Ukrainian steel product exports down by 5% in January to September 2012

In the January to September period of the current year Ukraine’s exports of steel products decreased by 5.1% compared to the same period of last year, to 17.174 million tons. 
In September Ukraine’s steel product exports decreased by 4.6% compared to August, to 1.79 million tons. (SteelOrbis)

ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih to reduce rebar shipments in October 2012

ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih, the Ukrainian subsidiary of the global steel giant ArcelorMittal, has announced that in October it plans to reduce shipments of rebar by 10-15% compared to September to 235-245,000 tons.
In the January to September period ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih shipped around 1.9million tons of rebar, up by 9% YoY. (SteelOrbis)

Metinvest to set PCI system into operation at Azovstal Iron and Steel Works

Metinvest Holding LLC, a vertically integrated metals and mining company, has announced its plans to stop two coking batteries at the Azovstal steel plant after the start-up and adjustment of the pulverised coal injection system has been successfully completed. The batteries will be finally shut down at the end of October 2012. (

September 2012

UKRAINE&RUSSIA: STEEL-MAKING PIG IRON UKRAINE&RUSSIA: FOUNDRY PIG IRON UKRAINE&RUSSIA: ROUND BILLETS UKRAINE&RUSSIA: SQUARE BILLETS UKRAINE&RUSSIA: ROLLED WIRE UKRAINE&RUSSIA: SLABS  UKRAINE&RUSSIA: REINFORCEMENT STEEL, CLASS A1, A3  UKRAINE&RUSSIA: ROUNDS, SQUARES Month Russian market, $/t, $1/RUR32.1961* min max August 565.29 782.70 September 574.60 860.35 Month Ukrainian market, $/t without VAT, $1/UAH7.9898* min max August 694.89 857.34 September 689.88…

ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih ups roll output by 12% in 9 months of 2012

ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih, Ukraine’s biggest steel producer, raised finished roll production by 11.7% YoY to 4.032 million tons in January to September.Crude steel production grew by 15.9% to 4.764 million tons and pig iron was up by 19.1% to 4.171 million tons. The plant produced 451,000 tons of roll, 552,000 tons of crude steel and…

Ukraine production results for January-September 2012

According to the data, issued by Ukraine’s Cabinet of Ministers, in the first 9 months of the current year Ukraine registered a 3.5% decrease in its finished steel product output to 20.411 million tons, a 5.6% decrease in its crude steel output to 24.592 million tons and a 0.75% decline in its pig iron production…

Interpipe inaugurates EAF-based steel making complex

Interpipe, one of the leading steel pipes producers in Eastern and Central Europe, put into operation the Interpipe Steel electric steel making complex at Dniepropetrovsk with installed capacity of 1.32 million tons.Interpipe Steel is the largest single private investment since Ukraine became independent. The mill combines innovative steel melting technologies from one of the top…

Zaporizhstal modernizes its scrap yard

Zaporizhstal invested around UAH 3 million in modernization and reconstruction of the scrap yard. The enterprise has purchased two new modern mobile reloaderes of German company Terex Fuchs for upgrading of scrap loading and processing efficiency.The program of systematic modernization and reconstruction of capacities is realized at the works on permanent basis, the production equipment…

Ukrainian scrap exports down by 25% in January-August 2012

In the first 8 months of the current year Ukraine’s scrap exports decreased by 25% YoY to 360,400 tons. In August Ukraine’s scrap exports declined by 83.2% compared to July to 6,400 tons.
In the first 8 months of the current year Ukraine’s scrap imports decreased by 35.1% YoY to 59,400 tons. (SteelOrbis)

Ukrainian pig iron exports increase in January-August 2012

In January to August Ukrainian exports of pig iron increased by 7.9% YoY to 1.167 million tons.
In August exports of pig iron from Ukraine decreased by 0.7% compared to July to 144,960 tons. In January to August Ukrainian imports of pig iron decreased by 42.4% YoY to 21,300 toms. (SteelOrbis)