Ukrainian scrap exports up 82% in Q1 2012

In the first three months of 2012 Ukraine’s scrap exports increased by 82% YoY to 123,900 tons.
In March Ukraine’s scrap exports rose by 25.2% compared to February to 34,300 tons. In the first three months of the current year Ukraine’s scrap imports decreased by 58.5% compared to January to March 2011 to 19,500 tons. (SteelGuru)

Ukrainian pig iron exports up by 4% in Q1 2012

In January to March 2012 Ukrainian exports of pig iron increased by 4.4% YoY to 352,100 tons.
In March exports of pig iron from Ukraine decreased by 17.9% compared to February to 86,700 tons. In January to March Ukrainian imports of pig iron decreased by 86.6% YoY to 8,000 tons. (SteelGuru)

ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih March 2012 output up by 6% YoY

ArcelorMittal Ukrainian unit said steel production rose by 5.9% YoY in March as equipment was fixed.
ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih production jumped to 505,100 tons from 476,900 tons in March 2011.
First quarter output was 7.3% higher at 1.47 million tons, while crude steel production grew by 7.5%, to 1.47 million tons. (SteelGuru)

Ukraine to help pipe producers fight antidumping accusations

Ukraine’s Economic Development and Trade Ministry considers accusations of dumping against Ukrainian pipe producers by their European competitors to be unfounded, and it will help these companies in the investigation launched by the European Commission.Mr. Valeriy Pyatnytsky, Ukrainian government commissioner for European integration, said “We are writing our commentaries and registering ourselves as an interested…

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Ukrainian ferrous metal product exports decline in February 2012

According to the State Statistics Committee of Ukraine, in the first two months of the current year Ukraine’s ferrous metal exports decreased by 4.6% YoY to 4.1 million tons, including 331,000 tons of steel pipes, up by 11% YoY. (SteelOrbis)

March 2012

UKRAINE&RUSSIA: STEEL-MAKING PIG IRON UKRAINE&RUSSIA: FOUNDRY PIG IRON Month Russian market, $/t, $1/RUR32.1961* min max Feburary 496.95 590.13 March 496.95 590.13 Month Ukrainian market, $/t without VAT, $1/UAH7.9898* min max Feburary 563.22 588.25 March 563.22 588.25 * – Ukrainian Hrivna and Russian Rouble exchange rates are as of 31.03.12 according to the National Bank of…

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Ukraine issues production results for the first three months of 2012

According to the data issued by Ukraine’s Cabinet of Ministers, in the first three months of the current year Ukraine registered a 0.3% decrease YoY in its finished steel product output to 7.103 million tons, a 5.5% decrease in its crude steel output to 8.190 million tons and a 0.1% decline in its pig iron…

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Interpipe to shutdown Interpipe Nizhnedneprovsk Pipe open-hearth furnace

Interpipe, one of the leading steel pipe producers in Eastern and Central Europe, plans to close Interpipe Nizhnedneprovsk Pipe open-hearth furnace capacities in Q4 2012 while its output will be fully indemnified with Dneprostal electric furnace steel production.Project capacity for Dneprostal in 2012 is estimated at 700,000 tons of assembled steel, while Interpipe Nizhnedneprovsk Pipe…

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Ukrainian pig iron exports in January-February 2012 up by 49% YoY

In January to February 2012 Ukrainian exports of pig iron increased by 49% YoY to 265,400 tons.
In February alone exports of pig iron from Ukraine decreased by 33.5% compared to January to 105,600 tons. In January to February Ukrainian imports of pig iron decreased by 86% YoY. (SteelOrbis)

ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih crude steel output up by 8% in January to February 2012

In the January to February period of the current year the crude steel production of ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih, the Ukrainian subsidiary of the global steel giant ArcelorMittal, totaled 958,100 tons, up by 7.6% YoY.in the first two months of the year ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih registered a 6.3% increase YoY in its finished steel output to…

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Ukrainian ferrous metal product exports declined in January 2012

According to the State Statistics Committee of Ukraine, in January 2012 Ukraine’s ferrous metal exports decreased by 2% YoY to 2.360 million tons.
In the given period Ukraine registered a 4.4% increase YoY in its ferrous metal imports to 167,200 tons. (SteelOrbis)

ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih ups roll output by 10% in January to February 2012

ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih, Ukraine’s biggest steel producer, raised finished roll production by 10.3% YoY to 856,000 tons in January to February.Crude steel production grew by 8.4% to 969,000 tons, and pig iron rose by 9.9% to 843,000 tons.ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih specializes in long products, in particular rebar and wire rod.Finished roll production fell by 8.7%…

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Dneprovsky Iron and Steel Works to upgrade rolled steel unit

Ukrainian steelmaker Dneprovsky Iron and Steel Works, a part of the Industrial Union of Donbass, plans to start upgrading its rolled metal unit.
The upgrade, which will cost UAH 1.5 billion, will make possible an increase in rolled metal production to 1.95 million tons a year from 700,000 tons at present. (Bloomberg)

Ukrainian coke and steel producers battling proposal to restrict coal imports

Ukraine’s coke and steel producers are battling a recent proposal from the energy and coal industry ministry to restrict imports of coal.
The ministry has recently asked Prime Minister Mr. Nikolai Azarov to restrict imports of coal amid concerns there are 400,000 tons of domestically produced thermal coal accumulated in stocks. (Ukrainian Journal)