Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) Oleksiy Danilov announced the determination of 137 types of raw materials, minerals, which will be under the special control of the Ukrainian state.
“Some 137 types of raw materials and minerals have been identified, which today will be under the special control of our government. These licenses will be issued more carefully by the government, because we see what is happening,” Danilov said at a briefing on the results NSDC meeting in Kyiv on Friday.
He said the companies have licenses for copper mining, but not a single kilogram of copper is mined in Ukraine.
“All this will be taken under control by this decision. In addition, certain processes will be strengthened, taking into account the fact that from January 1, 2021, children who were born should receive certain money after a certain period of time, when this system will work,” Danilov said.
Ukrainian metallurgical enterprises are expected to increase steel production by 4% by the end of the year compared to 2018, up to 21.895 million tonnes.
According to background documents of Economic Development and Trade Ministry available for Interfax-Ukraine, a total rolled steel output will see 3% rise by the end of 2019, up to 18.937 million tonnes, when pig iron will see 0.4% down, to 20.748 million tonnes.
Such forecast was made following the performance indicator of January-July 2019, the ministry said.
The agency’s source in the ministry also said that under ongoing trends scrap metals supplies to the enterprises would decrease by 3%, to 3.238 million tonnes.
Besides, pipe output in 2019 may grow by 19%, to 1.144 million tonnes, coke output will drop by 5%, to 10.305 million tonnes, metalware output will drop by 1%, to 186,000 tonnes.
Meanwhile, the metal and mining enterprise can increase iron ore extraction by 4%, to 76.095 million tonnes, iron ore concentrate output by 5%, to 63.568 million tonnes, ready iron ore raw materials may increase by 1%, to 53.696 million tonnes. Sinter cake output will remain on the level of previous year with 31.706 million tonnes, steel pellets output will increase by 3% reaching 21.989 million tonnes.