Experts forecast Ukrainian export volumes of scrap in 2015 on the level of 1.2 million tons.
In January-November 2014 Ukraine imported $1.61 billion worth of boghead and blind-coal.
In 2015 Ukrainian steel prices will continue falling due to manufacture cost price decrease and high competitions between manufacturers.
It is reported that Ukraine’s metallurgical coke output totaled 12.93 million tonnes during the first eleven months of 2014, down by 19.9% compared to the same time of last year.
Ukrainian metal companies cut steel production by 17% in 2014 compared to 2013, to 27.161 million tonnes, the Metallurgprom association (Dnipropetrovsk) has told Interfax-Ukraine. (https://www.kyivpost.com/content/ukraine/ukraine-cuts-steel-smelting-by-17-in-2014-due-to-hostilities-in-ato-zone-376779.html)Details
Ukrainian iron ore pellet producer Ferrexpo PLC (FEEXF) said Tuesday it has produced a record annual output of iron ore pellets, a high quality raw material used in steel making.
Ukrainian firm Metinvest will take three to five months to rebuild a rail bridge over the Kalchik river that was destroyed in an attack on 23 December, claiming the life of one steel worker and forcing the company to reduce output at its two mills, the company has said.
In November Ukraine exported $12.23 million worth of ferrous metals scrap, while imports totaled $0.74 million.
In 2014 steel consumption in Ukraine will reach 4 million tons as opposed to 7.1 million tons in 2013.
In November Nikopol Ferroalloy Plant (NZF, Dniepropetrovsk region) produced 1.9 thousand tons of ferromanganese, up by 46.2%, or by 0.6 thousand tons, MoM.