Alchevsk Iron and Steel Works has put its blast furnace #3 into operation after the overhaul. Thus the company now operates 2 blast furnaces – 3 and 5.
In October industrial products price index totaled 97.6% as opposed to 102% in September. This is without the temporarily occupied territories of Crimea and the ATO zone.
In the near future Ukrainian manufacturers of metal constructions will be in demand on the European market, Polish in particular, and would also be able to sell to the developing regions of the ex-USSR area, says Ukrstalkonstruktsiya CEO Vladimir Nosov.
Mines situated on the territory of the Donetsk region, not controlled by Ukraine, increase coal output. In October coal companies mined 1.39 million tons of coal. While Ukraine-controlled mines yielded only 1.14 million tons of coal.
In January-October Azovstal Iron and Steel Works produced 2.59 million tons of rolled metal, down by 6.3% YoY.
In January-October Ukraine exported 6.19 million tons of carbon steel semi-finished products worth $2.98 billion, down by 22.2% and 45% YoY respectively.
In September industrial companies of the Dniepropetrovsk region earned 23.5 billion UAH.
In September Ukraine increased metal output by 3% YoY, according to the National bank recent report. The bank analysts have dubbed this “the breaking of falling tendency in metallurgy” and connected it to the ceasefire in the ATO zone.
The state debt to the Metinvest companies increased in October by 13.1%, from 2.06 billion to 2.33 billion UAH.
“DTEK has always worked and is working solely in the law field of Ukraine. We have no agreements with companies, registered at the Ukraine-uncontrolled territory, so all accusations of us financing the terrorists are groundless”, said DTEK Energo.
Coalfields and central processing factories should be returned to the state ownership, said the head of the Donetsk regional military-civilian administration Pavel Zhebrivsky.
Canada has supplied $30.5 million worth of coking coal to Ukraine, up by 123% YoY.
In October Yuzhniy Mining and Processing Works (UGOK) produced 881.7 thousand tons of concentrate, down by 4.1% MoM, or by 37.9 thousand tons.
In January-October Alchevsk Iron and Steel Works, controlled by the Industrial Union of Donbass, produced 301 thousand tons of rolled metal, down by 86.9% YoY.
In January-October Ukraine exported 1124.98 thousand tons of scrap, up by 41.1% YoY (from 797.48 thousand tons).
Metinvest Group is gearing up to constructing a steel service center in Italy, where it already owns re-rolling facilities for production of flat steel. Operations will start in spring 2016. The service center will conduct several activities, including mechanical surface treatment of steel for painting, preparation for welding, etc.
Ukrainian raw materials are still delivered to the Crimean Titanium Works, even though in smaller volumes.