Ukraine: metal makers to keep output levels

Ukrmetallurgprom forecasts steel output on the level of 2 million tons in September, with pig iron also at 2 million tons and rolled metal at 1.7 million tons. After the drop in June, affected by the railroad strike in Donetsk and Lugansk regions, July saw a certain stabilization of raw materials delivery to metal companies…

Russia: copper output down in 2016

In 2016 Ural Mining-Metallurgical Company plans to produce 350 thousand tons of copper, down by 10% YoY. Copper content in ore is dwindling, even though ore mining remains the same – around 24-25 million tons. The company expects the situation to improve in 2020-2021, when new capacities are put into operation and ore mining increases.…

Ukraine: NKMZ produces 3 crushers for AMKR

Novokramatorsk Machine-Building Works has produced 3 crushers for ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih. “Crushers will be used to break mineral resources used in metal manufacture”, said the company in its statement. The capacity of the reversible hummer crusher is 250 tons per hour, and that of the four-roll crusher – 16 tons per hour. All crushers will…

Metals of Ukraine & Russia: hot-rolled coils, June 2016

Month

Ukrainian market, $/t, without VAT, EXW, $1/UAH24.854*

min

max

May

384

448

June

406

443

* – Ukrainian Hrivna and Russian Rouble exchange rates are as of 30.06.16 according to the National Bank of Ukraine and the Central Bank of the Russian Federation. (Ukrainian Metal)

Ukraine: Ilyich starts producing new DX52D rolled steel

Mariupol Ilyich Iron and Steel Works has started producing galvanized rolled metal of low-carbon DX52D grade steel. Order for that rolled metal came from several consumers around Ukraine. “We have developed the optimal chemical composition, rolling parameters and the production technology”, said the company CEO Yuri Zinchenko. A part of the metal ordered has already…

Metals of Ukraine & Russia: scrap (grade 2A), June 2016

Month

Ukrainian market, $/t, without VAT, FCA, $1/UAH24.854*

min

max

May

197

211

June

149

153

* – Ukrainian Hrivna and Russian Rouble exchange rates are as of 30.06.16 according to the National Bank of Ukraine and the Central Bank of the Russian Federation. (Ukrainian Metal)

Ukraine: DTEK’s production indicators for H1 2016

In January-June DTEK Group companies produced 13.9 million tons of coal (down by 0.8% YoY), generated 17.9 billion kWh of electricity (-7%), transmitted 22.8 billion kWh of electricity via networks (-0.9%), and produced 776.61 million cubic meters of natural gas (+40.1%). “Despite the unfavorable external environment, we managed to maintain the volume of coal production,…

Metals of Ukraine & Russia: square billets (structural steel), June 2016

Month

Ukrainian market, $/t, without VAT, EXW, $1/UAH24.854*

min

max

May

208

375

June

277

375

* – Ukrainian Hrivna and Russian Rouble exchange rates are as of 30.06.16 according to the National Bank of Ukraine and the Central Bank of the Russian Federation. (Ukrainian Metal)

Ukraine: Metinvest commissions new environmental equipment at Avdiivka Coke

Metinvest Group commissioned a thermal and catalytic afterburner at Avdiivka Coke and Chemical Works (AKKhZ) designed to reduce emissions by tar distillation shop. Project investments total about 6.5 million UAH. Despite the difficult situation in Avdiivka and interruptions in the power supply from time to time, Metinvest Group continues to modernize Avdiivka Coke. Set-up and…