Ukraine: Krasnolimanskaya mines 1 million tons of coal

On July 10, Krasnolimanskaya yielded 1 millionth ton of coal since the year start.

“This is the 120-th million of coal since the mine started working”, said the company director Alexander Dubovik. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: Kominmet fires deputy chairman

Dniepropetrovsk Iron and Steel Works named after Komintern (Kominmet) has dismissed Andrei Mouchkin from the office of the deputy chairman. According to the company station, Mouchkin resigned from his position. He has been in the office since April 22, 2015. None has been appointed in his place as yet. In 2015 Kominmet received 197.52 million…

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

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

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April

429

527

May

511

596

* – 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: Metinvest-SMC to supply 25 thousand tons of metal to Ukrzaliznytsia

Ukrzaliznytsia has ordered 25.43 thousand tons of railroad construction materials valued at 626.05 million UAH from Metinvest-SMC.

The Ukrainian Railways will buy open sections, encased piles as well as railroad and tramways construction elements of steel. All the products must be supplied this year. The agreement was concluded on June 30. (Ukrainian metal)

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

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

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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

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

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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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