Ukrainian hot metal output increasing with BF restart

According to the Ukrainian association of metal producers Metallurgprom, in June to July 2009, Ukrainian steel producers gradually increased their average daily pig iron output and they are expected to continue this positive trend throughout August.In July, Ukraine’s average daily pig iron output increased by 13.4%MoM i.e. by 9,000 tonnes to 76,200 tonnes while in…


Metinvest develops unified packaging and marking standards for all its mills

Metinvest has announced that it developed unified packaging and marking standards for all the metallurgical enterprises of Metinvest Holding. It’s Steel and Rolled Products Division, Metinvest Holding LLC in Donetsk on June 17th to 19th 2009 and became one of the results of Project for Customer Orientation. Products packaging, orders tracking and customer informing are…


ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih may build new sinter plant in 2010

It is reported that Ukrainian steelmaker ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih a subsidiary of steel giant ArcelorMittal has stated that the construction of its new sinter producing plant with an annual production capacity of about 10.14 million tonnes may start in 2010. Accordingly, the construction of the new sinter producing plant is expected to be completed in…


Ukrainian steel pipe production in 7 months dips by 41.6pct YoY

Ukrainian Journal quoted Ukrtruboprom the Dnipropetrovsk based Ukrainian pipe producers’ association said steel pipe production in Ukraine plummeted 41.6%YoY to 886,200 tonnes in January to July. March output was 162,100 tonnes. The Metinvest holding’s Khartsyzsk Pipe Mill boosted output 110% in the seven months to 350,799 tonnes including 48,116 tons in July. (Ukrainian Journal) —————————————————–…


Ukraine steel exports sharply down in H1 of 2009

Rusmet reported that in the H1 of 2009, Ukrainian exports of steel pipes decreased by 31.7%YoY, semi finished steel product exports are down by 14.9%, exports of flat rolled and long steel plunged by about 40%while ferroalloy exports are down a whopping 59%. (