Coke and coal supplies to metal and chemical companies are still unstable. In January-March Ukrainian by-product coke plants decreased 6% moisture coke output by 42.6%, to 2.44 million tons, YoY.
In March Ukraine exported $30.53 million worth of ferrous metals scrap, with imports totaling $0.45 million.
In March Ukraine exported $51.33 million worth of steel pipes, while imports reached $4.56 million.
In 2014 Makeevkoks (Donetsk region) received 65.37 million UAH of losses.
In March Ukraine exported $213.09 million worth of iron ore, while import totaled $4.3 million.
In 2014 Krivbassvzryvprom (Kriviy Rih) received 23.42 million UAH of net profit.
In March Ukraine exported $184.96 million worth of long rolled products, while imports reached $9.03 million.
In March Ukraine exported $232.74 million worth of flat rolled metal, while imports reached $25.79 million.
In January-February major Ukrainian companies produced 141,3 thousand tons of ferrous pipes, down by 29.8% YoY.
In 2014 Donetskstal-Metal Works received 4871.54 million UAH of losses.
In March the major ferroalloys manufacturer Nikopol Ferroalloy Plant (NZF) produced 5.4 thousand tons of ferromanganese, up 4.9 times, or by 4.3 thousand tons, MoM.
In March Ukraine exported $53.74 million worth of pig iron, while imports reached $0.01 million.
In March Ukraine produced 113.6 thousand tons of manganese concentrate and sinter, up by 86.8%, or by 52.8 thousand tons, MoM.
In January-March Ukrainian companies exported 265.81 thousand tons of ferrous metals scrap, up by 71%, worth $69.02 million, up by 40.3%, YoY.
In 2014 Interpipe Dniepropetrovsk Vtormet increased its loses by 57.3%, to 68.8 million UAH, YoY.
The majority of mining and metal companies in Ukraine have been on the verge of bankruptcy since 2014, which they managed to avoid only thanks to the devaluation of the national currency and the improved competitiveness of Ukrainian products on foreign markets, Metinvest CEO Yuriy Ryzhenkov said.
In the first quarter of 2015 Ukrainian companies produced 245.9 thousand tons of ferroalloys, down by 5.5% YoY.
In January-March Ukraine imported 308.93 thousand tons of manganese ore and concentrate, up by 83.8%, or by 51.2%, to $46.38 million, YoY.