Ukraine: Avdiivka Coke under threat of halting

The largest coke works in Europe – Avdiivka Coke and Chemical Works – could stop operating because of the lack of empty railroad cars.

Ukraine: Metinvest to buy Dneprodzerzhinsk Coke Works

Metinvest Group of Companies has applied to the Anti-monopoly committee of Ukraine asking for permission to purchase the Dneprodzerzhinsk By-product Coke Plant, owned by the Russia-based Evraz.

Ukraine: politics has nothing to do with DSS cooperation

There is no political background in Antonov’s cooperation with Dneprospetsstal (DSS), main shareholders of which are Russian, said Ukroboronprom general director Roman Romanov.

Ukraine: Metinvest parleying with separatists

Metinvest is negotiating with the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic about the work of its companies there and pays taxes to the separatists, said the Donetsk region military-civilian administration chairman Pavel Zhebrivsky.

Ukraine: ferroalloys exports down in January-August 2015

In January-August Ukraine exported 577.55 thousand tons of ferroalloys worth $635.58 million, down by 9.8% and 19.3% YoY respectively.

Ukraine: SAR coal to arrive by October 2015

By the end of September Ukraine would have received the first ships with coal from the South African Republic.

Ukraine: Ferrexpo ups pellets output in January-August 2015

In January-August Ferrexpo-controlled Poltava and Yeristovo Mining and Processing Works (PGOK and EGOK) produced 7.65 million tons of pellets, up by 5.1% YoY.

Ukraine: Avdiivka resumes electrode pitch output

Avdiivka Coke and Chemical Works, a part of the Metinvest Group, has put into operation its tar-distilling workshop.

Ukraine: Azovstal output down in 8 months of 2015

In January-August Azovstal Iron and Steel Works (Donetsk region), a part of the Metinvest Group of Companies, produced 2.02 million tons of rolled metal, down by 10.1% YoY.

Ukraine: rebar manufacturers to drop prices

In early September Ukrainian exporters of rebars announced a price drop.

Ukraine: ZALK inventory almost complete

The State Property Fund is finishing its inventory supervising of the only Ukrainian primary aluminum manufacturer Zaporozhye Aluminum Works (ZALK) to determine the prospects of resuming production process.

Ukraine: coal mining down in January-August 2015

In August Ukraine mined 3171 thousand tons of coal, down by 30.5% from the planned results.

Ukraine: UGOK output up in August 2015

In August Yuzhny Mining and Processing Works (UGOK, Kriviy Rih) produced 1023.2 thousand tons of concentrate, up by 7.3%, or by 69.2 thousand tons YoY.

Ukraine: Dneprospetsstal miner captured

The State Security Service of Ukraine has captured the suspect in Dneprospetsstal (Zaporozhye) false mining.

Ukraine: CGOK appoints a CEO

The Central Mining and Processing Works supervisory board has appointed Dmitry Shevchik the general director of the company.

Ukraine: Metinvest insists on its companies working lawfully

The largest Ukrainian mining and metal company Metinvest has said that its enterprises are operating under Ukrainian law and its Khartsyzsk Pipe Works and Yenakievo Iron and Steel Works (both based in Donetsk region) have been re-registered in Ukrainian controlled Mariupol, and has expressed hope that VAT for exported goods will be refunded.

Ukraine: AMKR, Azovstal and DMKD get the most of VAT back in August 2015

In August the major VAT-reimbursement receiver among the mining-metallurgical companies was ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih with 535.1 million UAH.

Ukraine: metallurgy sees output rise in August 2015

For the first time since the beginning of 2014 Ukrainian metal sector has shown some rise. August results confirm the first half-year trend in output increase. In August Ukrainian companies produced 9% more steel, than a year ago.

Ukraine: VAT-reimbursement for Akhmetov’s companies stopped

State Safety Service has stopped the VAT-reimbursement to Metinvest-Ukraine, Khartszysk Pipe Works and Yenakievo Iron and Steel Works, belonging to Rinat Akhmetov.

Ukraine: DTEK ups its coal stocks

As of September 1, DTEK thermal power stations warehouse 1.14 million tons of coal. Provided the deliveries face no hindrance, coal stocks will be further increased.

Ukraine: PGOK pays 434 million UAH to state budget

In the first half year of 2015 Ferrexpo-controlled Poltava Mining and Processing Works (PGOK) paid over 434 million UAH to the Ukrainian budgets as taxes and fees.

Ukraine: gold mine returned to state ownership

The General Prosecutor’s Office of Ukraine reported that the Muzhievo gold mine had been restored to the state.