The quality of Ukrainian steel is low, while its prime cost is high.
Ukraine has left the TOP-10 world producers of steel, but has still increased its output YoY.
In January-September Donetsk region (without the antiterrorist operation zone) decreased its industrial output by 41.1%. At the same time September results were 16.9% better YoY.
The Ukrainian oligarch Dmitry Firtash illegally brings Crimean Titanium Works metal to the territory of Ukraine and then exports it as Ukrainian products.
As of October 1, Ukraine (without the temporarily occupied Crimea and the ATO zone) stocks of black coal increased by 13.6% YoY, to 6749.4 thousand tons.
Pavlogradskoe Mine Group has mined its 3rd million tons of coal one month earlier.
Dneprospetsstal electrometallurgical works named after Kuzmin has received a credit of $55419 thousand from the state Oschadbank with the fixed interest rate of 11%.
The Eurasian Economic Commission decided to impose a 5-year 4.75% antidumping duty on steel wheels (for manufacture of railroad cars and trams) imports from Ukraine. The duty could be imposed in the early 2016.
Stepnaya mine, a part of DTEK Pervomayskoye Mine Group, has introduced a new technique of safe transportation of the rock with the help of hanging diesel-hydraulic engines and containers with bottom offloading. The trial samples of containers have been designed and produced at Ferrit (Czech republic).
Ukrainian energy-generating companies purchase around 40 thousand tons of anthracite coal daily from the terrorist-occupied mines of Donbass.
In September Ukraine produced 1049 thousand tons of bulk coke (6% moisture), down by 2.1%, or by 22 thousand tons MoM.
In September Ukraine imported $17.65 million tons of coke, with exports on the level of $5.37 million.
The energy and coal industry minister Vladimir Demchishyn has announced the start of the bankruptcy process over the Krasnograd Central Processing Factory (Lviv region).
Centravis Production Ukraine has appointed Alexander Grabar a new financial director.
In September Ukraine imported $10.33 million worth of manganese ore, with exports at $1.19 million.
In September Ukraine exported $187.88 million worth of iron ore, with imports on the level of $3.53 million.
In the third quarter of 2015 Ukrainian companies of Evraz produced 133 thousand tons of coke, down by 29.6% QoQ. Evraz accuses Ukrainian metal companies of low demand for its coke.
In September Ukraine exported $48.4 million worth of ferroalloys, while imports reached $6.58 million.
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.