Ukraine temporarily suspends on steel pipes imports from August 1st 2013

According to the Economic Development and Trade Ministry beginning with August 1, 2013 Ukraine will temporarily suspend the quotas on the import of steel seamless casing and compressor pipes of up to 406.4 mm in diameter, irrespective of the country of origin. (SteelGuru)

Ukrainian Steel Construction Association registered in June

The Ukrainian Steel Construction Association was registered in June. Its founders were Metinvest Group, leading steel distributors, producers of bearing and fencing steel structures and design organizations.The creation of UkrSCA will contribute to the development of the domestic steel market. The association comprises of 12 companies during the first phase, including producers of roof and…

Interpipe appointed Mr. Fadi Hraibi as new CCO

Interpipe appointed Mr. Fadi Hraibi as the Commercial and Operating Officer (CCO). This new management position will enhance company’s sales management efficiency.Mr. Hraibi, who has already started at Interpipe, will be responsible for planning and management of company’s commercial activities, development and implementation of marketing strategy and sales channels development.Mr. Alexander Kirichko, GM of Interpipe,…

Alchevsk Iron and Steel Works to supply its own electricity to energy markets

Mr. Viktor Yanukovych, Ukrainian President, said that the modernization of Alchevsk Iron and Steel Works would help to improve the environmental situation in the city, as well as allow the company to sell electricity.Mr. Yanukovych at a visiting meeting of the Council of Regions in Luhansk said that the authorities had recently paid considerable attention…

May 2013

UKRAINE&RUSSIA: STEEL-MAKING PIG IRON UKRAINE&RUSSIA: FOUNDRY PIG IRON UKRAINE&RUSSIA: ROUND BILLETS UKRAINE&RUSSIA: SQUARE BILLETS UKRAINE&RUSSIA: ROLLED WIRE Month Russian market, $/t, $1/RUR32.1961* min max April 496.95 782.70 May 506.27 782.70 Month Ukrainian market, $/t without VAT, $1/UAH7.9898* min max April 673.23 724.30 May 673.23 724.30 Month Export, Ukraine, $/t, FOB Black sea ports min max…

ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih crude steel output increase in January-May 2013

In the January-May period of the current year the crude steel production of ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih, the Ukrainian subsidiary of the global steel giant ArcelorMittal, totaled 2.587 million tons, up by 1.5% YoY.In addition, in the first five months of the year ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih saw a 11.4% increase YoY in its finished steel output…

ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih increased finish roll product in January-May 2013

ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih, Ukraine’s biggest steel producer, raised finished roll production by 11.9% YoY in January-May to 2.417 million tons.Crude steel production grew by 1.8% to 2.595 million tons and pig iron was up by 0.9% to 2.249 million tons.The company produced 464,000 tons of roll, 504,000 tons of crude steel and 432,000 tons of…

April 2013

UKRAINE&RUSSIA: STEEL-MAKING PIG IRON UKRAINE&RUSSIA: FOUNDRY PIG IRON UKRAINE&RUSSIA: ROUND BILLETS UKRAINE&RUSSIA: SQUARE BILLETS UKRAINE&RUSSIA: ROLLED WIRE UKRAINE&RUSSIA: SLABS UKRAINE&RUSSIA: REINFORCEMENT STEEL, CLASS A1, A3 Month Russian market, $/t, $1/RUR32.1961* min max March 573.05 874.33 April 560.66 874.33 Month Ukrainian market, $/t without VAT, $1/UAH7.9898* min max March 657.96 740.57 April 657.96 806.03 Month Export,…

Ukrainian scrap exports in January-April 2013

According to the State Statistics Committee of Ukraine, in January-April Ukraine did not export any steel scrap, while in the same period last year the country exported 184,025 tons of scrap.

In January-April Ukraine’s scrap imports increased 2.8 times YoY to 61,945 tons worth a total of $24.908 million. (SteelGuru)

Ukrainian steel sector should meet European environmental standards

Ukrainian president Mr. Viktor Yanukovych during his visit to Zaporizhzhia region said that modernization of the mining and metallurgical complex should proceed in line with European environmental standards to make it possible to solve the environmental problems of the regions where MMC companies operate, and to start launching the relevant environmental programs. Mr. Yanukovych during…

Ukraine scrap export activity silent in Q1 2013

According to the State Statistics Committee of Ukraine, in January-March 2013 Ukraine did not export any steel scrap, while in the same period of last year the country exported 123,900 tons of scrap.

In January-March of the current year Ukraine’s scrap imports increased by 84.6% YoY to 36,000 tons. (SteelGuru)

Zaporizhstal to double steel supplies to KCBW

Zaporizhstal has successfully adopted the production process of new types of roll formed sections made of stainless steel grade used for building Ukrainian railroad passenger cars and superfast electric trains, under the order forwarded by PJSC Kriukovskiy Coach Building Works (KCBW) to its Hot Rolling Strip Mill Production Shop. Zaporizhstal ships about 2000 tons of…

Zaporizhstal finish steel product up by 2.9% in April 2013

According to the company’s preliminary results, Zaporizhstal’s finished steel product output increased by 2.9% to 269,000 tons, while its crude steel production increased by 1.6% to 320,100 tons, both year on year basis.

In addition, in the given month Zaporizhstal saw a 2.6% YoY growth in its pig iron output to 270,300 tons. (SteelGuru)