In January-February Ukraine imported 2.44 million tons of coal worth $238 million, down by 11% YoY. Russia exported $118.1 million worth of coal, USA – $45.3 million, Australia – $25.9 million and other countries – $48.7 million.
The industrial policy and entrepreneurship commission of the Verkhovnaya Rada has supported the decree on the metal scrap export duty increase.
The Ministry of economical development and trade has allowed exporting 143.8 thousand tons of metal scrap.
In January-February Ukraine exported 920.05 million worth of ferrous metal, down by 33.9% YoY.
In 2015 thermal power stations received 8.5 million tons of coal from the ATO zone. That’s 10 times more than has been imported from the South African Republic, and 13 times more than from Russia.
With the help of the Ministry of energy and coal industry the capacities of the Lviv Coal Company processing factory have been restored after a long time of unstable work.
The Coal Union is against reformation projects that the Ministry of energy and coal industry is studying.
On March 7-11 Krasnoarmeyskugol mines spent 12 hours without electricity. This was the result of the 615 million UAH debt to power-generating companies.
The Cabinet of Ministers has included supplies from the occupied territories of Donbass into the coal consumption plan.
In January-February Ferrexpo plc, controlling Poltava and Yeristovo Mining and Processing Works, produced 1.87 million tons of pellets, down by 0.3% YoY.
The Ministry of economical development and trade will be giving ferrous scrap export quotas.