Zaporizhstal improved results for August 2012

In August 2012 performance indices of Zaporizhstal improved as compared with July 2012. Volume gain in production of iron, steel and roll stock had been caused mainly by introduction of organizational and technological arrangements. The average daily hot metal production in August increased to 8,830 tons from 8,750 tons in the previous 7 months of 2012.Coke…

Mariupol Ilyich Iron and Steel Works reports plate rolling shop repairs completion

Mariupol Ilyich Iron and Steel Works, one of Ukrainian largest steel producers, reported about the completion of repairs on the plate rolling shop 3000.

A complete plate rolling shop overhaul took 15 days and was completed on September 10. The previous repair took place in November 2011. (Phoenix capital)

Ukrainian steel majors cut roll output in 8 months of 2012

Most Ukrainian steel majors reduced finished roll production in January to June 2012.ArcelorMittal Kryviy Rih, the country’s biggest steel mill, raised roll production tentatively by 14.1% YoY to 3.581 million tons. But Azovstal Iron and Steel Works said it reduced roll output 22.5% YoY to 2.847 million tons, Zaporizhstal reduced it by 3.1% to 2.068…

Ukraine’s January to August 2012 steel output falls by 5% YoY

Ukraine’s steel production fell by 4.9% to 22.01 million tons in January to August compared to the same period in 2011. (SteelGuru)

Ukrainian steel product imports went up in January to July 2012

In the January to July period of the current year Ukraine’s imports of steel products increased by 8.9% YoY to 1.052 million tons.
In July alone Ukraine’s steel product imports increased by 8.8% MoM to 176,400 tons. (SteelOrbis)

Ukrainian steel product exports down by 6% in January to July 2012

In the January to July period of the current year Ukraine’s exports of steel products decreased by 6.3% YoY to 13.508 million tons.
In July alone Ukraine’s steel product exports decreased by 3.7% compared to June to 1.778 million tons. (SteelOrbis)

ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih crude steel output up by 19% in January to July 2012

In the January to July period of the current year the crude steel production of ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih, the Ukrainian subsidiary of the global steel giant ArcelorMittal, totaled 3.6595 million tons, up by 18.9% YoY.In addition, in the first seven months of the year ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih registered a 16.3% increase YoY in its finished…

Ukrainian metal enterprises reduced steel output by 4% in seven months

Metallurgical enterprises in Ukraine reduced production of steel by 4% YoY to 19.385 million tons in January to July. Production of roll declined by 7% to 17.32 million tons.Production of cast iron increased by 1% to 16.806 million tons in the seven months.A significant decrease in metal production has been visible recently because of negative…

Ukrainian exports of metals fell by 7% YoY in H1 2012

The State statistics committee said, Ukraine’s total exports of ferrous and non-ferrous metals and metal products, measured by value, decreased by 7.3% YoY to $10.2 billion in January to June.
The committee said export of metals and metal products accounted for 30.3% of the country total exports worth $33.7 billion in the period. (Ukrainian Journal)

ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih steel output increased by 28%

The Ukrainian unit of ArcelorMittal, the world largest steelmaker, increased steel production last month by 28%.
ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih said steel output rose to 544,100 tons in July compared with 425,100 tons in the same month a year earlier.
Pig iron productions increase to 477,500 tons from 363,900 tons in July last year. (Bloomberg)

Ukrainian metal market showed insignificant growth in H1 2012

It is reported that domestic metal consumption increased by 1% YoY to 3.5 million tons in H1 2012.
The volume of imported products increased by 18% YoY to 840 000 tons during the period, while its share reached 23.9% of the market compared to 20.5% in H1 2011. (Phoenix-capital)

Alchevsk Iron and Steel Works to increase production in August 2012

Ukrainian steelmaker Alchevsk Iron and Steel Works, a subsidiary of the Ukrainian steel producer Industrial Union of Donbass, plans to increase its production of steel products in August by around 21% compared to July to around 290,000 tons including 195,000 tons of finished rolled steel products and 95-100,000 tons of slabs. (SteelOrbis)