Ukraine: ferroalloys and pipes banned by EEC

Eurasian Economic Commission has approved of the implementation of antidumping duties on Ukrainian ferrosilicomanganese for 5 years and prolonged duties on Ukrainian steel pipes. Ferrosilicomanganese duties will reach 26.35% and will affect Nikopol Ferroalloy Plant, Zaporozhye Ferro Alloys Plant and Stakhanov Ferroalloy Plant. These three works in 2014 supplied $200 million worth of ferrosilicomanganese to…


Ukraine: monopoly of scrap market

The Ministry of economical development and trade cannot create market conditions in the sphere of ferrous scrap. “There is no competition on the scrap market today. I have been talking to association representatives for a year. What market could it be, if all the scrap in Ukraine is purchased by 2 people”, said the Verkhovnaya…


Ukraine: metal output in May 2016

In January-May Ukraine produced 10.54 million tons of carbon steel, up by 14% YoY. This is preliminary data by Metallurgprom, while more precise information is expected after June 10. Pig iron output increased by 21%, to 10.11 million tons, that of rolled metal – by 16.5%, to 9.32 million tons. Coke production went up by…


Ukraine: Groysman tasks the Cabinet to consider issues faced by mining and metals sector

Ukraine’s Prime Minister Vladimir Groysman went to see Mariupol Ilyich Iron and Steel Works of Metinvest Group as part of his visit to Mariupol. He observed the reconstruction of a sinter plant, the biggest environmental project in the history of Ukraine’s independence, with the five-year investment making $220 million. Vladimir Groysman visited a converter shop.…


Ukraine: uranium to be processed in Russia

Ukraine intends to prolong its contracts with Russia on uranium processing.

“This year we plan to prolong the contract, the parties are discussing all the matters”, said the national nuclear energy company Atomproektinzhiniring director Alexander Rybchuk.

This year Ukraine doesn’t intend to change delivery volumes. But parties haven’t discussed plans for 2017 yet. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: UMCC still selling through Austrian company

The state enterprise United Mining and Chemical Company goes on exporting its products via Bollwerk Finanzierungs-und Industriemanagement AG, according to the data of ilmenite and titanium concentrate exports at Ukrainian ports. In particular, Bollwerk is the supplier of UMCC products in the ports of Odessa and Ismail. In January-April UMCC exported 14 thousand tons of…


Ukraine: Groysman likes Mariupol Ilyich environment project

Modernization program of Mariupol Ilyich Iron and Steel Works shows that in 2017 the ecological situation in Mariupol will start to improve. “In 5 years air pollution will meet European standards. We can only welcome this”, said the Prime Minister Vladimir Groysman, while visiting the works. According to Metinvest CEO Yuri Ryzhenkov, the group continues…


Ukraine: Dneprometiz appoints chairman

Supervisory board of Dneprometiz has appointed Anatoly Frishman chairman of the board. According to the company statement, Frishman has been appointed until the next annual meeting of the shareholders. He owns no company shares. In late March Frishman has been appointed member of the board. In 2015 Dneprometiz received 60.86 million UAH of losses. The…