In January-September coal imports from Russia fell by 31% YoY, to 3.7 million tons. In September Russia supplied 902 thousand tons of coal.
Deliveries of the South African coal for Ukrainian thermal power stations, that have been experiencing shortages of it due to the military activity in Donbass, are expected at the end of November.
Russia supplies coal to Ukraine without any interruptions, said the energy minister deputy Anatoly Yanovsky.
In September Ukraine exported $36.97 million worth of steel pipes, while imports reached $6.81 million.
In September Ukraine produced 6725 thousand tons of iron ore and iron ore concentrate, down by 3.3%, or by 234 thousand tons, MoM.
In September Ukraine exported $173.27 million worth of flat rolled products, while imports reached $47.86 million.
In September Ukraine exported $160.12 million worth of long rolled products, with imports on the level of $12.03 million.
In 2015 Ukrainian metal companies are expected to produce 23.5 million tons of steel, down by 13% YoY, due to the military activity in Lugansk and Donetsk regions, infrastructure destruction and works halts.
In September Ukraine produced 2060 thousand tons of steel, up by 7.3%, or by 140 thousand tons MoM.
In September Ukraine produced 2033 thousand tons of pig iron, up by 5.5%, or by 106 thousand tons MoM.
In September Ukraine produced 1755 thousand tons of rolled metal, up by 2%, or by 34 thousand tons MoM.
In September Ukrainian metal companies consumed 154 million cubic meters of gas, up by 1.3%, or by 2 million cubic meters MoM.
The State Financial Inspection has finished checking the state enterprise Volynugol. For less than 3 years the company management embezzled 45.8 million UAH. Their violations accounted for over 7 million UAH, while the non-received profit totaled 38.7 million UAH.
In January-September Ukraine produced 643.4 thousand tons of ferrous pipes, down by 41.9% YoY.