As of August 18th coal stocks at the thermal power stations decreased by 0.18%, or by 2.3 thousand tons, to 1277.8 thousand tons (including 573.9 thousand tons of anthracite and 25.05 thousand tons of fuel oil), as compared with August 17th.
In January-June Ukrainian metal companies received 12 billion UAH of losses, down by 5.5% YoY.
In the Stanichno-Lugansk district at the Nizhnyaya Teplaya station a railroad line was blown leading to train carrying coal for the Lugansk thermal power station leaving the track.
In June manganese concentrate and sinter output went up by 11.6% MoM, or by 16.6 thousand tons, to 160.2 thousand tons.
In August Ukrainian thermal power stations plan to get 800 thousand tons of coal from the Anti-terrorist operation zone.
Ministry for Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine decided to pay the state enterprise “Mine #1 Novovolynskaya” 19.5 million UAH.
On August 13, Kyiv hosted a ceremony of signing a Memorandum of intent of a leading steel enterprise ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih to participate in operation and infrastructure development of the Oktyabrsk Specialized Sea Port in Mykolayiv.
Ukrainian export prices are up by $5-10, Russian – by $5.
Kazakhstan representatives in the Eurasian Economic Commission blocked the decision to implement customs duties on the Ukrainian rebars.
The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has agreed upon the possibility of carrying coal from the Anti-terrorist operation zone to the Ukraine-controlled territory via Russia.
Ukraine’s Ministry of Economic Development and Trade plans to hold talks with Egypt to discuss expanding trade and economic cooperation between the two countries, including on removing restrictions on the supply of Ukrainian steel products.