Ukraine: Azovstal and Avdiivka Coke shares excluded from main index

The index committee of Ukrainian Stock Exchange has excluded Azovstal Iron and Steel Works and Avdiivka Coke and Chemical Works shares from its main index.

The decision was taken following the transformation of the companies from public to private ownership. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: Avdiivka Coke stops coke delivery

Avdiivka Coke and Chemical Works had to temporarily stop coke deliveries following recent shelling.

In 2014-2015 the works was idle over 10 times because of the damage caused by shelling. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: HBI imports up in January-May 2016

According to the State Fiscal Service, in January-May Ukrainian companies imported 44.41 thousand tons of hot-briquetted iron worth $6.68 million, up 7.7 times and 4.4 times YoY respectively.

In May HBI imports increased to 17637 tons from 12827 tons in April. Russia was responsible for all HBI deliveries. (Ukrainian metal)

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

Month

Russian market, $/t, EXW, without VAT, $1/RUR64.3334*

min

max

March

450

670

April

531

673

* – Ukrainian Hrivna and Russian Rouble exchange rates are as of 30.04.16 according to the National Bank of Ukraine and the Central Bank of the Russian Federation. (Ukrainian Metal)

Ukraine: DMZ halted

Donetskstal has decided to stop operations at Donetsk Iron and Steel Works because of problems with logistics in the Antiterrorist operation zone. “The blast furnaces have been shut down until the railroad starts working again”, said Metallurgprom president Alexander Kalenkov. In May DMZ produced 106 thousand tons of pig iron – the largest volume since…

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Ukraine: metal prices increase speeds up in May 2016

In May industrial prices increased by 5.3% MoM and by 13.9% YoY in January-May.

According to the State Statistics Service, mining prices went up by 19.7 MoM, processing – by 4%, including by 13.4% in metal. Coke prices in May increased by 1.6% MoM. (Ukrainian metal)

Metals of Ukraine & Russia: squares (ordinary steel), April 2016

Month

Ukrainian market, $/t, without VAT, EXW, $1/UAH25.1865*

min

max

March

376

376

April

376

376

* – Ukrainian Hrivna and Russian Rouble exchange rates are as of 30.04.16 according to the National Bank of Ukraine and the Central Bank of the Russian Federation. (Ukrainian Metal)

Ukraine: ferroalloys output up in April 2016

In April Ukraine produced 90.2 thousand tons of ferroalloys, up by 4.9% MoM, or by 4,2 thousand tons.

According to the Association of Ukrainian Ferroalloy Producers, in January-April ferroalloy output decreased by 1.8% YoY, or by 5.9 thousand tons, to 318.9 thousand tons. (Ukrainian metal)