In January-June Ukrainian refractory companies produced 102 thousand tons of wares, down by 26% YoY. Panteleymonovka and Krasnogorovka Refractory Works are still idle.
In January-June Krivoy Rog Iron Ore Industrial Complex produced 2.59 million tons of deep mining iron ore, down by 6.4% YoY.
In June Ukraine produced 979 thousand tons of bulk coke (6% moisture), up by 0.8% MoM, or by 8 thousand tons.
Zaporozhye Ferro Alloys Plant (ZZF) plans to settle its disputes with the energy-supplying company Zaporozhyeoblenergo in extrajudicial procedure.
In June Ukraine exported $166.59 million worth of long rolled products, with imports on the level of $10.14 million.
Ukraine’s Nuclear Fuel state concern and China Nuclear Energy Industry Corporation (CNEIC) have signed a memorandum of cooperation in the nuclear fuel cycle area.
According to an employee of the Gorlovka Central concentrating mill, on the gates of the mill there hangs an advertisement to recruit welders.
Beginning with July 2014, when Avdiivka Coke and Chemical Works was first time shelled, the works has been halted for 12 times.
In June Ukraine produced 59 thousand tons of steel pipes, down by 25.3%, or by 20 thousand tons, MoM.
ArcelorMittal plans to tenant some of the state coalmines in order to provide its steel manufacture with raw materials.
In June Ukraine imported $8.26 million worth of manganese ore, with exports on the level of $0.15 million.
Ukrainian government plans to purchase coal from the South African Republic through dubious suppliers instead of from direct manufacturers.
State Enterprise Ukrpromvneshexpertiza has recorded the maximum level of ferrous scrap exports in June for the last 10 years.
In June Ukraine exported $211.98 million worth of iron ore, with imports on the level of $5.81 million.
Metal companies in Ukraine cut exports of metal products by 26.3% in January-May 2015 YoY, to 8.4 million tons, and in absolute figures exports fell by 40.7%, to $3.5 billion.
Metinvest and Modul-Ukraina have concluded a long-term contract to develop the polymer-coated coils market.
According to Vladimir Gavrik, the acting general manager of the State Enterprise Donbassantracit, the company has started paying July salary to its employees.