In January Ukraine exported $0.34 million worth of ferrous scrap, with imports on the level of $0.5 million.
In Severodonetsk law-enforcers met with entrepreneurs who procure and sell ferrous and non-ferrous metals scrap.
In January Ukraine produced 1920 thousand tons of pig iron, 1938 thousand tons of steel and 1689 thousand tons of rolled metal, up by 112% and 103% and down by 98% YoY respectively.
Yuzhny Mining and Processing Works put into operation a new Atlas Copco FlexiROC D60 drilling rig in its quarry.
Ingulets Mining and Processing Works has put two new jaw crushers into operation.
The development project of one of the most prospective titanium areas – in the region of Motrono-Annovsky is falling apart. The work has been postponed for a year.
In February Alchevsk Iron and Steel Works plans to increase pig iron output to 173 thousand tons from 137 thousand tons in January.
Zaporizhstal could lose 20-30% of its orders if the railroad transportation tariffs are increased by 15%, as the orders will become unprofitable and below their prime cost.
The state company “Ukruglerestrukturizatsiya” has signed several agreements on closing down of mines worth 43.47 million UAH.
Within the ecological modernization of its sinter factory Zaporizhstal has stopped its sintering machine #4 to assemble gas-purifying equipment.