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…

Metinvest to shut sinter plant at Azovstal Iron and Steel Works

Metinvest, Ukraine’s biggest steelmaker, will remove from operation a sinter facility at its Azovstal plant.
The plant will shift its sinter production to Mariupol Ilyich Iron and Steel Works.
The cost of restoring sinter production at Ilyich will top $300 million. (SteelGuru)

ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih crude steel output up by 13.8% YoY

In the January-November period of the current year the crude steel production of ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih, the Ukrainian subsidiary of the global steel giant ArcelorMittal, totaled 5.869 million tons, up by 13.8% YoY.In addition, in the first 11 months of the year ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih registered a 14.3% YoY increase in its finished steel output…

November 2012

UKRAINE&RUSSIA: STEEL-MAKING PIG IRONUKRAINE&RUSSIA: FOUNDRY PIG IRONUKRAINE&RUSSIA: ROUND BILLETSUKRAINE&RUSSIA: SQUARE BILLETSUKRAINE&RUSSIA: ROLLED WIREUKRAINE&RUSSIA: SLABS UKRAINE&RUSSIA: REINFORCEMENT STEEL, CLASS A1, A3UKRAINE&RUSSIA: ROUNDS, SQUARESUKRAINE&RUSSIA: BEAMS, CHANNEL UKRAINE&RUSSIA: ANGLES Month Russian market, $/t, $1/RUR32.1961* min max October 618.09 878.99 November 618.09 878.99 Month Ukrainian market, $/t without VAT, $1/UAH7.9898* min max October 679.87 832.31 November 679.87 832.31 * –…

Ukrainian semi-finished steel exports and imports declined in January-October 2012

According to the data issued by Ukraine’s Cabinet of Ministers, in the January to October period of the current year Ukrainian exports of semi-finished steel products decreased by 3.3% year on year to 8.458 million tons.Exports of semi-finished steel products from Ukraine decreased by 8.4% in October compared to September to 763,560 tons.On the other…

Ukrainian scrap exports almost zero in October 2012

In January to October this year Ukraine’s scrap exports decreased by 45.6% YoY to 366,500 tons.
In October alone Ukraine’s scrap exports declined by 96.6% compared to September to 200 tons. In the 10 months of the current year Ukraine’s scrap imports decreased by 23.1% YoY to 80,100 tons. (SteelOrbis)

Ukraine issues production results for January-November 2012

According to the data issued by Ukraine’s Cabinet of Ministers, in the first 11 months of the current year Ukraine registered an 11.5% decrease in its finished steel product output to 24,746 million tons, a 6.6% decrease in its crude steel output to 29.828 million tons and a 1.3% decline in its pig iron production…