23% compared to the same period last year to 551,000 tons. In the given period Ukraine’s silicomanganese output decreased by 15.8% to 405,250 tons, while its ferromanganese production declined by 54.7% to 55,700 tons, both year on year. Specifically, in the first eight months…

ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih’s finished steel output up by 2.9% in January-August 2013

In the first eight months of the current year the crude steel production of ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih, the Ukrainian subsidiary of the global steel giant ArcelorMittal, totaled 4.2302 million tons, up by 0.4% year on year, as announced by the company. In addition, in the first eight months of the year ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih saw…

July 2013

UKRAINE&RUSSIA: STEEL-MAKING PIG IRON UKRAINE&RUSSIA: FOUNDRY PIG IRON UKRAINE&RUSSIA: ROUND BILLETS Month Ukrainian market, $/t, $1/UAH7.9898* min max June 539.36 648.63 July 514.49 614.08  * – Ukrainian Hrivna and Russian Rouble exchange rates are as of 31.07.13 according to the National Bank of Ukraine and the Central Bank of the Russian Federation.    (Ukrainian Metal)…

Ukrainian steel product exports rose slightly in H1 2013

In June 2013 Ukraine’s exports of steel products decreased by 0.8% MoM to 1.878 million metric tons.

In January to June Ukraine exported 11.834 million metric tons of steel products, up by 0.9% YoY. (SteelGuru)

ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih celebrating 2 successful years of continuous casting

The beginning of August marked an eventful period at ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih, as the Ukrainian plant not only celebrated its 79th anniversary, but also 2 successful years of continuous casting. The continuous casting department and facilities started operating in 2011, to fulfill the obligations undertaken as part of Kryvyi Rih’s sales and purchase agreement signed…

ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih finished steel output increase in January-July 2013

In the first seven months of the current year the crude steel production at ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih, the Ukrainian subsidiary of the global steel giant ArcelorMittal, totaled 3.6678 million metric tons, up by 0.22% YoY. ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih saw a 8.2% increase YoY in its finished steel output to 3.3533 million metric tons, while its…

Ukrainian steel product exports increased in January-May 2013

In May 2013 Ukraine’s exports of steel products decreased by 13.3% MoM to 1.893 million metric tons.
In January to May Ukraine exported 9.955 million metric tons of steel products, up by 0.7% YoY.
In May Ukraine registered a 9.5% decrease MoM in its steel product imports to 165,100 metric tons. (SteelGuru)

Zaporizhstal reduced energy consumption of steel product in H1 2013

During the first halfyear of the 2013 Integrated Iron and Steel Works “Zaporizhstal” reduced energy consumption of manufactured steel product by 6,4%. There is the program of the Metinvest Group at Zaporizhstal which is oriented on realization energy-efficient process and implementation of total control raw material consumption and energy resources across all levels of manufacture.…

Yenakievo launches new rebar product for rock bolting mining tunnel roofs

Yenakievo Iron & Steel Works’ Makeevka Branch mastered the production of thread bar, the use of which simplifies and accelerates the process of rock bolting, an advanced method for affixing mine tunnel roofs.Rock bolt works immediately after installation, improving mine tunnel stability as rock stratification is prevented and the size of inelastic deformation areas is…