According to Ukrmetallurgprom, in the first half of 2016 metal companies produced 12.45 million tons of steel, up by 11%, 10.9 million tons of rolled metal, up by 12%, and 11.94 million tons of pig iron, up by 17% YoY. Pipe output decreased by 7%, to 398 thousand tons, while that of coke went up…Details
Month Russian market, $/t, EXW, without VAT, $1/RUR66.0825* Ukrainian market, $/t, without VAT, EXW, $1/UAH25.166* min max min max April 414 414 427 427 May 443 443 471 471 * – 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…Details
Upon completion of the open tendering procedure, Norilsk Nickel has picked the contractor for supply and installation of communication equipment required for developing the transportation network and outfitting the backup area with radio-link communication across the Yenisei River, as part of the project involving the construction of fiber-optic communication line (FOCL) from Novy Urengoy to…Details
In January-May industrial output in Donetsk region (without the antiterrorist operation zone) increased by 7.2% YoY, but in May it was down by 4% MoM and by 1.2% YoY. The regional metal output went up by 9.3%, while mining production rose by 15.9%, all YoY. Coal mining reached 6.3 million tons, up by 17.1% YoY.…Details
In May the Central Mining and Processing Factory, registered in Antrazit, the city in the Russia-supported terrorist-controlled territory, started exporting anthracite having acquired the appropriate license from the Ukrainian authorities. The coal was supplied to Slovakia. The coal price on the border is around $80 per ton DAP. The precise export volumes of the Central…Details
In the first quarter United Mining and Chemical Company received 177.3 million UAH of pre-tax profits, with net income exceeding 400 million UAH. Net profits reached 144 million UAH, with EBITDA at 168.9 million UAH. In the first quarter of 2015 the company net income totaled 215 million UAH, with net profits at 44.9 million…Details
ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih has created a private company Steel Service to provide auxiliary services to manufacturing processes of the company. “Steel Service will provide high quality service to AMKR from the single center. We can take any auxiliary function and develop it, increasing its quality and implementing innovations”, said the company director Irina Footrook. (Ukrainian…Details
Month Russian market, $/t, EXW, without VAT, $1/RUR66.0825* Ukrainian market, $/t, without VAT, EXW, $1/UAH25.166* Export, Ukraine, $/t, FOB Black sea ports Export, Russia, $/t, FOB Black sea ports min max min max min max min max April 378 630 362 388 480 485 400 485 May 452 700 433 453 425 470 430 475…Details
The shutdown is a step in the comprehensive plan to close up the obsolete nickel production facilities and move the feed to other sites. Nickel Plant, in operation since 1942, is located within the city limits and negatively impacts the environment. “Last year Nickel Plant emitted 340 thousand tons of sulfur dioxide, half of which…Details
Vostochny Mining and Processing Works has chosen the trading house Eco-Service for the delivery of 12.82 thousand tons of lime worth 34.75 million UAH in July-December.
The offer was accepted on June 21. Torgservice Company offered 36.56 million UAH. (Ukrainian metal)
Ukraine will continue to buy Russian coal if necessary, said the Russian Ministry of energy and coal industry head Alexander Novak. “We’re continuing to sell coal to Ukraine. A couple of million tons this year for sure”, he said. According to him, there is no such situation when Ukraine stops buying Russian coal at all.…Details
Month Russian market, $/t, EXW, without VAT, $1/RUR66.0825* Ukrainian market, $/t, without VAT, EXW, $1/UAH25.166* Export, Ukraine, $/t, FOB Black sea ports min max min max min max April 306 459 344 354 430 485 May 337 572 431 518 390 430 * – Ukrainian Hrivna and Russian Rouble exchange rates are as of 31.05.16…Details
Norilsk Nickel Polar Division has received a team of foreign investors on a business visit composed of BMO, HSBC Securities (South Africa), Pioneer AM, Fosun AM, BAML, Goldman Sachs, VTB, Deutsche Bank, Alfa-Bank. The foreign guests enjoyed an opportunity to look at the sheer scale of the company’s footprint with their own eyes and learn…Details
The state enterprise Ukrpromvneshexpertisa says iron ore raw materials average prices in July will fall by 8-10% MoM, or by $4-5 per ton, to $45-46 per ton. The price decrease will be the result of the considerable fall of flat and long rolled metal prices on Chinese markets and the seasonal drop of steel demand.…Details
In May Ukraine exported $217.87 million worth of steel semi-finished products, with imports on the level of $0.99 million.
