The highest increase in salaries was reported at mining companies, 13.7%
In July 2020, average salaries in Ukraine’s mining & metals sector increased in all segments, but a growth was mainly minor. The highest dynamics was recorded at mining companies, an average growth of 13.7% to ₴19.8 thousand, according to the data of the Trade Union of Metallurgists and Miners of Ukraine (TUMMU).
In July, average salaries in the mining & metals sector were as follows:
- coke industry — ₴20.7 thousand (+10.4%);
- pipe industry — ₴13.2 thousand (+0%);
- iron and steel industry — ₴17.9 thousand (+4.2%);
- non-ferrous metals industry — ₴10.2 thousand (-0.1%).
In July, the average salary in industry was ₴13.1 thousand (+5.8%) against Ukraine’s average of ₴11.8 thousand (+1.9%).
As GMK Center reported earlier, in June 2020, companies of the mining & metals sector of Ukraine reduced their average salary by 1.4–9% against May. A positive trend was recorded only at pipe companies, where employees’ income increased by 1.3% to ₴13.2 thousand on average.
In 2019, salaries in the mining & metals sector were up by an average of 25–30%. Salaries of employees of coke plants were the highest last year, whereas those of employees of pipe and ferroalloy companies were the lowest.