Ukrainian and Russian export prices are down by $10-20.
The State Border Guard has prevented the illegal export of 69 thousand tons of scrap to the Russia-annexed Crimea.
Kiev hosted the award ceremony of the 2014 best houses and structures competition.
In January-July Ukrainian companies exported $5062.89 million worth of ferrous metals, down by 41% YoY ($8580.41 million).
Russian export prices are up by $27.
The steel production by Ukraine dropped considerably due to the ongoing political instability in the region. More importantly, imports and exports of scrap metals declined during the first half of the current year.
Ukrainian export prices are down by $25, Russian export prices are up by $20.
In June Ukraine produced 2003 thousand tons of steel, down by 7.9%, or by 172 thousand tons MoM.
The main coke plant of Ukraine’s largest steel producer, Metinvest, is on the verge of halting output after heavy shelling overnight damaged power lines, the company said.
Ukrainian iron ore miner Ferrexpo said it was cautious about its full-year performance due to weakness in iron ore prices and an uncertain situation in Ukraine, as it reported a 45% fall in its half-year core profit.