Ukraine: metal output up in January-April 2018

In January-April Ukraine increased pig iron output by 9% YoY (including results of January-February 2017 at the uncontrolled territories of Donbass), to 6.89 million tons. Without the Russia-seized territories the output grew by 18%. Steel smelting dropped by 1% with seized territories, but increased by 5%, to 6.9 million tons without them. Rolled metal output…

Ukraine: local metal deliveries down in January-February 2018

In January-February Ukrainian metal companies produced 2977 thousand tons of rolled metal, of which 2643 thousand tons, or 88.7% were exported. According to Ukrmetallurgprom, local customers received only 334 thousand tons (11.3%). In January-February 2017 Ukraine produced 3188 thousand tons of metal and exported 2536 thousand tons (79.5%), with the rest (652 thousand tons or…