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.
According to the Metinvest CEO Yuri Ryzhenkov, Mariupol Ilyich Iron and Steel Works and Azovstal Iron and Steel Works operate at 80-85% of their capacities, while Severny, Ingulets and Central Mining and Processing Works have all their capacities fully loaded.