Ukraine: coke imports in H1 2016

In H1 2016 Ukraine produced 5.5 million tons of bulk coke, up by 27% YoY. This decreased coke imports by 33%, to 535 thousand tons. ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih traditionally imports coke from ArcelorMittal Poland, with 382.5 thousand tons imported in H1. Another major supplier is Russia (268.6 thousand tons). But Russian coke is bought by…

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Russia: Severstal output to drop in 2017

In 2017 Severstal plans to decrease steel smelting due to the overhauling campaign at its main asset – the Cherepovets Iron and Steel Works. “But the negative effect will be limited. Perhaps, it will reach 1-2% YoY”, Severstal financial director Alexei Kulichenko said. Sales will remain on 2016 levels. In January-September Severstal received $1.3 billion…

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Ukraine: Metinvest posts 2.3% fall in revenues in August 2016

Metinvest B.V. (the Netherlands), the parent company of Metinvest international vertically integrated mining and steel group, in August posted positive EBITDA of $133 million, while in the previous month the figure was $147 million. According to preliminary unaudited consolidated data from the company’s financial statements under IFRS, revenues in August stood at $555 million, while…

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