In January-March the state-owned United Mining and Chemical Company received 44.86 million UAH of net profit.
The business court of Dniepropetrovsk region has opened a bankruptcy case against Dniepropetrovsk Tube Works under a claim of Bank Radical (Kyiv) on the collection of a debt of UAH 10.446 million under a credit agreement.
In 2014 Dniepropetrovsk Iron and Steel Works named after Petrovsky decreased its sales of metal products to Russia.
Salary debts to state miners now total 1 billion UAH.
Ukrainian government says it plans to start buying coal from the South African Republic and Kazakhstan again, to live through the next heating season.
In May Ukraine produced 6703 thousand tons of iron ore and iron ore concentrate, down by 1.4%, or by 92 thousand tons, MoM.
The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine intends to give 2 billion UAH to energy companies to buy coal.
Ukrainian Federation of Metallurgists supports the rise of ferrous metals scrap exports duty to 30 euro per ton.
According to the ex-head of the Donetsk Regional State Administration Sergey Taruta, flooded mines of Gorlovka and Artemovsk are beyond repair.
In May Ukraine produced 1932 thousand tons of pig iron, up by 13.1%, or by 224 thousand tons, MoM.