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.
In January-October Zaporizhstal produced 3.1 million tons of pig iron, 3.34 million tons of steel and 2.85 million tons of rolled metal, all up by 7.9%, 1.4% and 1.2% YoY respectively.
The 9th court of appeals has refused to make Mechel sell Vadim Varshavsky the shares of Daveze Limited, owner of Donetsk Electrometallurgical Plant.
In January-October Ukrainian metal companies produced 19.11 million tons of carbon steel, down by 18.4% YoY.
Ukraine has unique natural conditions for the metallurgy development, so the industry will see a rise soon.
The largest receivers of the VAT-reimbursement in October were Dneprovsky Iron and Steel Works named after Dzerzhinsky (578.1 million UAH) and ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih (430.8 million UAH).
DTEK Pavlogradugol mine groups are working stable. So far they have mined 14.7 million tons of coal.
Interpipe could return to the Russian steel pipes market if the Rouble gets stronger and the prices increase.
Dneprospetsstal supervisory board has extended the term of office of its acting chairman Vitaly Kornievsky for 3 months.
Interpipe sees another rise of railroad tariffs as critical.
In 2014-2015 the largest Ukrainian private mining-metallurgical group Metinvest went through the hoops of military activities in the East, but it still carries on modernization of its companies and lends a helping hand in rebuilding the destroyed infrastructure of the region.
The chairman of the Independent trade union of the miners of Ukraine Mikhail Volynets believes the labor safety level in the coal industry is rapidly falling, and could lead to increase of the fatal accidents at mines.