APRIL 2010

UKRAINE&RUSSIA: STEEL-MAKING PIG IRON UKRAINE&RUSSIA: FOUNDRY PIG IRON Month Russian market, $/t, $1/RUR31.38* min max March 333.01 513.07 April 333.01 513.07 Month Ukrainian market, $/t without VAT, $1/UAH 5.33* min max March 602.06 619.14 April 766.04 804.88 * – the US dollar exchange rate has been fixed to avoid exchange rate differences.  (Ukrainian Metal) UKRAINE&RUSSIA:…

Review of coated steel scenario in Ukraine

Rusmet reported that flat steel with anticorrosion covers gains more popularity in Ukraine despite the general downturn, however national manufacturers are still not ready to meet market demand. Though, huge imported quantities and general growth of steel consumption facilitated construction of new galvanizing and coating capacities in Ukraine.Till recent times there were only three galvanized…

MARCH 2010

UKRAINE&RUSSIA: STEEL-MAKING PIG IRON UKRAINE&RUSSIA: FOUNDRY PIG IRON UKRAINE&RUSSIA: ROUND BILLETS  METAL OF UKRAINE & RUSSIA: SQUARE BILLETS, MARCH 2010 Month Russian market, $/t, $1/RUR31.38* Ukrainian market, $/t without VAT, $1/UAH 5.33* min max min max February 402.42 602.29 519.28** 599.06** March 402.42 602.29 519.28 599.06 Month Export, Ukraine, $/t, FOB Black sea ports Export,…

ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih steel output in 4 months up by 39% YoY

ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih has announced that during the first four months of this year it has increased its crude steel output by 39.1% YoY to 2.038 million tons. Product April 2010, t April 2009, t Change, % Pig iron 477,300 348,900 36.8 Steel 566,900 388,800 45.8 Rolled products 477,000 371,000 28.6 Product January-April, 2010 January-April…

Donetskstal to construct a coke oven battery at Makeevkoks this year

It is reported that the Ukrainian steel group Donetskstal plans by the end of the current year to complete the construction of the new 350,000 tons capacity coke oven battery at its coke producing subsidiary Makeevkoks. The total investments in the construction amount to about $30 million. (SteelOrbis)

Metinvest hikes iron ore prices for Ukrainian steel mills

It is reported that in April Ukrainian mining and steel producing company Metinvest Holding doubled on YoY basis its iron ore materials prices for domestic consumers.Mr. Alexander Ryzhenkov, chairman of the board of the Ukrainian steelmaker Donetskstal, said that starting from April it had receives pellets from Metinvest iron ore subsidiary Severniy GOK at the…