In January-September Ukrainian metal companies decreased their domestic sales by 21.7% YoY, to 1.96 million tons (13.1% of the total output) from 2.5 million tons (13.3%) in January-September 2014.
Ukraine’s steel production fell by 17% in 11 months, to 21 million tons, mostly due to the military conflict in the east of the country where most of its steel plants are based.
Zaporizhstal has dismissed Vladimir Buryak from the office of the chief engineer and has appointed Andrei Zhuk instead.
The state committee has put into operation a new long face at the Pavlogradskoye Mine Group with enough coal for 1.5 years.
In October Ukraine produced 68.7 thousand tons of ferroalloys, down by 51.3%, or by 72.3 thousand tons MoM.
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.