Ukraine: steel output up in March 2016

In March Ukrainian metal makers produced 2.2 million tons of steel, up by 30% YoY and 12% MoM. That is the highest result since July 2014 when the escalation of the military activity in Donbass dropped steel output by 28% MoM.

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Ukraine: Alchevsk Works results for Q1 2016

In January-March Alchevsk Iron and Steel Works produced 432 thousand tons of rolled metal, 474 thousand tons of steel and 464 thousand tons of pig iron. In January-March 2015 the works was idle.

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Ukraine: Zaporozhogneupor output up in March 2016

In March Zaporozhogneupor increased refractory materials output.

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Ukraine: police investigating mass scrap exports

The police have started investigating the decision of the Ministry of economical development and trade to register scrap export operations.

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Ukraine: Ukrzaliznytsia helping Russian miners

The Verkhovnaya Rada industrial policy and entrepreneurship committee chairman Victor Galasyuk wants to discuss the actions of Ukrzaliznytsia in giving preferences in transportation to manufacturers from other countries and not providing such privileges to local ones.

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Ukraine: Volynugol new director wants all mine management dismissed

Buzhanskaya miners have addressed the President of Ukraine, the minister of energy, people’s deputies and local authorities telling them of the illegal actions of the new acting CEO of Volynugol Valentin Kiselev.

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Ukraine: Ukrainian Mining Company goes bankrupt

The Commercial Court of Cherkassy region has initiated a case of the Trading House “Ukrainian Mining Company” bankruptcy.

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Ukraine: Zaporizhstal the only cold-rolled supplier to Pakistan in 2015

In late March Pakistan imposed additional duties on rolled metal from Ukraine. Ukrainian metal makers could lose $2-5 million.

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

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Ukraine: Metinvest takes up alternative supply routes

Metinvest is forced to resume sea delivery routes to Mariupol Ilyich Iron and Steel Works and Azovstal. The reason for this is the low acceptance rate of the Kamysh-Zarya – Volnovakha span, the only railroad that connects Mariupol to the rest of Ukraine.

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Ukraine: Interpipe gets JFE Steel license to produce thread connections

Interpipe has signed a license agreement with JFE Steel Corporation to produce JFEBEAR thread connection.

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Ukraine: Ferrexpo pellets output up in Q1 2016

In January-March Ferrexpo plc, owner of Poltava and Yeristovo Mining and Processing Works, produced 2.88 million tons of pellets, up by 0.05% YoY, or by 1.4 thousand tons.

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Ukraine: Zaporozhkoks extends CEO office

The supervisory board of Zaporozhkoks has extended the office of the general manager Vitaly Litovka.

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Ukraine: Germany to help reform coal industry of Donetsk

Rolf Petri of Berlin Relations GmbH has presented the project of coal industry reforming to the Donetsk region administration.

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Ukraine: Donetskkoks extends CEO office

The supervisory board of Donetskkoks has extended the office of the general manager Andrei Shabanov.

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Ukraine: coal imports down in Q1 2016

In January-March Ukraine imported $353.5 million worth of coal, down by 12.7% YoY.

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