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.
In May Ukraine imported $27.25 million worth of manganese ore, with exports on the level of $1.15 million.
Two large Ukrainian steel plants located in the port city of Mariupol resumed normal output after natural gas supplies had been restored following a cut-off last week, said the plants owner Metinvest.
In May Ukrainian metal companies consumed 165 million cubic meters of gas, down by 5.2%, or by 9 million cubic meters, MoM.
Dneprovsky Iron and Steel Works named after Dzerzhinsky (Dnieprodzerzhinsk, Dniepropetrovsk region) needs 107.7 thousand tons of coke per month.
In May Ukraine exported $156.97 million worth of iron ore, while imports reached $12.35 million.
In January-May Ukrainian ferroalloy companies produced 389.5 thousand tons of ferroalloys, down by 8.2% YoY.
In January-May Ukrainian by-product coke plants produced 4.26 million tons of 6% moisture coke, down by 40.4% YoY, with May output on the level of 969 thousand tons, and 842 thousand tons in April.
In January-May major pipe companies of Ukraine produced 368.2 thousand tons of ferrous pipes, down by 40.1% YoY.
In January-May Ukraine exported 377.11 thousand tons of ferroalloys, down by 0.6% YoY.
In January-May Ukraine exported 688.45 thousand tons of pig iron, down by 40% YoY.