“DTEK has always worked and is working solely in the law field of Ukraine. We have no agreements with companies, registered at the Ukraine-uncontrolled territory, so all accusations of us financing the terrorists are groundless”, said DTEK Energo.
Coalfields and central processing factories should be returned to the state ownership, said the head of the Donetsk regional military-civilian administration Pavel Zhebrivsky.
Canada has supplied $30.5 million worth of coking coal to Ukraine, up by 123% YoY.
In October Yuzhniy Mining and Processing Works (UGOK) produced 881.7 thousand tons of concentrate, down by 4.1% MoM, or by 37.9 thousand tons.
In January-October Alchevsk Iron and Steel Works, controlled by the Industrial Union of Donbass, produced 301 thousand tons of rolled metal, down by 86.9% YoY.
In January-October Ukraine exported 1124.98 thousand tons of scrap, up by 41.1% YoY (from 797.48 thousand tons).
Metinvest Group is gearing up to constructing a steel service center in Italy, where it already owns re-rolling facilities for production of flat steel. Operations will start in spring 2016. The service center will conduct several activities, including mechanical surface treatment of steel for painting, preparation for welding, etc.
Ukrainian raw materials are still delivered to the Crimean Titanium Works, even though in smaller volumes.
In January-October Zaporizhstal produced 3.1 million tons of pig iron, 3.34 million tons of steel and 2.85 million tons of rolled metal, all up by 7.9%, 1.4% and 1.2% YoY respectively.
The 9th court of appeals has refused to make Mechel sell Vadim Varshavsky the shares of Daveze Limited, owner of Donetsk Electrometallurgical Plant.
In January-October Ukrainian metal companies produced 19.11 million tons of carbon steel, down by 18.4% YoY.
Ukraine has unique natural conditions for the metallurgy development, so the industry will see a rise soon.
The largest receivers of the VAT-reimbursement in October were Dneprovsky Iron and Steel Works named after Dzerzhinsky (578.1 million UAH) and ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih (430.8 million UAH).