ArcelorMittal boosts Ukrainian steel output in 2010

Reuters reported that Ukraine No 1 steel mill, owned by ArcelorMittal, raised crude steel production in 2010 to 6.13 million tons from 5.04 million tons in 2009.Rolled steel production rose to 5.41 million tons last year from 4.50 million, while pig iron output rose to 5.32 million from 4.42 million a year earlier.Ukrainian industry officials…


Ukrainian steel mills worry about shortage of freight cars

Ukrainian Journal reported that Ukrainian metallurgical enterprises were concerned about a shortage of empty freight wagons, which they said could lead to problems with the shipment of products or cause an increase in the cost of transportation.A Dneprospetsstal representative at a meeting of representatives of the mining and smelting complex of Ukraine in Dnipropetrovsk said…


Ukraine increases DRI and HBI import in 2010

It is reported that Ukraine increased import of high quality raw material DRI/HBI in 2010 2.71 times compared to 2009 to 346,500 tons.
In December 2010 import of these products increased 21.1% compared to November 2010 to 30,100 tons. ( 

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Ukraine expects a 10-15% rise in galvanized steel consumption in 2011

According to the report, issued by the Ukrainian galvanized steel producer Unisteel, in 2010 Ukraine’s consumption of galvanized steel increased by about 30% YoY to 330,000 tons exceeding all forecasts and confirming that the galvanized steel sector is gradually recovering from the crisis, with construction companies increasing their activities.In 2011 Ukraine’s consumption of galvanized steel…