Ukrainian steel imports in 11 months shrink by 61% YoY

According to the data released by metal trading enterprise Ukrainian Mining and Metallurgical Company, during January to November 2009 Ukraine imports of steel products registered a decline of 61.1% YoY to about 649,000 tons. Compared with July this year when the country steel product imports reached a peak monthly volume for the year so far,…

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ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih steel output in 11 months dips by 20% YoY

It is reported that Ukrainian ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih reduced finished rolled steel output in January to November 2009 by 20.4% YoY to 4.057 million tons, steel – by 23.9% to 4.540 million tons, iron – by 26.2% to 3.975 million tons, agglomerate – by 21.9% to 7.107 million tons.In November the plant produced 414,000 tons…

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Smart Holding plans to challenge Kryvorizhstal privatization

Ukrainian Journal reported that Kiev based Smart Holding plans to challenge in court the results of the privatization of OJSC Kryvorizhstal, the largest mining and Metals Company in Ukraine a 93.02% stake in which was bought by Mittal Steel Germany at an open tender held on October 24th 2005. According to the report, the mill…

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