In June Ukraine exported $46.16 million worth of steel pipes, while imports reached $7.35 million.
In January-June Evraz Sukhaya Balka extracted 1.39 million tons of iron ore, down by 3.9% YoY. In June the works produced 249 thousand tons of merchantable ore.
In January-June Ukrainian metal companies exported $4296.49 million worth of ferrous metals, down by 41.2% YoY ($7308.32 million).
The share of the Russia-based Rusal in Zaporozhye Aluminum Works (ZALK) decreased from 97.547% to 29.5363%, while that of State Property Fund increased from 0% to 68.0095%.
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.