In January-February Ukraine exported 9.99 thousand tons of ferrous metals scrap, down by 92.7% YoY.
Energomashspetsstal will produce mining billets for Tyazhmash with delivery in March.
In January and February Dneprosvky Iron and Steel Works named after Dzerzhinsky received losses (145 million and around 105 million UAH respectively), but it plans to reach profitable conditions in March.
In January-February Yenakievo Iron and Steel Works produced 333 thousand tons of rolled metal, up by 71.6% YoY.
In February Zaporozhogneupor increased all of its main products output.
Ukrainian Metallurgists Federation and Metal and Miner Union have addressed the President Petro Poroshenko asking him to prevent implementation of the new railroad transportation tariffs and review the balance of scrap procurement and local consumption for 2016.
Ukrainian Mining and Metallurgical Company has opened another metal supermarket in Kharkiv. This is the second site in the region. The first was opened in Solonitsevka.
In 2015 Dniepropetrovsk Metal Construction Works named after Babushkin received 155.32 million UAH of losses.
In February scrap procurement totaled 181 thousand tons, with local market shortage at 53 thousand tons, or 23% of the needs (234 thousand tons).
Metal industry is the worst borrower for banks: past-due debts on loans reach 39.5%, with foreign currency loans amounting to 91.6%.