Despite the non-profitability of its business in Ukraine ArcelorMittal is not going to sell its Kriviy Rih works.
In May Ukraine produced 1853 thousand tons of rolled metal, up by 11.6%, or by 193 thousand tons, MoM.
In May Ukraine produced 2175 thousand tons of steel, up by 13.4%, or by 257 thousand tons, MoM.
Ukrainian metal companies have been suffering from scrap shortages for five months in a row.
According to the Ukrainian Federation of Metallurgists, the state owes 7 billion UAH of unpaid VAT to the mining-metallurgical complex of Ukraine.
In January-May Ukrainian companies mined 15958.4 thousand tons of ordinary coal, down by 53.7%, or by 18482.3 thousand tons YoY.
The state informational and analytical center Gosvneshinform says steel scrap exports in January-May are up by 37%, or by 191.8 thousand tons, to 509.4 thousand tons, YoY.
In May Ukraine imported $39.53 million worth of coke, while exports reached $2 million.
In May Ukraine exported $197.92 million worth of flat rolled products, with imports on the level of $33.6 million.
In January-May Evraz Sukhaya Balka Mining and Processing Works (Kriviy Rih, Dniepropetrovsk region) produced 1.14 million tons of iron ore, down by 5% YoY.
In May Ukraine produced 143.6 thousand tons of manganese concentrate and sinter, up by 8.3%, or by 11 thousand tons, MoM.
In May Ukraine exported $55.86 million worth of steel pipes, with import on the level of $3.02 million.
In May Ukraine exported $167.67 million worth of long rolled products, while imports reached $13.41 million.
In May Ukraine imported $27.25 million worth of manganese ore, with exports on the level of $1.15 million.
Two large Ukrainian steel plants located in the port city of Mariupol resumed normal output after natural gas supplies had been restored following a cut-off last week, said the plants owner Metinvest.
In May Ukrainian metal companies consumed 165 million cubic meters of gas, down by 5.2%, or by 9 million cubic meters, MoM.
Dneprovsky Iron and Steel Works named after Dzerzhinsky (Dnieprodzerzhinsk, Dniepropetrovsk region) needs 107.7 thousand tons of coke per month.