In January-September coal mining in Ukraine due to the military activities in Donbass fell almost twice YoY, from 53.4 million tons to 29.64 million tons.
As of October 1, Ukraine has imported 91.08% of its annual quota for steel seamless casing pipes with diameter up to 406.4 mm.
Despite the unfavorable world market situation Centravis Production Ukraine, a major supplier of stainless seamless pipes, received positive sales results for the first half of 2015.
Sumy Machine-building scientific-production association has concluded a contract with Ukrtransgaz for the supply of a large batch of valves.
The Ministry for energy and coal industry wants the International Monetary Fund, Ukraine’s key creditor, to help reform the coal industry, which has been suffering from the lack of the budget support for over a year.
Vostochny Mining and Processing Works (Dniepropetrovsk region) has announced a tender to purchase 30.07 million kW-h of electricity in November-December.
Zaporizhstal has postponed the preparation of the Markusova gorge territory for the converter shop construction.
Zaporizhstal denies the information of the armed people take of the Zaporozhye city council grounds of the slag wastes in Markusova gorge and its illegal exploitation.
The supervisory board of Zakarpatvtormet has appointed Vasily Yurichko the acting general manager/chairman of the board instead of Ivan Baran.
The Cabinet of the Ministers of Ukraine has cancelled licenses for non-ferrous metal wares exports.
Anticorruption organization activists have cancelled the Volnogorsk Mining and Metallurgical Combine tender on cargo carriages worth 40 million UAH.
In January-September Zaporizhstal pig iron output went up by 8.9% YoY, to 2778.4 thousand tons.
In September the major receiver of VAT reimbursement among mining-metallurgical companies was ArcelorMittal Kirviy Rih (910.3 million UAH).