The Verkhovnaya Rada of Ukraine has made amendments to the Tax code and freed coal deliveries from VAT from July 1, 2017.
In January-September Ukraine increased its iron ore raw materials exports to Turkey by 21.3% YoY, to 1.05 million tons.
In January-September Donetsk region export (not counting the antiterrorist operation zone) totaled $2.8 billion, down 2.5 times YoY.
A decree has been registered in the Parliament that presupposes the allocation of funds to compensate the salary debts and pay wages to miners this year.
Coal deliveries from Donbass territories occupied by Russia-supported terrorists have been stopped.
In October Ukraine produced 1156 thousand tons of bulk coke (6% moisture), up by 10.2%, or by 107 thousand tons MoM.
In October Ukraine produced 6781 thousand tons of iron ore and iron ore concentrate, up by 0.8%, or by 56 thousand tons MoM.
Metallurgprom believes the optimal level for scrap export duty is 50 euro per ton.
In October Ukraine produced 64 thousand tons of steel pipes, down by 15.8% MoM, or by 12 thousand tons.
System Capital Management and Smart-Holding have bought 5% of Metinvest B.V. (the Netherlands) shares.
In October Ukraine produced 1789 thousand tons of rolled metal, up by 1.3% MoM, or by 34 thousand tons.
The Commercial Court of the Dniepropetrovsk region will consider a claim of Alfa-Bank to Interpipe Niko Tube as to the collection of 1.2 billion UAH of debts.
In October Ukraine produced 2069 thousand tons of pig iron, up by 1.8%, or by 36 thousand tons MoM.
Ukrpromvenshexpertisa state enterprise says metal companies currently stock low volumes of scrap.
In January-October Nikolaev region increased its industrial output by 9.9% YoY.