Ukraine: metal and mining throughput at seaports in January-July 2019

In January-July seaports of Ukraine increased metal and mining cargo transportation. In particular, the transportation of ore grew by 29.5% YoY, to 20.15 million tons, while that of ferrous metals dropped by 2.1%, to 9.63 million tons. According to the Ukrainian Associations of Seaports, rolled metal transportation increased by 1.2%, to 6.14 million tons, and…

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Ukraine: observer of OSCE special monitoring mission visits AMKR

ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih was visited by Stephen Douglas, OSCE observer (Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe) in Ukraine. This is the first visit of a representative of the OSCE special monitoring mission to the plant. Recently, Douglas has been appointed OSCE Coordinator for Economic and Environmental Security in Dnipropetrovsk, Zaporizhzhya and Kirovograd regions. As…

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Russia: PPGHO to construct mine No. 6 ahead of schedule

Priargunskoye Manufacturing Mining and Chemical Enterprise named after Slavsky (PPGHO) intends to decrease the construction terms of the mine No. 6 in Zabaikalye region. Previously the company planned to start construction not earlier than in 2021 and commission it in 2023. Now it has been decided to decrease construction time 2-fold. Thus, the company intends…

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Ukraine: Metinvest to modernize Mariupol Ilyich mill-1700

Metinvest enterprises are able to satisfy the local demand for galvanized metal with thickness less than 0.3 mm, Metinvest Holding marketing director Roman Kurashev said, commenting Russian and Chinese duties. “First of all, we will commission a modernized hot-rolling mill-1700 at Mariupol Ilyich Iron and Steel Works, and thus will be using hot-rolled metal with…

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Ukraine: semi-finished products exports-imports in January-July 2019

In January-July Ukraine increased semi-finished steel products exports by 6.6% YoY, to 4.36 million tons valued at $1.84 billion, down by 6.3%. Carbon steel semi-finished products exports totaled 4.32 million tons for $1.82 billion. The main customers were Italy (31%), Egypt (15.5%) and Algeria (8.2%). In 7 months Ukraine imported 32.2 thousand tons steel semis…

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