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Leaders of extractive industry earned 13% more in 2023

24 June , 2024  

According to the Opendatabot Index, the leading companies in the extractive industry earned more than UAH 365 billion last year. Their total revenue grew by 13% compared to the first year of full-scale operations. More than half of the total revenue of the top companies is accounted for by 2 state-owned companies. Another 6 companies belong to Rinat Akhmetov’s SCM Group.

UAH 365.26 billion was the total revenue of the mining industry leaders in 2023, according to according to the Opendatabot Index. This is even 11% more than before the start of the full-scale war.

This year’s Index is led by state-owned Ukrnafta, which increased its revenue by 2.3 times in 2023 to UAH 95.17 billion. This is 26% of the total revenue of the top 10 extractive industries. In addition, Ukrnafta also made the largest profit among the top 10 companies: UAH 25.74 billion.

Last year’s leader, Ukrgasvydobuvannya, moved to second place. Despite the fact that the company managed to increase its revenue by 9%, its net profit decreased 19 times to UAH 3.14 billion in 2023. Ukrgasvydobuvannya’s main activity is natural gas production.

In total, these two state-owned companies earned half of the total income of the leaders of the extractive industry: UAH 189 billion.
Another 41% of the leaders’ revenue was shared by six companies of Rinat Akhmetov’s SCM Group: UAH 149.67 billion. Five of them made a net profit of UAH 32.35 billion. Only Central GOK suffered a loss of UAH 1.33 billion.
Among the SCM Group companies that increased their revenues in 2023 are Northern GOK (+44%), Svyato-Varvarinskaya Concentrator (+32%) and Pokrovskoye Mining Group (+14%). At the same time, revenues of Naftogazvydobuvannya and Central GOK decreased by 35% and 31%, respectively, and DTEK Pavlohradvuhillya decreased by 6%.
The Index also includes two companies, FERREXPO AG, associated with Konstantin Zhevago. Their total revenue for 2023 decreased by almost a third compared to 2022: Poltava Mining by 33% and Yeristovo Mining by 32%. However, these two companies managed to generate a combined profit of UAH 970.7 million.
In total, nine out of ten companies included in the Index managed to make a profit last year, amounting to UAH 62.11 billion. For comparison, in 2022, only 6 out of ten companies were profitable.
Who dropped out of the top?
This year’s Index did not include Inguletsky GOK, whose revenue decreased by 32%, and Ukrnaftoburinnya (-38%), which was previously part of the group of companies owned by Ihor Kolomoisky and became state-owned by a court decision. Currently, Ukrnaftoburinnya is managed by Ukrnafta.


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