The state informational and analytical center Gosvneshinform reports metal exports in 2015 decreased by 12.8% YoY, to 21189.6 thousand tons, worth $7.82 billion, down by 38%.
Zaporizhstal believes the local market has to be protected from imported rolled metal.
Ternovskaya mine has put into operation a new long face with over 1 million tons of coal. This will be enough until mid 2017.
In February Ukraine exported $56.03 million worth of ferroalloys, while imports totaled $6.35 million.
In 2016 Ukrainian metal companies will produce 26.5 million tons of steel, up from 23.2 million tons in 2015.
In 2015 Interpipe Dniepropetrovsk Vtormet received 50.86 million UAH of losses.
In January-February Donetsk region (without the Anti-terrorist operation zone) increased output by 10.1% YoY.
Metinvest plans to change ownership of some of its companies from public to private joint-stock companies.
In February Ukraine exported $30.69 million worth of steel pipes, while imports totaled $11.14 million.
In January-February Ukraine produced 12.35 million tons of iron ore raw materials, up by 178 thousand tons YoY.