In January-September coal imports from Russia fell by 31% YoY, to 3.7 million tons. In September Russia supplied 902 thousand tons of coal.
Deliveries of the South African coal for Ukrainian thermal power stations, that have been experiencing shortages of it due to the military activity in Donbass, are expected at the end of November.
Russia supplies coal to Ukraine without any interruptions, said the energy minister deputy Anatoly Yanovsky.
Centravis Production Ukraine has received the VdTUV 418 certificate that confirms that the company can produce duplex steel pipes in accordance with the German industrial standards.
In September Ukraine exported $36.97 million worth of steel pipes, while imports reached $6.81 million.
In September Ukraine produced 6725 thousand tons of iron ore and iron ore concentrate, down by 3.3%, or by 234 thousand tons, MoM.
In September Ukraine exported $173.27 million worth of flat rolled products, while imports reached $47.86 million.
In September Ukraine exported $160.12 million worth of long rolled products, with imports on the level of $12.03 million.
In 2015 Ukrainian metal companies are expected to produce 23.5 million tons of steel, down by 13% YoY, due to the military activity in Lugansk and Donetsk regions, infrastructure destruction and works halts.
In September Ukraine produced 2060 thousand tons of steel, up by 7.3%, or by 140 thousand tons MoM.