Salary debts to state miners now total 1 billion UAH.
Ukrainian government says it plans to start buying coal from the South African Republic and Kazakhstan again, to live through the next heating season.
In May Ukraine produced 6703 thousand tons of iron ore and iron ore concentrate, down by 1.4%, or by 92 thousand tons, MoM.
The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine intends to give 2 billion UAH to energy companies to buy coal.
Ukrainian Federation of Metallurgists supports the rise of ferrous metals scrap exports duty to 30 euro per ton.
According to the ex-head of the Donetsk Regional State Administration Sergey Taruta, flooded mines of Gorlovka and Artemovsk are beyond repair.
In May Ukraine produced 1932 thousand tons of pig iron, up by 13.1%, or by 224 thousand tons, MoM.
Despite the non-profitability of its business in Ukraine ArcelorMittal is not going to sell its Kriviy Rih works.
In May Ukraine produced 1853 thousand tons of rolled metal, up by 11.6%, or by 193 thousand tons, MoM.
In May Ukraine produced 2175 thousand tons of steel, up by 13.4%, or by 257 thousand tons, MoM.
Ukrainian metal companies have been suffering from scrap shortages for five months in a row.
According to the Ukrainian Federation of Metallurgists, the state owes 7 billion UAH of unpaid VAT to the mining-metallurgical complex of Ukraine.
In January-May Ukrainian companies mined 15958.4 thousand tons of ordinary coal, down by 53.7%, or by 18482.3 thousand tons YoY.