Ukraine: Ferrexpo output up in H1 2023

In January-June, Ferrexpo increased pellets manufacture by 57% YoY, to 1.967 million tons, and concentrate – by 51%, to 160 thousand tons. In Q2, pellets manufacture grew by 18%, to 1.066 million tons, and concentrate – by 96%, to 106 thousand tons. This was made possible by the resumption of the second pelletizing line operation.…

Ukraine: Ferrexpo to halve carbon emissions

Until 2030, Ferrexpo intends to decrease carbon emissions by 50% in the first and second categories per ton of iron ore produced compared with 2019. So far, the company has decreased emissions by 30%. The first and second categories of emission concern mostly the usage of diesel fuel, electricity and natural gas. These categories accounted…

Ukraine: Ferrexpo income down in 2022

In 2022, Ferrexpo received $1.2 billion of income, down from $2.5 billion in 2021. The drop was due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine resulting in the operational and logistics losses. EBITDA decreased by 47%, to $765 million. The fall was partially compensated for by the exchange rate difference ($339 million). Capital investments fell to…

Ukraine: Fitch downgrades Ferrexpo rating

Fitch Ratings has decreased the rating of Ferrexpo. The company long-term rating was downgraded from B- to CCC+. Moreover, the agency excluded the company rating from the Rating Watch Negative due to the worsening of working condition in Ukraine and the growth of risks. “The rating reflects high uncertainty as to Ferrexpo financial and operational…