Ukraine: metal companies expenses up in January-July 2015

In January-July the Ukrainian metal industry received 14.3 billion UAH of losses, up by 15.3% YoY, or by 1.9 billion UAH.

Ukraine: Ilyich decreases gas consumption

Mariupol Ilyich Iron and Steel Works thermal station #1 has completely switched to blast furnace gas, which led to a substantial natural gas saving. In August the works was able to save 2.9 million UAH.

Ukraine: Pavlograd and Dobropolye stock 400 thousand tons of coal

Ukrainian thermal power station coal reserves grow daily by 20 thousand tons and have reached 1.6 million tons, said the energy and coal industry minister Vladimir Demchishyn.

Ukraine: DTEK increases its coal stocks in mid September

From September 7 to September 14 DTEK increased coal stocks at its thermal power stations by 64.7 thousand tons.

Ukraine: Metinvest claims 2.7 billion UAH debt

The Ukrainian mining-metallurgical sector is in decay. The leading companies are balancing on the edge of profitability. First of all, because of the problems with raw materials deliveries due to the military activity in the East. Iron ore extraction tax also affects this. For the past 1.5 years it has grown 20 times.

Ukraine: steel semis export-import in January-August 2015

In August Ukraine exported $169.2 million worth of steel semi-finished products, with imports on the level of $0.61 million.

Metals of Ukraine & Russia: scrap (grade 2a), July 2015

Ukraine: DMZ produces only 90 thousand tons of pig iron per month

The largest company of Donetsk – Donetsk Iron and Steel Works has put the blast furnace #1 into operation, one of the two existing furnaces.

Ukraine: ATO coal to cost 1.1 thousand UAH

The Ministry for energy and coal industry is prepared to buy coal from the Anti-terrorist operation zone at 1.1 thousand UAH per ton.

Metals of Ukraine & Russia: scrap (grade 3a), July 2015

Ukraine: coal imports from Russia to hit 300 thousand tons

Ukraine has contracts to import 300 thousand tons of coal from Russia every month, said the minister for energy and coal industry Vladimir Demchyshin.

Ukraine: Krivoy Rog Iron Ore Industrial Complex ore output down in January-August 2015

In January-August Krivoy Rog Iron Ore Industrial Complex produced 3.6 million tons of iron ore, down by 3.2% YoY.

Ukraine: state mines get no money for modernization

For the past 8 months state mines received no money for the equipment modernization, said the minister for energy and coal industry Vladimir Demchyshin.

Ukraine: DTEL Pavlogradugol ups coal deliveries to TPSs

In August 31 – September 6 DTEK increased coal stocks of its thermal power stations by 30 thousand tons. During that period stations received 390 thousand tons of coal, and used 360 thousand tons to produce electricity.

Ukraine: UGOK to increase development investments

Yuzhny Mining and Processing Works (UGOK) plans to increase its investments into development of the capacities to 922 million UAH in 2015, up by 32% YoY.

Metals of Ukraine & Russia: pellets, July 2015

Ukraine: Ilyich August 2015 galvanized rolled metal output at 30 thousand tons

In August Mariupol Ilyich Iron and Steel Works reached the maximum of its galvanized rolled metal output – 30 thousand tons. Half of the products were produced according to Eurostandards.

Metals of Ukraine & Russia: sinter ore, July 2015

Ukraine: steel pipes export-import in January-August 2015

In August Ukraine exported $37.2 million worth of steel pipes, with imports on the level of $6.91 million.

Ukraine: October 2015 to see 1.9 million tons of steel

Metallurgprom forecasts the steel output on the level of 1.9 million tons in October. Rolled metal and pig iron manufacture are expected at 1.8 million tons and 1.9 million tons respectively.

Ukraine: gas consumption by metal companies down in January-August 2015

In January-August Ukrainian metal companies consumed 1.38 billion cubic meters of gas, down by 22% YoY.