Ukraine Kominmet increases steel pipe output by 6%

It is reported that in the first five months of the current year Ukrainian pipe producer Kominmet increased its steel pipe production by 6% YoY to 707,000 tons. (SteelOrbis)

ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih crude steel output down by 11% YoY

In the January to May period of the current year the crude steel production of ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih, еру Ukrainian subsidiary of еру global steel giant ArcelorMittal, totaled 2.308 million tons, down by 11% YoY.In addition, in the first 5 months of the year, ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih registered a 9% decrease YoY in its finished…


Ukrainian steel pipe production up by 16% YoY

According to statistics, Ukraine produced 917,100 tons of steel pipes in the first 5 months of this year, up by 16% YoY.
However, the country’s steel pipe output in May dropped by 5% from a month earlier to 176,700 tons. Meanwhile, Ukraine produced 1.754 million tons of steel pipes in 2010, up by 10.7% YoY. (

Ilyich completes capital repairs of agglomerating machine No 4

Ukrainian steelmaker Mariupol Ilyich Iron and Steel Works, a subsidiary of the Ukrainian steel group Metinvest, has completed capital repairs of its agglomerating machine No 4 and started recommissioning works.The repair works included the modernization of the agglomerating machine’s furnace and the switch to an automatic control system. The capital repair of agglomerating machine No…


Metinvest becomes one of the priority sales channels for Moldavian Steel Works

Metinvest, a vertically integrated group of metals and mining companies, will commence sales of products from Moldavian Steel Works (MMZ).Nearly 33,000 tons of products will be shipped for Metinvest during the first month of production. Long rolled steel will be sold in Ukrainian market through the retail network of service metal centers of Metinvest SMC,…


April 2011

UKRAINE&RUSSIA: STEEL-MAKING PIG IRON UKRAINE&RUSSIA: FOUNDRY PIG IRON UKRAINE&RUSSIA: ROUND BILLETS UKRAINE&RUSSIA: SQUARE BILLETS UKRAINE&RUSSIA: ROLLED WIRE Month Russian market, $/t, $1/RUR27.5022* Ukrainian market, $/t without VAT, $1/UAH7.9654* min max min max March 755.58 925.38 694.63 840.13 April 750.49 925.38 694.63 840.13 Month Export, Ukraine, $/t, FOB Black sea ports Export, Russia, $/t, FOB Black…


Azovstal to close open-hearth furnaces in May

Azovstal Iron and Steel Works plans to close outdated, energy inefficient open-hearth furnaces in May.Steel production capacity will decrease by 1.3-5.5 MT per year, with two converters left. Additionally, Azovstal gained approval at the end of April to produce rails from converter steel from its biggest rails customer, Ukrzaliznytsia.Until recently OHF steel was used. Azovstal…


Ukrainian crude steel output down by 3% in April from March

In April Ukraine’s crude steel output totaled 2.995 million tons, 3% or 94,000 tons lower as compared to March.
In the January to April period Ukrainian crude steel production reached 11.631 million tons, marking an increase of 5.8% YoY. (SteelOrbis)