Vega has installed the digital phone line at the Severniy Mining and Processing Works instead of the old one.
Zaporozhye Ferro Alloys Plant could stop ferrosilicomanganese exports to Russia altogether if the Eurasian Economic Commission implements the import duty of 26.35%.
On December 1, Metinvest signed a standstill with the group of its creditors on pre-export financing till February 2016.
In January-November Ukraine imported $1509.52 million worth of coal (black coal and anthracite), with $136.52 in November.
Dneprometiz has put a new line of low-carbon 0.6-1.2 mm diameter wire wet drawing line into operation. The line was created according to Dneprometiz technical order on the basis of the SKET UDZWGT-320/11 wet drawing shop.
In January-November Ukraine increased ferrous scrap exports by 40.4% or by 43% YoY (depending on the comparison base).
The Verkhovnaya Rada of Ukraine has received a decree to implement changes to Article 4 of the Ukrainian Decree “On metal scrap”.
In January-November Ukraine exported $7508.34 million worth of ferrous metals, down by 38% YoY.
In January-September Metinvest revenues decreased by 36% YoY, to $5.39 billion.
Metinvest wants to enter CIS and Eastern European markets.
The price of South African coal is $65 per ton CIF Odessa. Together with port fees and transportation expenses it reaches $80 per ton (or 1920 UAH per ton), which is higher than 1100-1600 UAH per ton that Centrenergo used to pay for coal from Russia or the terrorists-controlled Donbass.
Velta (Dniepropetrovsk) has decided to resume the operation of its ore sands and ilmenite mining and processing works in Kirovograd region.
By 2016 Zaporizhstal plans to ship some 700 thousand tons of metal via the Zaporozhye river port.