According to the State Fiscal Service, Egypt was the primary importer of Ukrainian steel semis in May ($63.81 million).
In January-May Ukraine exported $906.54 million worth of steel semis, while imports reached $4.9 million. (Ukrainian metal)
DTEK expects the anthracite coal delivery from the Russia-supported terrorists-occupied regions of Donbass to renew. “The primary reason for the delivery stop was the railroad strike on the yonder side. But now it has stopped. Because of the military activities the railroad infrastructure was damaged, but it is being repaired. Still, the situation changes every…Details
Kola MMC (Norilsk Nickel affiliate) has delivered an upgraded central storage facility for inventories with an approximate area of 3 thousand square meters at its Monchegorsk site. A hired contractor remodeled the layout of the building, overhauled the flooring, and modernized lighting and heating systems. To improve efficiency of floor space utilization, the on-the-floor storage…Details
Month Russian market, $/t, EXW, without VAT, $1/RUR66.0825* Ukrainian market, $/t, without VAT, EXW, $1/UAH25.166* min max min max April 419 419 370 370 May 419 419 504 558 * – 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…Details
In 2015 Interpipe paid 1.04 billion UAH of taxes. 45% of the amount (469 million UAH) was transferred to the state budget, 22% (237 million UAH) – to the city budgets of Dniepropetrovsk, Novomoskovsk and Nikopol, 30% (309 million UAH) was paid to various funds. Interpipe has also paid 17.6 million UAH of military tax.…Details
Azovstal Iron and Steel Works has initiated exercises to check the effectiveness of interaction between emergency services and the staff in case of an accident.
The works divisions will enact evacuation and rescue, safe mode operation and elimination of accidents. (Ukrainian metal)
Alchevsk Iron and Steel Works has put its blast furnace No. 5 into operation after a short halt due to the lack of electricity. According to ISD legal department director Sergey Tkachenko, the blast furnace has been idle for a week. The works has also been on halt since June 1 till June 13 because…Details
Month Russian market, $/t, EXW, without VAT, $1/RUR66.0825* Ukrainian market, $/t, without VAT, EXW, $1/UAH25.166* Export, Ukraine, $/t, FOB Black sea ports Export, Russia, $/t, FOB Black sea ports min max min max min max min max April 197 230 183 243 280 285 275 300 May 230 235 225 282 275 297 275 320…Details
On June 27, the smelting and roasting shops of the Nickel Plant were stopped. Nickel Plant Closure Project is one of the steps of large-scale environment-oriented program of Norilsk Nickel production facilities reconfiguration. Nickel plant is the oldest asset of the company (it was commissioned in 1942) with annual sulfur dioxide emissions amounting to 380 thousand tons.…Details
Makeevka subsidiary of Yenakievo Iron and Steel Works plans to put its wire rod 150 mill into operation. “Rebar 390 mill is working normally and produces 1.2 thousand tons of metal daily”, said the company in its statement. The EMZ itself is constantly increasing output. “The company produces 2.8 thousand tons of pig iron, as…Details
In May Ukraine exported $154.07 million worth of flat rolled metal, with imports on the level of $45.38 million.
According to the State Fiscal Service, Russia was the largest importer of flats in May ($23.97 million).
In January-May Ukraine exported $670.6 million worth of flat rolled metal, while imports totaled $186.42 million. (Ukrainian metal)