Ukraine: Ukrzaliznytsia needs to resume scrap sales

Ukraine started increasing steel output and in January it grew almost 2-fold. But further growth is hampered not only by logistics, but also by the scrap shortage, that Ukrzaliznytsia could cover. This year, scrap procurement is expected to decrease due to the mined territories and mobilization. State monopolies, which constantly write off outdated equipment, could…

Kazakhstan: scrap export to be banned

Kazakhstan has imposed a ban on the export of ferrous metals scrap and wastes via the railroad border points of Zhaisan (Aktyubinsk region), Aksu (Kostanay region) and Auyl (Abai region). The decision was taken due to the shortage of raw materials for the domestic processing enterprises and the imposition by neighbouring countries of scrap exports…

Ukraine: scrap export up in January-November 2023

In January-November, Ukraine exported 161.025 thousand tons of ferrous scrap, up 3.84-fold YoY, with 14.098 thousand tons exported in November. According to the State Customs Service, exports revenue increased 2.93-fold, to $46.406 million. The main importer was Poland with the share of 85.87%, followed by Greece (8.07%) and Bulgaria (2.35%). (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: scrap exports up in January-October 2023

In January-October, Ukraine increased ferrous metals scrap exports 3.89-fold YoY, to 146.927 thousand tons. According to the State Customs Service, in monetary terms exports grew 2.9-fold, to $42.088 million. Since March, an increase in exports has been noted. In January, Ukraine exported around 8.28 thousand tons of scrap, in February – 16.5 thousand tons, in…

Ukraine: 500-600 thousand tons of scrap per year to be exported to Poland

Polish market remains important for Ukrainian metal and scrap-procurement companies. According to the UAVtormet association president Volodymyr Bublei, Poland is undergoing metal industry modernization. The “green” course and the intention to make competitive products determine transition to the electric manufacture of steel, which in its turn demands additional resources. Bublei says Poland could become a…

Ukraine: occupiers cutting Severodonetsk Azot for scrap

Every three days, trucks loaded with metal scrap leave the territory of Azot in Severodonetsk, the head of the Luhansk Regional Military Administration Artem Lysohor has reported. He said the occupiers were actively cutting machinery that survived Russian shelling for scrap. Last year, Russians shot several propaganda series featuring ex-employees of Azot. In them the…