Ukraine ready to waive separatist coal

The coal from the territory of the so-called Lugansk and Donetsk People’s Republics could become useless. Ukraine was forced to buy coal from the occupied territories, but now could stop the purchases altogether. According to the first deputy chairman of the BPP fraction Igor Kononenko, Ukraine had to buy the separatist coal in order not…

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Ukraine: Samarskaya mine puts new long face into operation

Samarskaya mine has put long face No. 4202 into operation.

Its 569 thousand tons of coal will allow the miners to work for a year. The face length is 184 meters. The average daily output is expected to exceed 2 thousand tons of coal. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: state mines to receive 870 million UAH in 2017

The Verkhovnaya Rada of Ukraine has provided for 870 million UAH in the state budget-2017 under the state coal companies support program by partially compensating for the coal extraction expenses.

Moreover, the construction of the Novovolynskaya No. 10 mine will get 150 million UAH, taking into account the previously given 20 million UAH. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: ferroalloy companies working without problems

Major Ukrainian ferroalloy companies (Nikopol and Zaporozhye Ferro Alloy Works), as well as Ordzhonikidze and Marganets Mining and Processing Works, all parts of the Privat Group, continue operating according to their manufacturing plans. Earlier due to the nationalization of PrivatBank the companies accounts were blocked. PrivatBank also managed Stakhanov Ferroalloys Plant, ZZF, MGOK and OGOK…

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Ukraine: AMKR wins environment case in court

The Supreme Commercial Court of Ukraine has satisfied the cassation appeal of ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih. According to the company statement, the court decision cancels the decision of the Dniepropetrovsk Commercial Court of Appeals, while the decision of the Commercial Court of the Dniepropetrovsk region that prohibited the prosecutors from claiming 72.69 million UAH of damage…

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Ukraine: steel pipes output down in November 2016

In November steel pipes output in Ukraine decreased by 3.7% MoM, or by 3 thousand tons, to 78 thousand tons.

In January-November Ukraine produced 782 thousand tons of steel pipes, up by 0.6% YoY, or by 5 thousand tons. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: coke output down in November 2016

In November bulk 6% moisture coke output in Ukraine decreased by 6.7% MoM, or by 70 thousand tons, to 978 thousand tons.

In January-November Ukraine produced 11725 thousand tons of bulk coke, up by 10.9% YoY, or by 1153 thousand tons. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Khakasia to start producing steel rope

The Republic of Khakasia intends to start producing steel rope at the Abaz monocity.

The project presupposes the creation of 2 lines to produce 3.5-35 mm diameter rope (GOST 2688-80, 7688-80, 3077-80).

Siemens will supply the equipment. Steel rope production will start in 5 years. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: mining and metallurgical complex in January-November 2016

In January 2017 Ukraine will produce 2 million tons of steel, 2 million tons of pig iron and 1.8 million tons of rolled metal, according to Ukrmetallurgprom. For December the company forecast 2 million tons of pig iron, 2.1 million tons of steel and 1.8 million tons of rolled metal. In 2016 Ukraine is expected…

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Ukraine: coal imports in January-November 2016

In January-November Ukraine imported $817 million worth of coal from Russia. According to the State Fiscal Service, total imports reached $1.29 billion, with exports on the level of $43.28 million. The main importers in the given period were Slovenia ($25.8 million), Russia ($7.5 million) and Turkey ($7.1 million). In January-November Ukraine imported $817.4 million worth…

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Russia: copper alloys output down in January-November 2016

In January-November Russian output of raw copper alloys decreased by 31.6% YoY.

According to the Federal Service of State Statistics, in November raw copper alloy output dropped by 23.5% YoY and by 14.5% MoM. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: steel pipe prices to grow

For the last 6 years steel pipes consumption in Russia stabilized on the level of 10 million tons per year. Imports have decreased in the last 2 years, with 400 thousand tons imported in 2015-2016, as opposed to 1 million tons previously. At the same time Russian manufacturers increase exports. In 2016 the volume of…

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