In January-August Ukraine exported 577.55 thousand tons of ferroalloys worth $635.58 million, down by 9.8% and 19.3% YoY respectively.
By the end of September Ukraine would have received the first ships with coal from the South African Republic.
In January-August Ferrexpo-controlled Poltava and Yeristovo Mining and Processing Works (PGOK and EGOK) produced 7.65 million tons of pellets, up by 5.1% YoY.
Avdiivka Coke and Chemical Works, a part of the Metinvest Group, has put into operation its tar-distilling workshop.
In January-August Azovstal Iron and Steel Works (Donetsk region), a part of the Metinvest Group of Companies, produced 2.02 million tons of rolled metal, down by 10.1% YoY.
In early September Ukrainian exporters of rebars announced a price drop.
The State Property Fund is finishing its inventory supervising of the only Ukrainian primary aluminum manufacturer Zaporozhye Aluminum Works (ZALK) to determine the prospects of resuming production process.
In August Ukraine mined 3171 thousand tons of coal, down by 30.5% from the planned results.
In August Yuzhny Mining and Processing Works (UGOK, Kriviy Rih) produced 1023.2 thousand tons of concentrate, up by 7.3%, or by 69.2 thousand tons YoY.
The State Security Service of Ukraine has captured the suspect in Dneprospetsstal (Zaporozhye) false mining.
The Central Mining and Processing Works supervisory board has appointed Dmitry Shevchik the general director of the company.
The largest Ukrainian mining and metal company Metinvest has said that its enterprises are operating under Ukrainian law and its Khartsyzsk Pipe Works and Yenakievo Iron and Steel Works (both based in Donetsk region) have been re-registered in Ukrainian controlled Mariupol, and has expressed hope that VAT for exported goods will be refunded.
In August the major VAT-reimbursement receiver among the mining-metallurgical companies was ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih with 535.1 million UAH.
For the first time since the beginning of 2014 Ukrainian metal sector has shown some rise. August results confirm the first half-year trend in output increase. In August Ukrainian companies produced 9% more steel, than a year ago.
State Safety Service has stopped the VAT-reimbursement to Metinvest-Ukraine, Khartszysk Pipe Works and Yenakievo Iron and Steel Works, belonging to Rinat Akhmetov.
As of September 1, DTEK thermal power stations warehouse 1.14 million tons of coal. Provided the deliveries face no hindrance, coal stocks will be further increased.
In the first half year of 2015 Ferrexpo-controlled Poltava Mining and Processing Works (PGOK) paid over 434 million UAH to the Ukrainian budgets as taxes and fees.