On January 17, 2012 Interpipe and Italian general contractor Danieli Company successfully began hot testing of the manufacturing equipment at the Dneprosteel Electric Steel Smelting Complex. During the first melting process 100 tons of steel billets were produced.The hot testing will be carried out on the entire production chain of ESSC including arc steel-smelting furnace,…Details
Ukrainian metal companies cut cast iron production by 1.9% in December 2011, steel output by 4.1% and rolled steel output by 3.1% compared to November 2011 due to a continuous fall in demand for metal products on the global and domestic markets.In December 2.374 million tons of cast iron was produced, with average daily production…Details
Mr. Nikolai Azarov, Prime Minister of Ukraine, said that Ukraine would seek to stimulate domestic demand for its steel, mostly in housing and infrastructure projects, as weaker external demand had been affecting many of its companies.The government provided massive tax breaks to steelmakers between late 2008 and through the end of 2009 after steel exports…Details
In February 2012 Ukrainian crude steel production will rise by 1.1% compared to December 2011 to 2.790 million tos.Pig iron output in Ukraine will total 2.350 million tons in February, down by 1.01% compared to December, while production of rolled steel is expected to be 2.5 million tons, down by 1.96% compared to December. In…Details
Ukrainian metal companies plan to reduce steel smelting by 1.1% in February 2012 compared to the targets for January to 2.79 million tons, and rolled steel production by 0.4%, to 2.5 million tons.The target for February also foresees a fall in cast iron production by 0.8%, to 2.35 million tons.Average daily cast iron production in…Details
UKRAINE&RUSSIA: STEEL-MAKING PIG IRON Month Russian market, $/t, $1/RUR32.1961* Ukrainian market, $/t without VAT, $1/UAH7.9898* min max min max November 388.25 512.48 513.15 525.67 December 388.25 512.48 513.15 525.67 Month Export, Ukraine, $/t, FOB Black sea ports Export, Russia, $/t, FOB Black sea ports min max min max November 425.00 430.00 425.00 435.00 December 435.00…Details
In 2011 the crude steel production of ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih, the Ukrainian subsidiary of the global steel giant ArcelorMittal, totaled 5.720 million tons, down by 7% compared to 2010.last year ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih registered an 8.5% decrease year on year in its finished steel output to 4.937 million tons. During the period in question, pig…Details
In 2011 the Mariupol Ilyich Iron and Steel Works, a subsidiary of the Ukraine’s largest vertically integrated mining and steel group Metinvest, saw an 8.6% YoY increase in its crude steel production to 6.136 million tons and an an 18.4% increase in its finished steel production to 4.710 million tons.In the given period, Ilyich produced…Details
The Dniepropetrovsk Tube Works, a subsidiary of the Ukrainian steel producer Industrial Union of Donbass, plans to expand its production capacity.At the end of 2011 the Dniepropetrovsk Tube Works commissioned a longitudinal electric welded pipe production line for carbon steel pipes with 10-76 mm diameter and also for precision stainless steel pipes. The capacity of…Details
In the first 11 months of 2011 deliveries of steel products to the Ukrainian domestic market increased by 15% YoY to 6.623 million tons.In November 2011 steel product deliveries in Ukraine decreased by 2.3% compared to November 2010 and went down by 5.7% compared to October 2011 to 574,000 tons.In the January to November period…Details
According to the preliminary data, in 2011 Ukraine registered an 8.5% increase YoY in its finished steel product output to 30.373 million tons, a 6% increase in its crude steel output to 34.689 million tons and a 6% rise in its pig iron production to 28.879 million tons.In the given period Ukraine saw a 26%…Details
In the first 11 months of 2011 Ukraine registered a 9.9% increase YoY in its flat steel imports to 850,000 tons. In November 2011 Ukraine’s flat steel imports decreased by 1.8% compared to October 2011 to 89,500 tons. On the other hand, in the first 11 months of 2011 Ukrainian flat steel exports increased by…Details
In the first 11 months of 2011 Ukraine’s scrap exports increased by 21.8% YoY, to 736,900 tons. In November alone Ukraine’s scrap exports decreased by 31.1% MoM, to 62,900 tons.
