Ukraine reduces ferroalloy output by 20% in H1 on weak demand

Ukraine reduced ferroalloy output by 19.6% YoY in January to June to 621,200 tons on weaker demand.
Nikopol Ferroalloy Plant, the biggest of Ukraine’s three smelters reduced output by 15.8% YoY, to 406,000 tons. (Ukrainian Journal)

Ukrainian crude steel production to reach 3 million tons in August

According to the Ukrainian association of metal producers Metallurgprom, in August Ukraine’s crude steel production will reach 3.09 million tons.Pig iron output in Ukraine will reach 2.650 million tons in August, while production of rolled steel will rise to 2.840 million tons.In July Ukrainian metallurgical companies plan to produce a total of 3.07 million tons…


Ilyich plans to close down seamless pipe production facilities

In July Ukrainian steelmaker Mariupol Ilyich Iron and Steel Works plans to complete the execution of seamless pipe orders prior to the permanent closure of its seamless pipe production facilities.This decision was taken by the company management in May, citing obsolete equipment and lack of seamless pipe orders, especially from Russian customers after the implementation…


JUNE 2011

UKRAINE&RUSSIA: STEEL-MAKING PIG IRON UKRAINE&RUSSIA: FOUNDRY PIG IRON UKRAINE&RUSSIA: ROUND BILLETS UKRAINE&RUSSIA: SQUARE BILLETS UKRAINE&RUSSIA: ROLLED WIRE UKRAINE&RUSSIA: SLABS UKRAINE&RUSSIA: REINFORCEMENT STEEL, CLASS A1, A3 Month Russian market, $/t, $1/RUR28.0785* min max May 709.51 983.31 June 689.38 983.31 Month Ukrainian market, $/t without VAT, $1/UAH7.9723* min max May 689.16 784.13 June 701.70 787.52 Month Export,…


ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih June production dips by 26% YoY on BF trouble

ArcelorMittal’s Ukraine unit said steel production declined 26% in June from a year earlier as a blast furnace functioned erratically.Its output declined to 358,100 tons from 485,700 tons a year ago.Mr. Alexander Ioskov, who heads the production department at ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih, said in an e-mailed statement that malfunctions at the blast furnace had been…


Lugansk Tube Plant steel pipe output increases in six months

In January to June Lugansk Tube Plant increased its steel pipe production by 8% YoY to 114,800 tons. (SteelOrbis) 

Kominmet sees steel pipe output in H1 up by 22% YoY

It is reported that in the H1 of the current year Ukrainian pipe producer Kominmet increased its steel pipe production by 22% YoY to 88,100 tons. (SteelOrbis)

Metinvest to increase steel output by 61% after Ilyich deal

Metinvest, Ukraine’s largest steelmaker, plans to increase production by 61% this year after combining assets with competitor Mariupol Iron and Steel Works named after Ilyich and modernizing its plants.Mr. Sergiy Novikov, CFO of Metinvest, said the steelmaker expected to produce as much as 15 million tons of steel in 2011.He said the company would concentrate…


Ukrainian metallurgical companies up sales by 37% in January to May

According to the State Statistics Committee of Ukraine, in January to May Ukrainian metallurgical companies increased their product sales by 37% YoY to UAH 100.036 billion.
In 2010 Ukrainian metallurgical companies increased sales by 45.3% compared to 2009 to UAH 189.442 billion. (SteelOrbis)

Ukrainian semi-finished steel exports fall slightly in January to May

According to the data, released by the metal trading enterprise Ukrainian Mining and Metallurgical Company, in January to May Ukrainian exports of semi-finished steel products decreased by 0.1%YoY to 4.781 million tons.In January to May, Ukraine exported 2.690 million tons of slabs, up by 18.5%, while exports of square billets dropped by 18.6% to 2.044…


ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih starts installing billet caster

ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih, the Ukrainian subsidiary of the Luxembourg-based steel giant ArcelorMittal, has started to install its continuous casting billet mill. The steelmaker announced the beginning of the construction of its new continuous casting complex one year ago. The complex is due to start production operations in September.The estimated capacity of the six strand billet…


MAY 2011

UKRAINE&RUSSIA: STEEL-MAKING PIG IRON UKRAINE&RUSSIA: FOUNDRY PIG IRON UKRAINE&RUSSIA: ROUND BILLETS UKRAINE&RUSSIA: SQUARE BILLETS UKRAINE&RUSSIA: ROLLED WIRE UKRAINE&RUSSIA: SLABS Month Export, Ukraine, $/t, FOB Black sea ports min max April 600.00 610.00 May 640.00 660.00 Month Export, Russia, $/t, FOB Black sea ports min max April 610.00 630.00 May 650.00 660.00 * – Ukrainian Hrivna…