Marganets and Ordzhonikidze Mining and Processing Works have been idle since the year start. This is explained by the drastic fall of manganese concentrate and sinter demand fall – the works simply cannot sell their products.
Nikopol and Zaporozhye Ferro Alloys Plants have decreased their output and now only use stocked raw materials and don’t need the manganese from the two GOKs. For now at any rate.
OGOK is the largest manganese ore manufacturer in Ukraine. MGOK is the only Ukrainian and CIS producer of manganese using underground mining. Both works are controlled by the Privat Group. (Ukrainian metal)