Ukrainian traders’ steel product purchases up by 14% in 2 months

According to the data issued by the Ukrainian Association of Metal Traders, in January to February Ukraine steel trading companies increased their steel product purchases by 3.9% YoY to 164,775 tons including 151,363 tons from local mills and 13,412 tons of imports.The main domestic suppliers of steel products to Ukrainian trading companies were ArcelorMittal Kriviy…

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Licenses to Ukrainian scrap metals companies

It is reported that the Ministry of Industrial Policy of Ukraine granted non-expiry licenses for ferrous and non-ferrous metal scrap collecting and recycling to 47 companies as stated in the act of Ministry of Industrial Policy dated January 19th 2010.In particular, licenses are granted to Zaporozhvtormet, Poltavavtormet, Vtortsvetmet, Dnepropetrovskvtormet, Sumyvtormet, Vinnitsavtormet, Nikolaevvtormet, Kievvtormet, Volynvtormet, Ukrvtormet.In…

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ArcelorMittal to invest over $200 million in Ukrainian mill

It is reported that ArcelorMittal, the world’s largest steel producer, plans to invest $200 million to modernize and boost efficiency at its Ukrainian steel mill in 2010.Mr. Jean Jouet, CEO for ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih, said these plans could be derailed if the company continued to struggle in receiving value added tax refunds from Ukraine cash-strapped…

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Ukraine issues ferroalloy import and export data for January

In January Ukraine exports of ferroalloys registered an increase of 10.3% to 97,390 tons compared to December 2009. Meanwhile, compared to January 2009, the country ferroalloy exports went up 5.9 times. Specifically, Ukraine ferrosilicomanganese exports increased by 2.9% to 62,000 tons, its ferromanganese exports went up two times to 14,300 tons while its ferrosilicon exports…

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Mechel denies Donetsk-based ISTIL acquisition rumors

It is reported that Mechel, one of the leading Russian mining and steel groups, has denied the media rumors that it is in the process of acquiring the Ukrainian steel producer Donetsk Electrometallurgical Plant, the mini-mill previously known as ISTIL.Mr. Alexander Tolkach, director of Mechel’s department of communications, said “We categorically deny this information.”Donetsk Electrometallurgical…

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