In November the major VAT receiver among mining-metallurgical companies was Azovstal with 560 million UAH.
In 2015 the mine group put four new long faces into operation.
In January-November Zaporizhstal noted an 8% rise in pig iron manufacture YoY.
In January-September Ukrainian metal companies increased their unrecovered losses 3 times, to 31.2 billion UAH, said Metallurgprom.
Metinvest hopes for constructive negotiations with the State Fiscal Service as to the paying of VAT debts.
The domestic market protection department of the Eurasian Economic Commission plans to implement a 26.35% antidumping duty on ferrosilicomanganese imports from Ukraine.
Ukraine will use 250 thousand tons of anthracite coal from SAR in less than a month. So this coal will not solve this winter’s problem.
Delivery of Russian coal to Ukrainian companies of Evraz has been temporarily stopped.
AvtoKrAZ has supplied Krivoy Rog Iron Ore Industrial Complex with dump trucks.
The state power company Zaporozhyeoblenergo has cut off Zaporizhstal from electricity due to its debts of 140 million UAH.
Mariupol Ilyich Iron and Steel Works, a part of Metinvest, has started to produce thermally and mechanically strengthened hot-rolled coils S355M and S355MC. This is the first time that such a rolled metal is produced in Ukraine.