In 2015 Ferrexpo, owner of Poltava GOK and Yeristovo GOK, produced 11.66 million tons of iron ore pellets, up by 5.8% YoY.
Militants of the self-proclaimed Lugansk People’s Republic have stopped deliveries from Alchevsk Iron and Steel Works.
In December 2015 Zaporozhogneupor produced 10861 tons of refractories and 423 tons of unmolded refractories, up by 10% YoY.
AzovElectroStal (Mariupol, Donetsk region) has resumed operation.
Despite the free trade zone with EU, in 2016 demand for Ukrainian metal on world markets will continue to decrease.
In 2015 industrial product prices increased by 25.4%.
Ukrainian Mining and Metallurgical Company stated it lost 6 warehouses in Donetsk and Lugansk regions as well as Russia-annexed Crimea in 2014-2015.
Lugansk Casting and Mechanical Works, situated in the Ukraine-uncontrolled territory, has reregistered in Zaporozhye.
In 2016 metal consumption will grow, says Ukrainian Mining and Metallurgical Company CEO Valentin Sobchuk.
In 2015 Izmail trade seaport trans-shipment increased by 53% YoY.
The Ministry of energy and coal industry will provide 70 million UAH to clear salary debts to the state miners.
The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has decided to turn the United Mining and Chemical Company as well as the Research and Design Institute of Titanium from the state enterprises into the public joint-stock companies, with 100% shares owned by the state.