In January-February Ukraine imported 770.98 thousand tons of aluminum ores and concentrate worth $32.22 million, up by 8.3% and by 7.9% YoY respectively.
In January-February Ukraine imported 180.05 thousand tons of nickel ores and concentrate worth $9.34 million, up by 18% and down by 32.1% YoY respectively.
In 2015 Ukrstalkonstruktsiya received 65.68 million UAH of losses.
The only producer of primary aluminum in Ukraine – Zaporozhye Aluminum Works – plans to start producing aluminum wire rod and silicon at the expense of selling unused assets.
According to the Ministry of energy and coal industry press-service this has been discussed at the meeting of the ministry head Vladimir Demchyshin with the minister of energy and natural resources of Turkey Berat Albairak.
In February Yuzhny Mining and Processing Works produced 861.6 thousand tons of concentrate, down by 1.2% YoY. Sinter output increased by 15.5% YoY, to 119 thousand tons.
In January-February Ukraine exported 385.76 thousand tons of steel-making pig iron, worth $63.67 million, up by 62.3% and down by 15.6% YoY respectively.
Mariupol Ilyich Iron and Steel Works decided to give some of its social and industrial assets to the municipal ownership.
In January-February Mariupol Ilyich Iron and Steel Works produced 0.39 million tons of rolled metal, up by 10% YoY.
The stop of the railroad connection with companies working on the temporarily occupied territory of Donetsk and Lugansk regions will worsen the economical situation in Ukraine.
Artemovsk Non-Ferrous Metals Processing Works held a union meeting dedicated to the results of 2015 and prospects for 2016.
For the first time since 2009 the Ukrainian Stock Exchange committee has reduced its index basket to 7 securities.