For the past ten years Ukraine has been #2 steel ingots and semi-finished products exporter, according to WorldSteel, #1 being Russia.
In October Ukraine exported $146.08 million worth of flat rolled metal, with imports on the level of $47.18 million.
Last week Ukrainian export quotations for steelmaking pig iron decreased by 15%, to $155-160 per ton FOB.
In October Ukraine exported $140.11 million worth of long rolled metal, while imports totaled $10.18 million.
The State Border Service of Ukraine has detained three Ukrainians who have been taking radioactive metal scrap from the exclusion zone.
In October Ukraine exported $58.79 million worth of pig iron, with imports reaching $0.06 million.
If Energomashspetsstal doesn’t start paying its debts, DTEK Vysokovoltnye Seti energy company will have to decrease the electricity supplies.
The current year was not an easy one for Novokramatorsk Machine-Building Works, as the volume of Russian orders had fallen considerably, while Ukrainian metal industry was struggling to survive.
Azerbaijan became the major importer of steel pipes from Ukraine in October.
Month Russian market, $/t, EXW, without VAT, $1/RUR66.237* Ukrainian market, $/t, without VAT, EXW, $1/UAH21.528* min max min max August 418.20 418.20 470.70 470.70 September 418.20 418.20 456.39 456.39 * – Ukrainian Hrivna and Russian Rouble exchange rates are as of 30.09.15 according to the National Bank of Ukraine and the Central Bank of the…Details