The Eurasian Economic Commission has decided to impose an 18.96% duty on Ukrainian stainless seamless pipes with up to 426 mm diameter for 5 years.
The Lviv region council decided to address the Cabinet of Ministers demanding to clear salary debts to local miners.
On January 13, Kholodnaya Balka miners went on a strike demanding salary debts clearing.
Avdiivka Coke and Chemical Works has passed the supervisory audit of its power management system.
Metinvest has again confirmed its correspondence to the international standards ISO 14001:2004 and OHSAS 18001:2007.
The Solomensky district Court of Kiev has allowed the Kazakhstan law-enforcers to search Eximbank of Kazakhstan for the proofs of uranium concentrate purchasing schemes by Vostochny Mining and Processing Works.
As of January 1, coal stocks in Ukraine totaled 6399.3 thousand tons, down by 1.2% MoM.
The Ministry of economy of Turkey has decided to review the dumping margin on hot-rolled coils imported from China, France, Japan, Romania, Russia, Slovakia and Ukraine.
In 2015 Metinvest had to decrease its hot-rolled metal exports to Turkey due to the heavy dumping from Russian manufacturers.
Interpipe believes, that in 2016 scrap procurement in Ukraine will fall by 7.1-14.3% YoY, to 3.6-3.9 million tons.
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.