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.
The state informational and analytical center Gosvneshinform says steel scrap exports in January-May are up by 37%, or by 191.8 thousand tons, to 509.4 thousand tons, YoY.
In May Ukraine imported $39.53 million worth of coke, while exports reached $2 million.
In May Ukraine exported $197.92 million worth of flat rolled products, with imports on the level of $33.6 million.
In January-May Evraz Sukhaya Balka Mining and Processing Works (Kriviy Rih, Dniepropetrovsk region) produced 1.14 million tons of iron ore, down by 5% YoY.
In May Ukraine produced 143.6 thousand tons of manganese concentrate and sinter, up by 8.3%, or by 11 thousand tons, MoM.
In May Ukraine exported $55.86 million worth of steel pipes, with import on the level of $3.02 million.
In May Ukraine exported $167.67 million worth of long rolled products, while imports reached $13.41 million.