Ukraine’s coke exports rose in January 2013

According to the data issued by Ukraine’s Cabinet of Ministers, in January Ukrainian exports of metallurgical coke increased by 23.1% YoY to 171,160 tons worth a total of $38.87 million.In 2012 Ukrainian exports of metallurgical coke increased by 29.7% YoY to 2.577 million tons totaling $628.51 million in value. In January 2013 Ukrainian imports of…

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Ukraine’s long steel exports down by 5% in January 2013 from December 2012

According to the data issued by Ukraine’s Cabinet of Ministers, in January Ukrainian exports of long steel products decreased by 5.1% MoM to 481,120 tons totaling $301.92 million in value.
In January Ukraine registered a 2.5% decrease MoM in its long steel product imports to 28,120 tons worth a total of $27.7 million. (SteelGuru)

Ukrainian semi-finished steel exports up by 13% in January 2013 from December 2012

According to the data issued by Ukraine’s Cabinet of Ministers, exports of semi-finished steel products from Ukraine increased by 12.8% in January this year compared to last December to 855,100 tons worth a total of $418.27 million.In January imports of semi-finished steel products to Ukraine decreased by 83.4% compared to December 2012 to 3,360 tons…

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Zaporizhstal sees increased production in February 2013

In February Ukrainian steelmaker Zaporizhstal’s finished steel product output increased by 14.3% to 247,000 tons, while its crude steel production increased by 7% to 294,800 tons both YoY.
According to the company’s preliminary results, in February Zaporizhstal saw a 3% YoY increase in its pig iron output to 247,600 tons. (SteelGuru)

Ukrainian steel pipe output down by 43% in January-February 2013

In the January-February period of the current year Ukrainian companies produced 215,500 MT of steel pipes, down by 43% compared to the same period last year, according to the figures issued by Ukraine’s Cabinet of Ministers. 
In February alone Ukraine’s steel pipe production decreased by 30.7% compared to January, to 121,600 MT. (SteelGuru)

Metinvest announces governance changes at MMKI and Ilyich Stal

Metinvest Group, an international vertically integrated group of mining and steel companies, announced changes in the governance structure of the Mariupol Ilyich Iron and Steel Works and Ilyich Stal.Metinvest BV (the Netherlands) became a member of the supervisory boards of MMKI and Ilyich Stal as of February 15th, 2013. Metinvest BV will be the sole…

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January 2013

UKRAINE&RUSSIA: STEEL-MAKING PIG IRONUKRAINE&RUSSIA: FOUNDRY PIG IRONUKRAINE&RUSSIA: ROUND BILLETSUKRAINE&RUSSIA: SQUARE BILLETSUKRAINE&RUSSIA: ROLLED WIREUKRAINE&RUSSIA: SLABS UKRAINE&RUSSIA: REINFORCEMENT STEEL, CLASS A1, A3UKRAINE&RUSSIA: ROUNDS, SQUARESUKRAINE&RUSSIA: BEAMS, CHANNEL UKRAINE&RUSSIA: ANGLES Month Russian market, $/t, $1/RUR32.1961* Ukrainian market, $/t without VAT, $1/UAH7.9898* min max min max December 618.09 878.99 646.82 832.31 January 602.56 838.61 610.78 832.31 * – Ukrainian Hrivna and…

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Kremenchuk Steel Works to suspend production

Kremenchuk Steel Works, one of the largest cast iron producers in the CIS and the major semi-finished products supplier for Kryukiv Railcar Plant, stops its production from February 13 until the beginning of March 2013, the plant’s labor union informs. The plant representatives explained the decision with certification difficulties and sales complications. (SteelGuru) 

Ukraine makes progress in titanium export

In January the Ukrainian titanium industry raised titan ore and concentrate export 2.9 times YoY to almost 31,000 tons.
The Russian Federation, China and Czech Republic were among the key customers with 34.7%, 25.6% and 19.5% in total sales respectively. (SteelGuru)

Ukraine raised coke production by 23% YoY in January 2013

In the first month of 2013 Ukraine augmented coke production by 23.3% YoY to 171,500 tons. Ukraine raised coke import in January by 77.5% YoY to 119,900 tons. (SteelGuru)

ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih crude steel output down by 3% in January 2013

In January the crude steel production of ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih, the Ukrainian subsidiary of the global steel giant ArcelorMittal, totaled 536,500 tons, down by 3.35% YoY.In addition, in the given month ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih registered a 2.04% decrease YoY in its finished steel output to 469,900 tons, while pig iron production decreased by 1.07% YoY…

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Zaporozhye Ferroalloys Plant likely to resume operation in March 2013

Zaporozhye Ferroalloys Plant, Ukraine’s No 2 ferroalloy producer, will probably resume operation by March following a 2.5 month shutdown.ZFP was forced to shut operation in early December 2012, citing high power prices. The company later asked Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych to intervene to make sure the company gets power price discount that had been earlier…

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Ukraine reports zero scrap exports for January 2013

According to the State Statistics Committee of Ukraine, in January Ukraine did not export any steel scrap, while in January 2012 the country had exported 62,248 tons of scrap worth a total of $26,230 million.
In January Ukraine’s scrap imports increased 4.3 times YoY to 4.281 tons worth a total of $1,815 million. (SteelGuru)

Ukrainian steel industry cuts roll output by 1% in January 2013

Ukraine’s steel industry produced 2.524 million tons of finished roll in January, 1% less than in the same month last year.Crude steel production grew by 1% to 2.845 million tons and pig iron production also grew by 1% to 2.497 million tons. The country produced 94,000 tons of steel pipes, down by 47% YoY. Ukrainian…

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Ukrainian ferroalloy output decreased by 14% in 2012

In 2012 Ukraine’s ferroalloy production decreased by 13.8% compared to 2011 to 1.026 million tons.In 2012 Ukraine’s silicomanganese output decreased by 13% to 734,100 tons, its ferromanganese production went down by 12.9% to 157,300 tons, its ferrosilicon output decreased by 20.9% to 119,400 tons, while its metallic manganese production increased by 4.3% to 14,700 tons…

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Azovstal certified according to international EMS

Azovstal Iron & Steel Works (Metinvest Group) has successfully passed certification audit for compliance with international standard ISO 50001:2011 Energy Management Systems. Experts of international certification company TÜV SÜD Ukraine confirmed the high level of competence for certification and it was decided to grant international certificate ISO 50001:2011 to the enterprise.Azovstal Iron & Steel Works…

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