The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine decided to close profitless mines Rodynskaya of the state enterprise (ST) Krasnoarmeyskugol, Zarechnaya of the ST Lvovugol and #9 Novovolynskaya of the ST Volynugol.
In January-June Ukraine imported $857.56 worth of coal and anthracite.
The Eurasian Economic Committee is opening the second anti-dumping investigation as to some types of steel pipes from Ukraine. As the result import duties could be prolonged.
In January-June Ukraine exported 739.18 thousand tons of ferrous metals scrap, up by 56.7% or 59.4% YoY, depending on the source. Thus the Customs service states 471.68 thousand tons of scrap exports in January-June 2014, while the State Statistics claim it was 463.59 thousand tons.
At night from July 11 to 12 Avdiivka Coke and Chemical Plant, a part of the Metinvest Group, was massively shelled once again. Two employees were injured.
ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih has opened a metal warehouse in Kharkiv.
Ukraine’s coal extraction in June decreased by 44.3% YoY to 3.51 million tons, down from 6.3 million tons in June 2014, but up from 3.24 million tons produced in May, an energy and coal industry ministry official said.
In June Yuzhny Mining and Processing Works (UGOK) produced 988.3 thousand tons of concentrate, up by 5% YoY.
In January-June Dneprospetsstal (Zaporozhye) produced 79.52 thousand tons of rolled metal, down by 10.2% YoY.
In January-June Ukraine exported 3721.14 thousand tons of carbon steel semi-finished products worth $1341.28 million, down by 31.7% and 48.7% YoY respectively.
Spot prices for iron ore fines crossed $50 per ton in China (CFR) on July 7, having declined 24% since mid-June to $49.6, Concorde Capital informed clients in an online advisory.
Ukraine to produce 2.2 million tons of steel in August, Metallurgprom said.