The European Commission is imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of certain welded tubes and pipes of iron or non-alloy steel originating in Belarus, China and Russia and terminating the proceeding for imports of certain welded tubes and pipes of iron or non-alloy steel originating in Ukraine.
Ukraine in December 2014 saw a 28.5% decline in steel output YoY, to 1.903 million tons, being the 11th in the rating compiled by the World Steel Association (Worldsteel) of the 65 main steel producing nations.
In 2014 Ukraine exported $3387.09 million worth of flat steel products, with imports on the level of $759.66 million.
In 2014 Kremenchuk Steel Works produced 12692 tons of cast iron, down 5.5 times YoY.
In 2014 Ukrainian ferroalloy companies produced 1.08 million tons of ferroalloys, up by 24.7% YoY.
In 2014 Ukraine exported 2.2 million tons of steelsmelting pig iron, down by 2.3% YoY, or by 2.5%, to $802.3 million.
In 2014 ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih produced 5555.4 thousand tons of rolled metal, down by 1.9% YoY.
In 2014 Nikopol Ferroalloy Plant (NZF) produced 40.1 thousand tons of ferromanganese, up by 45.8%, or by 12.6 thousand tons, YoY.
In 2014 Ukraine exported $1094.98 million worth of steel pipes with imports on the level of $108.01 million.
According to the World Steel Association, in December 2014 Ukraine went up to 11th position in the leading world steel manufacturers rating, leaving behind Italy that fell to the 13th place.
In 2014 Ferrexpo plc, owner of the Poltava and Yeristovo Mining and Processing Works (PGOK and EGOK), increased its output of pellets of its own raw materials by 2%, to 10670.54 thousand tons, and those of purchased raw materials – by 1%, to 350.86 thousand tons, all YoY.
In 2014 Ukraine decreased its coal output by 22%.