ArcelorMittal is interested in using Odessa region ports to transport cargo to its European works.
In January Ukraine exported $123.93 million worth of steel semi-finished products, with imports on the level of $0.78 million.
The ferronickel works has suffered another attack. Unknown people tried to block the company operation. This is not the first raiders attempt to influence the operation of Pobuzhye Ferronickel Plant.
Dneprovskoye Mine Group has put into operation two new long faces with the total reserves of coal on the level of 930 thousand tons. This will let the miners work till the end of the year.
One of the largest Ukrainian iron ore miners and concentrate producers – Vostok-Ruda hasn’t been paying for consumed electricity since April 2015. The company’s electricity debt is now 20.2 million UAH.
In October and November 2015 Dneprovsky Iron and Steel Works named after Dzerzhinsky received $2.5 million of losses each month, and $6 million in December.
In January scrap deficiency for local consumption totaled 105 thousand tons, or 40% of the volume needed (267 thousand tons).
Vostochny Mining and Processing Works has announced a purchase of 10.42 million cubic meters of gas in April-December.
In January Ukraine exported $86.82 million worth of flat rolled metal, with imports on the level of $24.61 million.
In January Ukraine mined 3130.5 thousand tons of coal, down by 9.3% YoY, or by 321.2 thousand tons.
In January Ukraine exported $99.15 million worth of long rolled metal, while imports reached $8.5 million.
In January Ukraine exported $0.34 million worth of ferrous scrap, with imports on the level of $0.5 million.
In Severodonetsk law-enforcers met with entrepreneurs who procure and sell ferrous and non-ferrous metals scrap.
In January Ukraine produced 1920 thousand tons of pig iron, 1938 thousand tons of steel and 1689 thousand tons of rolled metal, up by 112% and 103% and down by 98% YoY respectively.
Yuzhny Mining and Processing Works put into operation a new Atlas Copco FlexiROC D60 drilling rig in its quarry.
Ingulets Mining and Processing Works has put two new jaw crushers into operation.
The development project of one of the most prospective titanium areas – in the region of Motrono-Annovsky is falling apart. The work has been postponed for a year.
In February Alchevsk Iron and Steel Works plans to increase pig iron output to 173 thousand tons from 137 thousand tons in January.
Zaporizhstal could lose 20-30% of its orders if the railroad transportation tariffs are increased by 15%, as the orders will become unprofitable and below their prime cost.