The supervisory board of Zakarpatvtormet has appointed Vasily Yurichko the acting general manager/chairman of the board instead of Ivan Baran.
The Cabinet of the Ministers of Ukraine has cancelled licenses for non-ferrous metal wares exports.
Anticorruption organization activists have cancelled the Volnogorsk Mining and Metallurgical Combine tender on cargo carriages worth 40 million UAH.
In January-September Zaporizhstal pig iron output went up by 8.9% YoY, to 2778.4 thousand tons.
In September the major receiver of VAT reimbursement among mining-metallurgical companies was ArcelorMittal Kirviy Rih (910.3 million UAH).
Beginning with October the largest mining-metallurgical group of Ukraine – Metinvest – started selling its plate with double certification according to EN 10025-2 and GOST 14637.
Ukrainian metal situation will be difficult until the ineffective capacities in China close down.
In January-September Ukraine produced 17.09 million tons of steel, down by 20% YoY.
In January-August Valki-Ilmenit, a part of Group DF, produced 52.4 thousand tons of 42% ilmenite concentrate, up by 48.5% YoY.
Rinat Akhmetov’s DTEK assets have been illegally privatized and their return to the state ownership will look not like reprivatization or nationalization, but like a return of the wrongfully amortized property.
Zaporizhstal has concluded a contract to carry out design and survey work on construction of the hot-rolled coils complex within the converter shop. The sum of the contract is about 100 million UAH.
Mariupol Ilyich Iron and Steel Works and Primetals Technology (Austria) have signed an agreement to construct a continuous casting machine.
Metallurgprom board of directors has appointed Alexander Kalenkov, the Institute for strategic researches director, the president.
In January-August Ukraine imported $1121.34 million worth of anthracite and black coal, including $138.11 million in August.