Ukraine: steel smelting to increase in April 2016

In April Ukraine will produce 2.1 million tons of steel, 2 million tons of pig iron and 1.8 million tons of rolled metal, says Metallurgprom.

Ukraine: court stops metal scrap balance decree

The County Administrative Court of Kiev has stopped the decree of the Ministry of economical development and trade on metal scrap balance. The case was initiated by Metallurgprom.

Ukraine: Smart-Holding triples losses in 2015

In 2015 Smart-Holding received 93.62 million UAH of losses.

Ukraine: Chervonograd Processing Factory resumes operation

With the help of the Ministry of energy and coal industry the capacities of the Lviv Coal Company processing factory have been restored after a long time of unstable work.

Ukraine: DZPB gets profits in 2015

In 2015 Dniepropetrovsk Forming Rolls Works received 19.99 million UAH of net profits.

Ukraine: Fiscal Service hiding Metinvest taxes

The State Fiscal Service says the tax payments of Metinvest are confidential information and cannot be disclosed without the company consent.

Ukraine: Coal Union against Krasnoarmeyskugol reformation

The Coal Union is against reformation projects that the Ministry of energy and coal industry is studying.

Ukraine: Krasnoarmeyskugol mines left without electricity

On March 7-11 Krasnoarmeyskugol mines spent 12 hours without electricity. This was the result of the 615 million UAH debt to power-generating companies.

Ukraine: government to import coal from terrorists

The Cabinet of Ministers has included supplies from the occupied territories of Donbass into the coal consumption plan.

Ukraine: Metinvest eyeing Iran

Metinvest is interested in the steel market of Iran and plans to certify its large-diameter pipes to be able to sell them to oil companies.

Ukraine: Interpipe NMTZ profits in 2015

In 2015 Interpipe NMTZ received 394.73 million UAH of net profits.

Ukraine: Ferrexpo pellets output down in January-February 2016

In January-February Ferrexpo plc, controlling Poltava and Yeristovo Mining and Processing Works, produced 1.87 million tons of pellets, down by 0.3% YoY.

Ukraine: economical development ministry to give quotas for scrap export

The Ministry of economical development and trade will be giving ferrous scrap export quotas.

Ukraine: gas consumption by metal companies down in February 2016

In February Ukrainian metal companies consumed 140 million cubic meters of gas, down by 20.9% MoM.

Ukraine: Metinvest buys more of Avdiivka Coke

Metinvest B.V. has purchased 0.11% of Avdiivka Coke and Chemical Works, increasing its share to 87.25% from 87.14%.

Ukraine: tax to go lighter on mining companies

The Ministry of energy and coal industry plans to find a way to increase coal output by changing taxes.

Ukraine: DTEK Dobropolyeugol decreases mining plans

2016 mining plans for DTEK Dobropolyeugol mines (except for Belozerskaya mine) have been decreased to 3.1 million tons due to the excess of gas coal in Ukraine as the result of the drop in electricity output.

Ukraine: InGOK to deliver concentrate to ArcelorMittal Poland S.A

Ingulets Mining and Processing Works will supply a trial batch (20 thousand tons) of 68% iron content concentrate to ArcelorMittal Poland S.A.

Ukraine: DSS output down in January-February 2016

In January-February Dneprospetsstal produced 31.29 thousand tons of steel, down by 5.1% YoY. Rolled metal output decreased by 7.4%, to 21.24 thousand tons.

Ukraine: rebar prices up on the local secondary market

Since the beginning of March rebars on the local secondary market went up in price by 10-15%, to 10.2-11.5 thousand UAH per ton.

Ukraine: EMZ increases losses in 2015

In 2015 Yenakievo Iron and Steel Works increased its net losses by 39.4% YoY, to 544.54 million UAH.