In 2015 Donetsk region (without the anti-terrorists operation zone) industrial production decreased by 34.7% YoY.
The mining-metallurgical complex, even despite the crisis, is one of the key engines of Ukrainian economy with 15 billion UAH of taxes and around 1 million employees.
In 2015 Ukraine produced 22935 thousand tons of steel, down by 15.5%, or by 4209 thousand tons YoY.
In 2015 Ukraine exported $863.9 million worth of ferroalloys, while imports reached $100.92 million.
The National anti-corruption bureau is investigating the possible embezzlement and appropriation of funds by the officials of Vostochny Mining and Processing Works when it concluded the contract for the delivery of uranium oxide concentrate with Steurmann Investitions- und Handelsgesellschaft mbH (Austria).
In 2015 Ukraine imported $187.77 million worth of manganese ore, while exports reached $11.36 million.
In 2015 Ukraine produced 11606 thousand tons of bulk coke (6% moisture), down by 16%, or by 2215 thousand tons YoY.
Igor Kolomoisky, Gennady Bogolubov and Victor Pinchuk have peacefully settled the matter of the Krivoy Rog Iron Ore Industrial Complex privatization.
In 2015 Ukraine exported $1895.86 million worth of long rolled metal products, with imports on the level of $120.36 million.
Azovstal Iron and Steel Works is going to supply 16.7 thousand tons of steel sheet to IPIC (Egypt) in February.
In 2015 Ukraine produced 21878 thousand tons of pig iron, down by 11.8% YoY, or by 2939 thousand tons.
In 2015 Ukraine exported $2144.23 million worth of flat rolled metal, while imports reached $443.49 million.
In 2015 Ukraine produced 20016 thousand tons of rolled metal, down by 15.7%, or by 3735 thousand tons YoY.
In 2015 Ukraine exported $2542.03 million worth of steel semi-finished products, while imports reached $13.33 million.
In November 2015 Metinvest produced 136 thousand tons of pig iron in ingots, down by 16.56%, or by 27 thousand tons MoM.
Ukraine’s metal industry is among priorities for the authorities, but as for now it’s ineffective and not completely competitive.
In 2015 Ukraine exported $584.72 million worth of steel pipes, with imports on the level of $80.1 million.
On January 21, the Ministry of energy and coal industry transferred 38 million UAH to Lviv region to clear miners’ salary debts.
Coal mining in Ukraine (without the temporarily occupied territories of Crimea and the ATO Zone) in 2015 fell by 36.8% YoY, to 28.2 million tons.
Ukrpromvneshexpertisa believes ferrous metals scrap prices on the local market will fall by 18.26% YoY, or by 670 UAH, to 3 thousand UAH per ton.