In 2013 coal mining decreased

In 2013 Ukraine mined 24.1 million tons of coal, down by 2.9% (730.4 thousand tons) as compared with 2012.

At the same time energy coal mining totaled 17.3 million tons, it is 3.7 thousand tons less than planned.

Coking coal production was 10.7% higher than planned (6766.3 thousand tons to 655.5 thousand tons). (Ukrainian metal)

Yuzhniy GOK increased output in 2013

In 2013 Yuzhniy Mining and Processing Works (UGOK) increased concentrate output by 5.3%, to 10.936 million tons, as compared with 2012. Sinter output increased by 19.32%, to 2413.8 thousand tons. In December 2013 the works increased concentrate output by 12.92%, to 996 thousand tons YoY, while sinter production rose by 9.5%, to 236 thousand tons.…


Another 49% shares of Stalkanat-Silur sold to a Cyprus company

Liftone Ventures Limited (Cyprus) purchased 49.99% shares (51329829) of the major metal wares manufacturer Stalkanat-Silur, Odessa.

Earlier 49.6% of shares were purchased by Bomberio Holdings Limited (Cyprus).

Companies intend each to acquire 49.9999% of Stalkanat-Silur.

In October 2013 the Antimonopoly Committee permitted both companies to purchase over 25% shares of the works. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine earns $85 million on pig iron exports in November 2013

In November 2013 Ukraine exported pig iron worth of $85.53 million, imports amounted to $0.1 million. One of the major importers of pig iron in November 2013 was Italy ($38.19 million). In January-November 2013 Ukraine exported pig iron for $714.94 million, while imports were on the level of $5.19 million. In October 2013 Ukraine exported…


Metinvest companies to supply $1.2 billion worth of rails to Ukrainian Railroads

Ukrzaliznychpostach, the State enterprise of railroad transport provision, chose Metinvest-Ukraine, a Metinvest group company specializing in wholesale in Ukraine and CIS (except for Russia), to supply rails and rail fasteners for 1187.123 million UAH. The offer was accepted on December 24th, 2013, the contract is to be concluded by January 23rd. The products are to…


November 2013

UKRAINE&RUSSIA: STEEL-MAKING PIG IRON UKRAINE&RUSSIA: FOUNDRY PIG IRON UKRAINE&RUSSIA: ROUND BILLETS Month Ukrainian market, $/t, $1/UAH7.9898* min max October 507.75 569.02 November 491.88 603.55 * – Ukrainian Hrivna and Russian Rouble exchange rates are as of 30.11.13 according to the National Bank of Ukraine and the Central Bank of the Russian Federation.  (Ukrainian Metal) UKRAINE&RUSSIA:…


Ukraine increased coal extraction in November 2013

According to the State Statistics Committee, coal extraction in November increased by 1.3%, to 5.7 million tons YoY.

Coal extraction increased by 3.1% to October figures.

In January-November Ukrainian coal extraction decreased by 3%, to 57.6 million tons YoY. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine decreases foreign currency revenues from ferrous metals exports in January-November 2013

In January-November Ukrainian metal companies decreased ferrous metals export revenues by 8.1%, to $13096.844 million, YoY. According to the Customs service statistics, ferrous metals accounted for 22.82% of the whole export revenues, up from 22.57% YoY. In November ferrous metals export revenues reached $1201.686 million, while in October they were on the level of $1151.882…


In January 2014 Ukrainian metal companies intend to increase rolled output

In January 2014 Ukrainian metal companies plan to produce 2.32 million tons of rolled metal, up by 3.98% as compared to November 2013. Pig iron output is expected to increased by 7%, to 2.5 million tons, steel output – by 5.8%, to 2.7 million tons. To meet these figures metal companies will need 610 thousand…


Ukraine saw a decrease in ferroalloy output in January-November 2013

In January-November Ukrainian ferroalloy companies decreased output by 18.9%, to 784.3 thousand tons, YoY. In particular, silicomanganese output decreased by 17.1%, to 568.7 thousand tons, ferromanganese production fell by 51.2%, to 73.3 thousand tons, metallic manganese output decreased by 50.4%, to 7.2 thousand tons, while ferrosilicon output increased by 15.6%, to 135.1 thousand tons. The…


Ukraine decreases average daily rolled metal output in December 2013

In 9 days of December Ukrainian metal companies decreased average daily output of rolled metal by 7.4%, to 68.9 thousand tons, compared to November. Average daily pir iron output increased by 2.3%, to 79.7 thousand tons, while steel output rose by 0.6%, to 85.6 thousand tons. As of December the 1st, metal companies operated 29…


Dniepropetrovsk region increases steel and ore output

In January-November metal companies of the Dniepropetrovsk region produced 10.5 million tons of steel (106.6% YoY), almost 9 million tons of iron ore (110.4%), 2.2 million tons of sinter (120%), 51.3 million tons of iron ore concentrate (102.4%), 9.1 million tons of rolled metal (102.5%) and 12 million tons of pellets (103.6%). Pipe industry sees…


Ukrainian metal companies decrease investments into reconstruction

In January-September Ukrainian metallurgical companies decreased capital investments into technical overhaul and modernization by 27.5%, or 783.2 billion UAH, to 3,695 billion UAH YoY.  In 2013 companies mostly invested in construction of new objects and the already going reconstruction and modernization of existing capacities. Vital to the sector are the modernization of furnace manufacture and…