In October Ukraine exported $58.79 million worth of pig iron, while its imports totaled $0.06 million. The corresponding volumes in September were $47.9 million and $0.04 million.
In January-October Ukraine mined 33175.1 thousand tons of ordinary coal, down by 42.1% YoY, or by 24165.3 thousand tons.
Maxim Zavgorodny, the ex-CEO of Dneprovsky Iron and Steel Works named after Dzerzhinsky, has introduced the new manager to the company. The acting CEO will be the technical director of the company Vyacheslav Mospan.
Alchevsk Iron and Steel Works has put its blast furnace #3 into operation after the overhaul. Thus the company now operates 2 blast furnaces – 3 and 5.
In October industrial products price index totaled 97.6% as opposed to 102% in September. This is without the temporarily occupied territories of Crimea and the ATO zone.
In the near future Ukrainian manufacturers of metal constructions will be in demand on the European market, Polish in particular, and would also be able to sell to the developing regions of the ex-USSR area, says Ukrstalkonstruktsiya CEO Vladimir Nosov.
Mines situated on the territory of the Donetsk region, not controlled by Ukraine, increase coal output. In October coal companies mined 1.39 million tons of coal. While Ukraine-controlled mines yielded only 1.14 million tons of coal.
In January-October Azovstal Iron and Steel Works produced 2.59 million tons of rolled metal, down by 6.3% YoY.
In January-October Ukraine exported 6.19 million tons of carbon steel semi-finished products worth $2.98 billion, down by 22.2% and 45% YoY respectively.
In September industrial companies of the Dniepropetrovsk region earned 23.5 billion UAH.
In September Ukraine increased metal output by 3% YoY, according to the National bank recent report. The bank analysts have dubbed this “the breaking of falling tendency in metallurgy” and connected it to the ceasefire in the ATO zone.
The state debt to the Metinvest companies increased in October by 13.1%, from 2.06 billion to 2.33 billion UAH.