Ukraine: pig iron export-import in January-October 2016

In January-October Ukraine exported 2126.45 thousand tons of steel-making pig iron valued at $451.24 million, up by 24.3% and 5.4% YoY respectively. Pig iron went to USA (33.02%), Turkey (26.95%) and Italy (22.23%). At the same time Ukraine imported 1.62 thousand tons of pig iron worth $549 thousand, down from 3.04 thousand tons valued at…

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Ukraine: safety issues worsen at state mines

In 2015-2016 Ukraine hasn’t spent anything on industrial safety at state-run coalmines. The 2017-budget doesn’t stipulate any money either. “Mining output decreases, while accidents at mine increase. This year saw twice as much miners killed than last year”, the Independent Miners Union chairman Mikhail Volynets said. In early October supplies of self-rescuers to state mines…

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