The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has prolonged the anthracite coal exports licensing for 2016.
The state enterprise Ugol Ukrainy (Coal of Ukraine) has provided 20 million UAH to clear salary debts to Lviv region miners.
In 2015 Yuzhny Mining and Processing Works produced 11.38 million tons of concentrate, up by 4% YoY.
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.