In 2014 Ukrainian metallurgical companies are expected to cut steel production by 16.8%, to 27.2 million tons, YoY, while in 2015 – by 0.7% compared to the forecast figures for this year, to 27 million tons.
Ukraine at the end of 2014 could cut currency income from exports of ferrous metal products (iron ore, pig iron, rolled steel and pipes) by13.6%, to $16.05 billion YoY ($18.57 billion in 2013), and by 14.1% in 2015, to 413.794 billion.
In January-November Ukrainian companies produced 983.4 thousand tons of ferroalloys, up by 25.4% YoY.
In October Ukraine exported $72.69 million worth of steel pipes with imports on the level of $7.57 million.
In January-November Ukrainian coal companies mined 61498.4 thousand tons of ordinary coal, down by 19.2% YoY.
Russian Severstal is selling its Dneprometiz works in Dniepropetrovsk, Ukraine.
In January-November Mariupol Ilyich Iron and Steel Works (Donetsk region), a part of the Metinvest group, produced 2.99 million tons of rolled metal, down by 22.1% YoY.
Zaporizhstal Integrated Iron and Steel Works is one of the first Ukrainian iron and steel plants that introduced QR-coding system of finished products based on SAP Mobile Inventory Management system. This system enables to operate automatically inventory procedures and finished goods shipment.
Ukraine’s coal production in November was down 44% year on year to 4.12 million mt in November, which was 4.2% higher than October, an energy and coal industry ministry official said Wednesday, citing preliminary figures.
In January-November ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih produced 5.09 million tons of rolled metal, down by 1.3% YoY.
In January-November Azovstal Iron and Steel Works, a part of the Metinvest group, produced 3.02 million tons of rolled metal, down by 24.5% YoY.
Metinvest Group of Companies forecasts the decrease of its output in 2014 by 10% from the planned volumes.
In October Ukraine produced 1921 thousand tons of steel, up by 6.3%, or by 114 thousand tons, MoM.
In October Ukraine exported $93.75 million worth of ferroalloys, with imports reaching $13.59 million.
Mr Volodymyr Demchishin, Ukraine’s newly-appointed minister of energy and coal mining industry, said that Ukraine may take out about 2 million tons of coal from the conflict-hit Donbas region.
According to data released by Metallurgprom industry association, Ukraine’s export values of semi finished steel products in October totaled USD 263 million and the import values amounted to USD 5.79 million.
In October Ukraine (not counting the temporarily occupied territory of Crimea) mined 2.3 million tons of coal, down by 58.8% YoY.
According to Metinvest Group of Companies, in 2015 Ukrainian rolled metal market would shrink by 15%.
In January-November Ukrainian metal companies produced 25.24 million tons of carbon steel, down by 15.9% YoY.
In October Ukraine exported $201.3 million worth of long rolled products with imports on the level of $22.59 million.
In October Ukraine produced 89 thousand tons of steel pipes, down by 6.3%, or by 6 thousand tons, MoM.
Due to the strategic partnership with Ukrrichflot JSSC, during the shipping season of 2014 Zaporizhstal Steel Works shipped to consumers 850 thousand tons of steel products (in 2013 – 509,000 tonnes) via Ukrainian river ports (Zaporizhzhya, Mykolayiv, Kherson river ports). Moreover, the major part of the Works’ steel products over 700,000 tonnes (about 82%) was sent to consumers via Zaporizhzhya river port.
In October Nikopol Ferroalloy Plant (NZF, Dniepropetrovsk region) produced 1.3 thousand tons of ferromanganese, up by 18.2%, or by 0.2 thousand tons, MOM.
In October Ukraine exported $263.46 million worth of steel semi-finished products, with imports on the level of $5.79 million.
In October Ukraine produced 1664 thousand tons of pig iron, up by 8.5%, or by 131 thousand tons, MoM.
In 2014 Ukraine will procure 5.4 million tons of ferrous metals scrap.