Ukraine: scrap export-import in January-October 2015

In January-October Ukraine exported 1124.98 thousand tons of scrap, up by 41.1% YoY (from 797.48 thousand tons).

Ukraine: EMSS to produce billets for VSMPO-AVISMA

Energomashspetsstal (Kramatorsk) plans to produce press-forming billets for VSMPO-AVISMA (Russia). The delivery of billets is scheduled for January 2016.

Ukraine: Metinvest to construct a service center in Italy

Metinvest Group is gearing up to constructing a steel service center in Italy, where it already owns re-rolling facilities for production of flat steel. Operations will start in spring 2016. The service center will conduct several activities, including mechanical surface treatment of steel for painting, preparation for welding, etc.

Ukraine: Crimean Titanium still getting raw materials

Ukrainian raw materials are still delivered to the Crimean Titanium Works, even though in smaller volumes.

Ukraine: Kurakhovskaya accounts arrested

The Ministry for Internal Affairs has started a criminal investigation against the Kurakhovskaya Central Processing Factory, a part of DTEK, as to the illegal processing of coal from small illegal coalmines of the Donetsk region.

Ukraine: Zaporizhstal output up in January-October 2015

In January-October Zaporizhstal produced 3.1 million tons of pig iron, 3.34 million tons of steel and 2.85 million tons of rolled metal, all up by 7.9%, 1.4% and 1.2% YoY respectively.

Ukraine: court confirms Mechel’s ownership of DEMZ

The 9th court of appeals has refused to make Mechel sell Vadim Varshavsky the shares of Daveze Limited, owner of Donetsk Electrometallurgical Plant.

Ukraine: EMSS gets a German order

Energomashspetsstal is going to produce a large hammer frame weighing 61 tons for Lasco.

Ukraine: metal output down in January-October 2015

In January-October Ukrainian metal companies produced 19.11 million tons of carbon steel, down by 18.4% YoY.

Ukraine: metallurgy to see rise soon

Ukraine has unique natural conditions for the metallurgy development, so the industry will see a rise soon.

Ukraine: Interpipe working at 30-50% capacity

Interpipe is working at 30-40% of its steel pipes capacities.

Ukraine: DMKD and AMKR get the most VAT back in October 2015

The largest receivers of the VAT-reimbursement in October were Dneprovsky Iron and Steel Works named after Dzerzhinsky (578.1 million UAH) and ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih (430.8 million UAH).

Ukraine: Western Donbass miners get 15 million tons of coal

DTEK Pavlogradugol mine groups are working stable. So far they have mined 14.7 million tons of coal.

Ukraine: Interpipe names conditions of its return to Russia

Interpipe could return to the Russian steel pipes market if the Rouble gets stronger and the prices increase.

Ukraine: Ilyich output down in 10 months

In January-October Mariupol Ilyich Iron and Steel Works produced 2.02 million tons of rolled metal, down by 28.2% YoY.

Ukraine: DSS supervisory board extends the acting chairman term of office

Dneprospetsstal supervisory board has extended the term of office of its acting chairman Vitaly Kornievsky for 3 months.

Ukraine: Interpipe fears another railroad tariffs rise

Interpipe sees another rise of railroad tariffs as critical.

Ukraine: Metinvest developing despite hardships

In 2014-2015 the largest Ukrainian private mining-metallurgical group Metinvest went through the hoops of military activities in the East, but it still carries on modernization of its companies and lends a helping hand in rebuilding the destroyed infrastructure of the region.

Ukraine: miners in mortal danger

The chairman of the Independent trade union of the miners of Ukraine Mikhail Volynets believes the labor safety level in the coal industry is rapidly falling, and could lead to increase of the fatal accidents at mines.

Ukraine: AZOTSM appoints a new chairman

The Supervisory board of Artemovsk Non-Ferrous Processing Works (AZOTSM, Donetsk region) has dismissed Igor Shutov from the office of the chairman of the board and appointed Vitaly Malykhin instead.