Ukrainian coke production down by 7.7% in January-September 2013

In the first nine months of the current year Ukraine registered a 7.7% decrease in its metallurgical coke output to 13.306 million tons, according to the data issued by Ukraine’s Cabinet of Ministers.

In September Ukraine produced 1.436 million tons of metallurgical coke, up by 11% year on year. (SteelOrbis/Ukrainian metal)

Ukrainian steel pipe output down by 19.5% in January-September 2013

In the January-September period of the current year, Ukrainian companies produced 1.2908 million tons of steel pipes, down by 19.5% compared to the same period last year, according to the figures issued by Ukraine’s Cabinet of Ministers.

In September Ukraine’s steel pipe production decreased by 1.9% compared to August, to 140,700 tons. (SteelOrbis/Ukrainian metal)

Zaporizhstal boosts metal output

In January-September 2013 Zaporizhstal Integrated Iron and Steel Works increased its pig iron output by 0.1%, steel output by 1.6% and rolled metal by 4.7%, YoY. In September Zaporizhstal saw an increase in its production volumes: pig iron output went up by 0.5%, while the rolled metal output increased by 4.7%. In September the works…


Metinvest and Interpipe win UAH 33.77 million tender to supply Ukrtransgas

Ukraine-based Ukrtransgas, an affiliate of the Ukrainian national oil and gas company Naftogaz, has announced that Ukrainian mining and steel producing group Metinvest and Ukrainian steel pipe and railway wheel producer Interpipe have won a tender for the supply of steel pipes worth a total of UAH 33.776 million ($4.07 million).According to the contract, Metinvest…


Azovstal confirms the quality of its rails

Azovstal Iron and Steel Works has passed the compliance certification for the right to produce transport metal (railway wide gauge rails, tie plates and joint bars) in accordance with the requirements established by the national system UkrSEPRO. The audit was conducted by the specialists of the state enterprise Kharkov Railway Transport Certification Authority.On September 18th-20th…


January-August 2013 results of Ukrainian mining and processing works

The mining and processing works (MPW) have released the production data for 8 months.  In January-August the Poltava MPW increased the iron ore concentrate output by 11.8%. In the given period it produced 8.63 million tons of iron ore concentrate and 7.07 million tons of pellets, up by 11.5% YoY. The Ingulets MPW has retained…


August 2013

UKRAINE&RUSSIA: STEEL-MAKING PIG IRON UKRAINE&RUSSIA: FOUNDRY PIG IRON Month Russian market, $/t, $1/RUR32.1961* min max July 496.95 590.13 August 496.95 590.13 Month Ukrainian market, $/t without VAT, $1/UAH7.9898* min max July 563.22 588.25 August 563.22 588.25 * – Ukrainian Hrivna and Russian Rouble exchange rates are as of 31.08.13 according to the National Bank of…


Ukrainian crude steel output expected to decline in October 2013 from the August level

In October Ukraine’s crude steel production is expected to decrease by 4.8% compared to August to 2.670 million tons. In October pig iron output in Ukraine will total 2.480 million tons, down by 0.9% compared to the August results, while Ukrainian production of rolled steel is expected to total 2.45 million tons, down by 0.1%…


Ukrainian ferroalloy output down by 23% in January-August 2013

In the January-August period this year Ukraine’s ferroalloy production decreased by 23% compared to the same period last year to 551,000 tons. In the given period Ukraine’s silicomanganese output decreased by 15.8% to 405,250 tons, while its ferromanganese production declined by 54.7% to 55,700 tons, both year on year. Specifically, in the first eight months…


ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih’s finished steel output up by 2.9% in January-August 2013

In the first eight months of the current year the crude steel production of ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih, the Ukrainian subsidiary of the global steel giant ArcelorMittal, totaled 4.2302 million tons, up by 0.4% year on year, as announced by the company. In addition, in the first eight months of the year ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih saw…


July 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 June 539.36 648.63 July 514.49 614.08  * – Ukrainian Hrivna and Russian Rouble exchange rates are as of 31.07.13 according to the National Bank of Ukraine and the Central Bank of the Russian Federation.    (Ukrainian Metal)…


Ukrainian steel product exports rose slightly in H1 2013

In June 2013 Ukraine’s exports of steel products decreased by 0.8% MoM to 1.878 million metric tons.

In January to June Ukraine exported 11.834 million metric tons of steel products, up by 0.9% YoY. (SteelGuru)

ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih celebrating 2 successful years of continuous casting

The beginning of August marked an eventful period at ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih, as the Ukrainian plant not only celebrated its 79th anniversary, but also 2 successful years of continuous casting. The continuous casting department and facilities started operating in 2011, to fulfill the obligations undertaken as part of Kryvyi Rih’s sales and purchase agreement signed…


Metinvest steel exports to Russia face increased obstacles

Metinvest, the largest Ukrainian mining and metal holding company, has reported that controls by Russian customs on its steel products supplied to the Russian market have increased from August 13th, 2013. Extra weighing is now carried out by Russian customs on all incoming steel, whereas previously only certain incoming consignments were selected and examined. Extra…