Ukraine: coal mining halved

In January-July Ukraine mined 22806.7 thousand tons of ordinary coal, down by 50.8% YoY, or by 23516.4 thousand tons.

Metals of Ukraine & Russia: rolled wire (ordinary steel), June 2015

Ukrainian and Russian export prices are down by $10-15.

Ukraine: Azovstal and Interpipe to work for railways

The state administration of the railroad transport Ukrzaliznytsia has renewed purchases of rails from Azovstal Iron and Steel Works and wheel pairs from Interpipe.

Metals of Ukraine & Russia: reinforcement steel (ordinary steel), June 2015

Ukrainian and Russian export prices are down by $10-20.

Ukraine: Border Guards prevented scrap movements to Crimea

The State Border Guard has prevented the illegal export of 69 thousand tons of scrap to the Russia-annexed Crimea.

Ukraine: Zaporizhstal wins construction competition

Kiev hosted the award ceremony of the 2014 best houses and structures competition.

Ukraine: ferrous metals export revenues down in January-July 2015

In January-July Ukrainian companies exported $5062.89 million worth of ferrous metals, down by 41% YoY ($8580.41 million).

Ukraine: SevGOK to assemble more electrofilters

Severny Mining and Processing Works (SevGOK, Kriviy Rih) has decided to assemble two more electofilters worth 100 million UAH.

Metals of Ukraine & Russia: beams (ordinary steel), June 2015

Russian export prices are up by $27.

Ukraine: scrap trade volumes “thin” in H1 2015

The steel production by Ukraine dropped considerably due to the ongoing political instability in the region. More importantly, imports and exports of scrap metals declined during the first half of the current year.

Metals of Ukraine & Russia: channel (ordinary steel), June 2015

Ukrainian export prices are down by $25, Russian export prices are up by $20.

Ukraine: steel output down in June 2015

In June Ukraine produced 2003 thousand tons of steel, down by 7.9%, or by 172 thousand tons MoM.

Ukraine: shelling threatens output at largest coke plant

The main coke plant of Ukraine’s largest steel producer, Metinvest, is on the verge of halting output after heavy shelling overnight damaged power lines, the company said.

Ukraine: Ferrexpo interim earnings hit by iron ore slump

Ukrainian iron ore miner Ferrexpo said it was cautious about its full-year performance due to weakness in iron ore prices and an uncertain situation in Ukraine, as it reported a 45% fall in its half-year core profit.

Ukraine: 2nd BF put into operation at Alchevsk Works

Alchevsk Iron and Steel Works, a part of the Industrial Union of Donbass, has put its second blast furnace into operation.