Zaporizhstal plans to stop its sintering machine #4 on January 15, 2016 to assemble gas-purifying equipment.
DTEK Dobropolyeugol still has to mine 1.3 million tons to reach its annual target and ends 2015 with 950 million UAH of losses. So far the company has mined 3.4 million tons of 4.7 million tons needed.
In January-November Donetsk region decreased industrial products output by 36.1% YoY. In November output fell by 13% YoY and by 12.4% MoM.
In January-October Ukrainian metal companies EBIT reached minus 15.9 billion UAH, up by 11.2% YoY, or 1.6 billion UAH.
The state enterprise Ukrpromvneshexpertiza says in 2016 ferrous scrap procurement will fall by 9.76% YoY, or by 0.4 million tons, to 3.7 million tons.
The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (USA) plans to cancel its depository agreement with Interpipe NTZ.
Poltava, Yuzhny, Central, Severny, Ingulets Mining and Processing Works, as well as Evraz Sukhaya Balka, Krivoy Rog Iron Ore Industrial Complex and Zaporozhye Iron Ore Industrial Complex have addressed the Prime-Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk, minister of economic development and trade Aivaras Abromavichus, minister of finances Natalia Yaresko, minister of infrastructure Andrei Pivovarsky and the chairman of the State Regulatory Service Ksenia Lyapina asking them to implement the moratorium on the railroad transportation tariffs rise.
Zaporizhstal plans to put the sintering machine #3 into operation after reconstruction before the new year starts.
Ukrtrubprom CEO Leonid Ksaverchuk says Ministry of economic development and trade has been taking decisions reflecting scrap business interests.