Ukraine: titanium ore export-import in H1 2016

In January-June Ukraine exported 172.4 thousand tons of titanium-containing ore and concentrate valued at $35.26 million, up by 51.6% and by 27.2% YoY respectively. According to the State Fiscal Service, most products went to Russia (42.9%), USA (16.03%) and the Czech Republic (14.82%). In January-June Ukraine imported 2 tons of titanium-containing ore and concentrate from…

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Metals of Ukraine & Russia: beams (structural steel), May 2016

Month

Russian market, $/t, EXW, without VAT, $1/RUR66.0825*

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max

April

517

655

May

570

710

* – Ukrainian Hrivna and Russian Rouble exchange rates are as of 31.05.16 according to the National Bank of Ukraine and the Central Bank of the Russian Federation. (Ukrainian Metal)

Metals of Ukraine & Russia: round billets (structural steel), May 2016

Month

Ukrainian market, $/t, without VAT, EXW, $1/UAH25.166*

min

max

April

327

327

May

422

422

* – Ukrainian Hrivna and Russian Rouble exchange rates are as of 31.05.16 according to the National Bank of Ukraine and the Central Bank of the Russian Federation. (Ukrainian Metal)

Ukraine: Interpipe hiring specialists with no experience

Interpipe has been hiring young specialists without industrial experience but capable of training and self-development. “We’re creating a team of professionals from other well-known companies in the CIS and people with no experience, but wanting to learn”, said the company R&D director Gennady Yesaulov. In particular, employees without experience are needed in steel production. “We…

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Ukraine: AMKR to shut down BF, coking batteries and sinter shop

ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih will shut down one of its blast furnaces; two coking batteries and a sintering shop because they don’t correspond to the environmental directives of EU according to BAT. “Ukraine has no BAT norms as yet, but AMKR European companies have already switched to them”, said the company environmental director Liana Maksimenko. AMKR…

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Ukraine: HBI imports up in H1 2016

According to the State Fiscal Service, in January-June Ukrainian metal companies imported 45.04 thousand tons of hot-briquetted iron valued at $7.18 million, up 7 times and 4.3 times YoY respectively. In June Ukraine imported 0.62 thousand tons of HBI, with 17.63 thousand tons in May, 12.82 thousand tons in April, 11.99 thousand tons in March…

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Ukraine: coke export-import in H1 2016

In January-June Ukraine exported 105.68 thousand tons of coke valued at $13.09 million, up by 34.7% and down by 8.3% YoY respectively. According to the State Fiscal Service customs statistics, the main importers of Ukrainian coke were Georgia (49.26%), Bulgaria (9.85%) and Belarus (9.67%). In H1 2016 Ukraine imported 711.86 thousand tons of coke valued…

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Metals of Ukraine & Russia: foundry pig iron, May 2016

Month

Ukrainian market, $/t, without VAT, EXW, $1/UAH25.166*

min

max

April

285

285

May

283

310

* – Ukrainian Hrivna and Russian Rouble exchange rates are as of 31.05.16 according to the National Bank of Ukraine and the Central Bank of the Russian Federation. (Ukrainian Metal)