Ukraine’s coal extraction in June decreased by 44.3% YoY to 3.51 million tons, down from 6.3 million tons in June 2014, but up from 3.24 million tons produced in May, an energy and coal industry ministry official said.
In January-June Ukraine exported 3721.14 thousand tons of carbon steel semi-finished products worth $1341.28 million, down by 31.7% and 48.7% YoY respectively.
Spot prices for iron ore fines crossed $50 per ton in China (CFR) on July 7, having declined 24% since mid-June to $49.6, Concorde Capital informed clients in an online advisory.
Ukraine to produce 2.2 million tons of steel in August, Metallurgprom said.
Ukrainian export prices are up by $25-30, Russian – by $15-20.
In January-June Ukrainian mining companies exported 23112.35 thousand tons of iron ore raw materials worth $1138.06 million, up by 17.9% and down by 40% YoY respectively.
Zaporizhstal, Odessa Port Works and Kernel-Trade received the largest VAT-reimbursements in June.
Ukrainian Prime-Minister Arseni Yatsenyuk has ordered the Ministry for energy and coal industry to immediately start freighting ships for coal deliveries.
Metinvest Group has opened a trade representative in Poland – Metinvest Polska.
Ukrainian export prices are up by $5-10, Russian – by $20.
In January-June Ukraine exported 796.58 thousand tons of pig iron worth $217.95 million, down by 41.3% and 56.2% YoY respectively.
Salary debt to state miners has reached 97.7 million UAH.