October 2013

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In January-October Ukraine increased exports and imports of iron ore raw materials

In January-October Ukrainian metallurgical companies increased iron ore raw materials exports by 8%, to 2.31 million tons YoY. In October metal works imported 230,000 tons of iron ore raw materials, up by 35.3% compared to September. Iron ore raw materials exports in January-October increased by 9%, to 32.1 million tons YoY, and were around 3.4…


Scrap supplies to steel mills in Ukraine declined in January-October 2013

In the January-October period this year, steel scrap supplies to Ukrainian steelmakers fell by 14% year on year to 3.530 million tons. 

In October alone supplies of scrap to Ukrainian steel mills reached 380,000 tons, up by 20.6% compared to September. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine expected to produce 2.74 million tons of crude steel in December 2013

In December Ukraine’s crude steel production is expected to increase by 4.6% compared to October to 2.740 million tons. In December pig iron output in Ukraine will total 2.540 million tons, up by 6% compared to the October results, while Ukrainian production of rolled steel is expected to total 2.480 million tons, up by 4.1%…


Ukrainian ferroalloy output down in January-October 2013

In January-October Ukrainian ferroalloy companies decreased output by 20%, to 702.5 thousand tons, compared to the same period of last year. In particular, silicomanganese output decreased by 17.2%, to 509.9 thousand tons, ferromanganese – by 54.5%, to 65.8 thousand tons, metallic manganese – by 45.1%, to 7.2 thousand tons, while ferrosilicon (45%) production increased by…


ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih’s finished steel output up by 3.8% in January-October 2013

In the first 10 months of the current year the crude steel production of ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih, Ukrainian subsidiary of the global steel giant ArcelorMittal, totaled 5.3223 million tons, up by 0.3% year on year, as announced by the company. In addition, in the first 10 months of the year ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih saw a…


In September 2013 Ukrainian metal companies decreased output

In January-September Ukrainian metallurgical companies increased  steel output by 1%, to 24.847 million tons, pig iron production – by 2.5%, to 21.897 million tons, while rolled metal manufacture decreased by 1%, to 21.920 million tons, all on year on year basis. In September steel output decreased by 4.1%, to 2.806 million tons, as compared to…


Ukrainian steel pipe output decreases

According to the figures issued by Ukraine’s Cabinet of Ministers, in January-October Ukrainian companies produced 1.404 million tons of pipes, down by 21% compared to January-October 2012.

In October Ukraine’s steel pipe production decreased by 19.8% compared to September, to 113,000 tons. (SteelOrbis/Ukrainian metal)

Ilyich carries out blast furnace overhaul work

Ukraine’s largest vertically-integrated mining and steel group Metinvest has stated that a major overhaul of blast furnace No. 4 has been carried out within the framework of the production modernization program at its subsidiary – Mariupol Ilyich Iron and Steel Works.The main emphasis was on carrying out overhaul work to improve equipment reliability growth and…


Metinvest to modernize blast furnace at Azovstal

Ukraine-based mining and steel company Metinvest Group will invest over $92 million in the upgrading of the fourth blast furnace at its Mariupol-headquartered subsidiary Azovstal Iron and Steel Works. The overhaul of the blast furnace will last 120 days, starting in June 2014. Currently tenders and contractor selection are in progress. Contracts are being concluded…