Ukrainian government plans to purchase coal from the South African Republic through dubious suppliers instead of from direct manufacturers.
State Enterprise Ukrpromvneshexpertiza has recorded the maximum level of ferrous scrap exports in June for the last 10 years.
In June Ukraine exported $211.98 million worth of iron ore, with imports on the level of $5.81 million.
Metal companies in Ukraine cut exports of metal products by 26.3% in January-May 2015 YoY, to 8.4 million tons, and in absolute figures exports fell by 40.7%, to $3.5 billion.
Metinvest and Modul-Ukraina have concluded a long-term contract to develop the polymer-coated coils market.
According to Vladimir Gavrik, the acting general manager of the State Enterprise Donbassantracit, the company has started paying July salary to its employees.
In January-May Ukrainian metal companies decreased their pre-tax loss by 14.1%, to 11 billion UAH from 12.8 billion UAH in 2014.
In June Ukraine imported $33.56 million worth of coke, with exports on the level of $2.43 million.
ArcelorMittal, the world’s largest metal company, has no current plans to sell its assets in Kazakhstan, Ukraine or South Africa, the press service of ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih has said in response to an article published by KazTAG, a Kazakhstan news service.
The Federation of Metal Manufacturers of Ukraine has requested ferrous scrap export limits in the second half of 2015.
In June scrap deficiency for domestic consumption totaled 100 thousand tons, or 26% of the needs.
In January-June Electrostal (Kurakhovo, Donetsk region) produced 225.53 thousand tons of continuous cast billets, up by 38.9% YoY.
In June Ukraine exported $27.28 million worth of pig iron with imports reaching $0.02 million.
In January-June Ukraine mined 19469.2 thousand tons of ordinary coal, down by 52.2%, or by 21.27 million tons, YoY.
In June Ukrainian metal companies consumed 155 million cubic meters of gas, down by 6%, or by 10 million cubic meters, MoM.
In June Ukraine exported $46.16 million worth of steel pipes, while imports reached $7.35 million.
In January-June Evraz Sukhaya Balka extracted 1.39 million tons of iron ore, down by 3.9% YoY. In June the works produced 249 thousand tons of merchantable ore.
In January-June Ukrainian metal companies exported $4296.49 million worth of ferrous metals, down by 41.2% YoY ($7308.32 million).
The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine decided to close profitless mines Rodynskaya of the state enterprise (ST) Krasnoarmeyskugol, Zarechnaya of the ST Lvovugol and #9 Novovolynskaya of the ST Volynugol.
In January-June Ukraine imported $857.56 worth of coal and anthracite.