Ukrainian metal companies to decrease steel output in February 2014

In February 2014 Ukrainian metal companies plan to decrease steel smelting by 7.8% from expected output for January (2.7 million tons), to 2.49 million tons. Rolled metal production would decrease by 3.8% from the expected December 2013 levels (2.32 million tons), to 2.23 million tons. Pig iron manufacture is expected to decrease in February to…


December 2013

UKRAINE&RUSSIA: STEEL-MAKING PIG IRON UKRAINE&RUSSIA: FOUNDRY PIG IRON UKRAINE&RUSSIA: ROUND BILLETS UKRAINE&RUSSIA: SQUARE BILLETS Month Russian market, $/t, $1/RUR32.1961* Ukrainian market, $/t without VAT, $1/UAH7.9898* min max min max November 593.24 602.56 411.37 530.18 December 593.24 602.56 425.89 535.56 Month Export, Ukraine, $/t, FOB Black sea ports Export, Russia, $/t, FOB Black sea ports min…


UGOK increased iron ore raw materials output

In January-November 2013 the Yuzhniy Mining and Processing Works (UGOK) increased its concentrate output by 4.6%, to 9.941 million tons, and sinter production by 20.5%, to 2.178 million tons, all compared with 2012.In November 2013 UGOK increased concentrate manufacture by 12.05%, to 940.1 thousand tons, while sinter production rose by 70.61%, to 221.8 thousand tons,…


Ukraine increased coke imports in 2013

In 2013 by-product coke plants of Ukraine imported 11.4 million tons of ordinary coking coals and coal concentrate, which almost equaled the imports volumes in 2012. In December 2013 the imports volume of coking coals totaled 1.03 million tons. At the same time Ukrainian coal deliveries to plants in 2013 reached 13.6 million tons (down…


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)