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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


Ukrainian crude steel output to decrease in February 2013

Ukrainian crude steel output to decrease in February 2013In February Ukrainian companies will produce 2.65 million tons of crude steel.Pig iron output in Ukraine will total 2.31 million tons in February, while Ukrainian production of rolled steel is expected to be 2.3 million tons.In January 2013 Ukrainian companies plan to produce 2.8 million tons of…