Ukraine: metallurgists in desperate need of scrap

In June scrap deficiency for domestic consumption totaled 100 thousand tons, or 26% of the needs.

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Ukraine: Electrostal cast billets output up in H1 2015

In January-June Electrostal (Kurakhovo, Donetsk region) produced 225.53 thousand tons of continuous cast billets, up by 38.9% YoY.

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Ukraine: pig iron export-import in June 2015

In June Ukraine exported $27.28 million worth of pig iron with imports reaching $0.02 million.

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Ukraine: coal mining down in H1 2015

In January-June Ukraine mined 19469.2 thousand tons of ordinary coal, down by 52.2%, or by 21.27 million tons, YoY.

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Ukraine: in June 2015 metal companies’ gas consumption decreased

In June Ukrainian metal companies consumed 155 million cubic meters of gas, down by 6%, or by 10 million cubic meters, MoM.

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Ukraine: steel pipes export-import in June 2015

In June Ukraine exported $46.16 million worth of steel pipes, while imports reached $7.35 million.

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Ukraine: Evraz Sukhaya Balka ore output down in H1 2015

In January-June Evraz Sukhaya Balka extracted 1.39 million tons of iron ore, down by 3.9% YoY. In June the works produced 249 thousand tons of merchantable ore.

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Ukraine: metal industry revenues down in H1 2015

In January-June Ukrainian metal companies exported $4296.49 million worth of ferrous metals, down by 41.2% YoY ($7308.32 million).

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Ukraine: Rusal share in ZALK decreased

The share of the Russia-based Rusal in Zaporozhye Aluminum Works (ZALK) decreased from 97.547% to 29.5363%, while that of State Property Fund increased from 0% to 68.0095%.

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Ukraine: government to close three mines

The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine decided to close profitless mines Rodynskaya of the state enterprise (ST) Krasnoarmeyskugol, Zarechnaya of the ST Lvovugol and #9 Novovolynskaya of the ST Volynugol.

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Ukraine: coal export-import in H1 2015

In January-June Ukraine imported $857.56 worth of coal and anthracite.

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Ukraine: EEC to prolong pipe duties

The Eurasian Economic Committee is opening the second anti-dumping investigation as to some types of steel pipes from Ukraine. As the result import duties could be prolonged.

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Ukraine: scrap export-import in H1 2015

In January-June Ukraine exported 739.18 thousand tons of ferrous metals scrap, up by 56.7% or 59.4% YoY, depending on the source. Thus the Customs service states 471.68 thousand tons of scrap exports in January-June 2014, while the State Statistics claim it was 463.59 thousand tons.

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Ukraine: two employees injured in another Avdiivka shelling

At night from July 11 to 12 Avdiivka Coke and Chemical Plant, a part of the Metinvest Group, was massively shelled once again. Two employees were injured.

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Ukraine: AMKR opens up a metal warehouse in Kharkiv

ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih has opened a metal warehouse in Kharkiv.

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Ukraine: coal extraction down in June 2015

Ukraine’s coal extraction in June decreased by 44.3% YoY to 3.51 million tons, down from 6.3 million tons in June 2014, but up from 3.24 million tons produced in May, an energy and coal industry ministry official said.

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Ukraine: UGOK output up in June 2015

In June Yuzhny Mining and Processing Works (UGOK) produced 988.3 thousand tons of concentrate, up by 5% YoY.

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Ukraine: DSS output down in H1 2015

In January-June Dneprospetsstal (Zaporozhye) produced 79.52 thousand tons of rolled metal, down by 10.2% YoY.

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Ukraine: steel semis export-import in H1 2015

In January-June Ukraine exported 3721.14 thousand tons of carbon steel semi-finished products worth $1341.28 million, down by 31.7% and 48.7% YoY respectively.

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Ukraine: iron ore prices down since mid-June 2015

Spot prices for iron ore fines crossed $50 per ton in China (CFR) on July 7, having declined 24% since mid-June to $49.6, Concorde Capital informed clients in an online advisory.

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Ukraine: August to witness 2.2 million tons of steel

Ukraine to produce 2.2 million tons of steel in August, Metallurgprom said.

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Metals of Ukraine & Russia: steelmaking pig iron, May 2015

Ukrainian export prices are up by $25-30, Russian – by $15-20.

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