Ukraine increases DRI and HBI import in 2010

It is reported that Ukraine increased import of high quality raw material DRI/HBI in 2010 2.71 times compared to 2009 to 346,500 tons.
In December 2010 import of these products increased 21.1% compared to November 2010 to 30,100 tons. ( 

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Ukraine expects a 10-15% rise in galvanized steel consumption in 2011

According to the report, issued by the Ukrainian galvanized steel producer Unisteel, in 2010 Ukraine’s consumption of galvanized steel increased by about 30% YoY to 330,000 tons exceeding all forecasts and confirming that the galvanized steel sector is gradually recovering from the crisis, with construction companies increasing their activities.In 2011 Ukraine’s consumption of galvanized steel…

Interpipe steel pipe output rises by 53% in 2010

According to preliminary data, in 2010 the pipe producing subsidiaries of Ukraine’s Interpipe Corporation increased their steel pipe output by 53% to 853,300 tons as compared to 2009.Specifically, in 2010, Interpipe NTRP registered a 43.5% increase in its steel pipe production to 357,900 tons, Interpipe NMPP saw its steel pipe output increase by 16% to…