Ferrexpo iron ore output down in December 2014

Ferrexpo said its output went down in December 2014 due to limitations of electricity supplies to its companies. Spot sales of iron ore also fell. If things don’t change in Q1 2015, Ferrexpo will choose long-term contracts as its priority.


Ukraine to produce 27 million tons of steel in 2015

State enterprise Ukrpormvneshexpertisa forecasts Ukrainian steel output in 2015 on the level of 27 million tons.


Forecast on Ukraine’s metal output in January 2015

Metallurgprom association forecasts steel output on the level of 1.9 million tons in January.


Ukraine earned $265 million on scrap exports in January-November 2014

In January-November 2014 Ukrainian companies exported 837.14 thousand tons of scrap for $265.44 million as opposed to 219.47 thousand tons for $68.42 million in 2013.


Ukraine’s November 2014 semis exports slightly up from October level

In November Ukraine exported $270.72 million worth of semi-finished steel products, with imports on the level of $5.49 million.


Ukraine to export 1.2 million tons of scrap in 2015

Experts forecast Ukrainian export volumes of scrap in 2015 on the level of 1.2 million tons.


Ukrainian coal exports drop in November 2014

In January-November 2014 Ukraine imported $1.61 billion worth of boghead and blind-coal.


Ukrainian steel prices to keep falling in 2015

In 2015 Ukrainian steel prices will continue falling due to manufacture cost price decrease and high competitions between manufacturers.


Ukraine’s coke output drops in first 11 months

It is reported that Ukraine’s metallurgical coke output totaled 12.93 million tonnes during the first eleven months of 2014, down by 19.9% compared to the same time of last year.


Ukraine cuts steel smelting by 17% in 2014 due to hostilities in ATO zone

Ukrainian metal companies cut steel production by 17% in 2014 compared to 2013, to 27.161 million tonnes, the Metallurgprom association (Dnipropetrovsk) has told Interfax-Ukraine.

Ukraine’s Ferrexpo Produces Record Iron Ore Pellet in 2014

Ukrainian iron ore pellet producer Ferrexpo PLC (FEEXF) said Tuesday it has produced a record annual output of iron ore pellets, a high quality raw material used in steel making.


Metinvest forced to reduce output in Ukraine

Ukrainian firm Metinvest will take three to five months to rebuild a rail bridge over the Kalchik river that was destroyed in an attack on 23 December, claiming the life of one steel worker and forcing the company to reduce output at its two mills, the company has said.


Ukrainian export-import of scrap in January-November 2014

In November Ukraine exported $12.23 million worth of ferrous metals scrap, while imports totaled $0.74 million.


Ukraine cuts steel consumption in 2014

In 2014 steel consumption in Ukraine will reach 4 million tons as opposed to 7.1 million tons in 2013.


Ferromanganese output up in November 2014 at NZF

In November Nikopol Ferroalloy Plant (NZF, Dniepropetrovsk region) produced 1.9 thousand tons of ferromanganese, up by 46.2%, or by 0.6 thousand tons, MoM.


Ukrainian coke output up in November 2014

In November Ukraine produced 882 thousand tons of coke, up by 3.5%, or by 30 thousand tons, MoM.


Metals of Ukraine & Russia: silicomanganese, November 2014

Month Russian market, $/t, $1/RUR49.322 Ukrainian market, $/t without VAT, $1/UAH14.969*
min max min max
October 926.31 1058.05 1002.05 1041.30
November 1018.65 1180.42 1002.05 1041.30

* – Ukrainian Hrivna and Russian Rouble exchange rates are as of 30.11.14 according to the National Bank of Ukraine and the Central Bank of the Russian Federation. (Ukrainian Metal)