In the first 11 months of 2011 Ukraine’s scrap imports increased 13.3 times compared to January to November 2010, to 116,200 tons. (SteelOrbis)
In January to November 2011 Ukrainian exports of pig iron increased by 16.2% YoY, to 1.527 million tons.
In November alone exports of pig iron from Ukraine decreased by 17.5% compared to October, to 178,100 tons. In January to November of 2011 Ukrainian imports of pig iron decreased by 17.6% YoY, to 41,600 tons. (SteelOrbis)
In January to November 2011 Ukrainian metallurgical companies increased their product sales by 31.2% YoY, to UAH 224.2 billion.
In 2010 Ukrainian metallurgical companies saw their sales increase by 45.3% YoY, to UAH 189.4 billion. (SteelOrbis)
In January to November Ukrainian exports of steel products did not see any changes compared to the same period of last year remaining at 21.880 million tons. In November alone, Ukraine’s steel product exports increased by 2.7% compared to October to 2.008 million tons.In the first 11 months of the current year Ukraine registered a…Details
In January to November of the current year Ukrainian exports of semi-finished steel products decreased by 8.1% YoY to 9.724 million tons.In the January to November period Ukraine exported 5.113 million tons of steel slabs, down by 0.3%, while exports of square billets dropped by 16.8% YoY to 4.520 million tons. Meanwhile, exports of semi-finished…Details
The Ukrainian parliament has forecast a 3.8% growth in domestic pig iron production in 2012 compared to the expected results for 2011, increasing to 30 million tons.Production of steel is predicted to increase by 3.4% YoY in 2012 to 36 million tons. Output of coke and coal in Ukraine in 2012 may fall by 7.7%…Details
Dneprovsky Iron and Steel Works named after F. Dzerzhinsky, a subsidiary of the Ukrainian steel producer Industrial Union of Donbass, has stopped its continuous casting billet mill No 1 for capital repairs.The mill was stopped on December 19 and the repairs are expected to be completed within five days. The company plans to inspect equipment…Details
According to Mr. Vasyl Kharakhulakh, director general of the Metallurgprom association of Ukraine’s metallurgical enterprises, Ukrainian metallurgical enterprises finished January-October 2011 with a negative financial result from ordinary activities before tax of 1.9 billion UAH while during the same period last year it was 2.7 billion UAH.He said that the profitability of metallurgical enterprises for…Details
According to the Ukrainian association of metal producers Metallurgprom, in January next year Ukrainian crude steel production will decline to 2.82 million tons.According to Metallurgprom’s forecast, pig iron output in Ukraine will total 2.370 million tons in January, while production of rolled steel in the month is expected to be 2.510 million tons.In the first…Details
Ukrainian metals companies cut gas consumption by 5.8%, or 24 million cubic meters, in November compared to October to 388 million cubic meters.
Average daily natural gas consumption by metals companies in November came to 12.9 million cubic meters. (Ukrainian Journal)
ArcelorMittal’s Ukrainian unit said steel output fell last month, extending a decline in production this year following repair work at the Kryvyi Rih plant.Volumes dropped to 531,600 tons in November from 565,700 tons a year earlier. Output in October totaled 527,900 tons.Output for the first 11 months of the year shrank to 5.15 million tons…Details
UKRAINE&RUSSIA: STEEL-MAKING PIG IRON UKRAINE&RUSSIA: FOUNDRY PIG IRON Month Russian market, $/t, $1/RUR28.0758* min max October 573.60 730.36 November 569.89 676.74 Month Ukrainian market, $/t without VAT, $1/UAH7.9723* min max October 577.00 577.00 November 564.45 589.54 * – Ukrainian Hrivna and Russian Rouble exchange rates are as of 30.11.11 according to the National Bank of…Details