UZ's scrap

The average price per ton of sold secondary scrap metal was UAH 4.29 thousand

At the beginning of 2022, Ukrzaliznytsia (UZ) successfully sold 1.81 thousand tons of scrap metal worth UAH 7.8 million. Initially, the railway operator planned to sell 20.54 thousand tons for UAH 82.2 million. The average price per ton of sold secondary scrap was UAH 4.29 thousand. This is evidenced by the relevant information of the electronic trading system Prozorro. Sales.

A total of 37 lots of scrap metal were published, only 3 auctions oh them were successfully held. UZ failed to sell 18.73 thousand tons of scrap worth more than UAH 74 million. This is not the first time that such lots have been put up for sale, but buyers are not interested in these types of scrap or the high value.

Lots that UZ managed to sell at auctions on January 5, 2023

The lot numberWeight, tPrice after auction, UAHBuyerPrice for t/UAH
690Б886.383864608.08Ceramte-Kharkiv LLC4360
691Б651.22707005.84Metalgmma LLC4156.9
710Б2771203100Bud-Assistant LLC4343.3


Among the sold scrap are types 322 and 500. These are rails, cross-pieces and worn parts of rolling stock. Other lots of raw materials consist of shavings, wire, engine parts, and more. Such scrap is not popular among steel enterprises.

As GMK Center reported earlier, in 2022, Ukrzaliznytsia successfully implemented 113.04 thousand scrap ferrous metals with a total value of UAH 669.98 million. This is 43.8% and 55.4% less, respectively, compared to 2021.

Among the main buyers of raw materials were:

  • Metinvest-Resources – 37 lots (33.28 thousand tons for UAH 178.1 million);
  • Dniprostal – 36 lots (30.34 thousand tons for UAH 155.66 million);
  • Ferolit – 16 lots (12.3 thousand tons for UAH 95.19 million).

In general, the railway year the operator planned to implement 170 thousand tons of scrap metal. The state company also intended to dismantle 13,000 wagons, the weight of which is partially included in the above figure.