July 2013

UKRAINE&RUSSIA: STEEL-MAKING PIG IRON UKRAINE&RUSSIA: FOUNDRY PIG IRON UKRAINE&RUSSIA: ROUND BILLETS Month Ukrainian market, $/t, $1/UAH7.9898* min max June 539.36 648.63 July 514.49 614.08  * – Ukrainian Hrivna and Russian Rouble exchange rates are as of 31.07.13 according to the National Bank of Ukraine and the Central Bank of the Russian Federation.    (Ukrainian Metal)…

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ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih celebrating 2 successful years of continuous casting

The beginning of August marked an eventful period at ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih, as the Ukrainian plant not only celebrated its 79th anniversary, but also 2 successful years of continuous casting. The continuous casting department and facilities started operating in 2011, to fulfill the obligations undertaken as part of Kryvyi Rih’s sales and purchase agreement signed…

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Metinvest steel exports to Russia face increased obstacles

Metinvest, the largest Ukrainian mining and metal holding company, has reported that controls by Russian customs on its steel products supplied to the Russian market have increased from August 13th, 2013. Extra weighing is now carried out by Russian customs on all incoming steel, whereas previously only certain incoming consignments were selected and examined. Extra…

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ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih finished steel output increase in January-July 2013

In the first seven months of the current year the crude steel production at ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih, the Ukrainian subsidiary of the global steel giant ArcelorMittal, totaled 3.6678 million metric tons, up by 0.22% YoY. ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih saw a 8.2% increase YoY in its finished steel output to 3.3533 million metric tons, while its…

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