In 2015 ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih decreased metal sales in Ukraine to 0.5 million tons.
In 2015 ferrous scrap procurement in Ukraine fell to 4.3 million tons, down by 1 million tons, or by 19% YoY.
Verkhovnaya Rada will review the decree of changes into some Ukrainian laws as to the decrease of ferrous scrap deficiency on the local market in order to meet defense industry demands and restore infrastructure.
In 2015 Ukraine exported 3.1 million tons of rolled metal, down by 15.3% YoY, and earned $6.4 billion, down by 39% YoY.
In 2015 Ukrainian metal makers increased their losses by 31.6% YoY, or by 7.5 billion UAH, to 31.2 billion UAH.
Resuming electricity exports will help both state and private coal companies to work steadily and keep their employees.
In January the Ministry of energy and coal industry received 50 million UAH to clear salary debts to miners. This month it plans to get 180 million UAH more.
Ukraine has received a grant from the government of Great Britain for the social support of the miners and the population of the mining regions, where coal companies will be closed.
DTEK modernizes the Pavlogradskaya central processing factory – one of the largest coal-processing enterprises of Ukraine.
Mariupol Ilyich Iron and Steel Works has started producing galvanized coils according to EN 10346.
World metal market situation will not improve in 2016. The decline of economic development in Europe as well as the increase of steel manufacture in China will not allow Ukrainian mining and metallurgical complex to overcome crisis in the near future.
The chief IT-specialist of Zaporizhstal Sergey Fedchun has been named the winner of the VIII annual IT-directors competition among the mining-metallurgical companies.
In 2015 Berdyansk seaport (Zaporozhye region) processed 4.45 million tons of goods, up by 39.2% YoY.
In January Ukrainian metal companies increased carbon steel output by 3.4% YoY, to 1.93 million tons.
Zaporozhye Titanium and Magnesium Works, a part of Group DF, has chosen Titan Ukrainy (Kiev) as the supplier of 18.5 thousand tons of ilmenite concentrate in 2016.