March 2014

IREPAS BARCELONA: Crimean material flows unchanged by political transition

Russia’s annexation of Crimea from Ukraine nearly two weeks ago has done little to affect the flow of scrap and pig iron out of Crimean and other Black Sea ports, Steel First has heard.

Brazilian pig iron export prices stable on uncertain market

Export prices for pig iron went unchanged in Brazil this week as market participants adopting a wait-and-see approach.

Turkish pig iron imports up 130% in January

Turkish pig iron imports totalled 138,184 tonnes in January 2014, up 130.62% compared with the same month of 2013, but down 37.71% from December's 221,857 tonnes.

Ukraine's DMZ idles blast furnace

Ukraine’s largest merchant pig iron producer Donetskstal (DMZ) has idled one of its blast furnaces, sources told Steel First this week.

CIS pig iron market continues with ‘business as usual’

Prices in the CIS pig iron market held to established ranges this week while attention was on the political situation between Ukraine and Russia, traders told Steel First on Thursday March 27.

Kardemir announces Q2 sales plan

Turkish long steel producer Kardemir has announced its sales plan for the second quarter of year, the company said in statement filed with the country’s Public Disclosure Platform (KAP).

Dongbu Steel reports 94% boost in operating profit

South Korea’s Dongbu Steel announced its operating profit has surged by almost 94% in 2013 on increased sales of high value-added steel products and lower raw materials costs.