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The worst decrease was recorded at coke plants

In September 2020, average salaries in Ukraine’s mining & metals sector decreased in all segments, though the decrease was mainly minor. Coke plants demonstrated the biggest decrease in salaries, 6.2% down to ₴17.6 thousand, according to the data provided by the Trade Union of Metallurgists and Miners of Ukraine (TUMMU).

In September, average salaries in the mining & metals sector were as follows:

  • mining industry — ₴17.3 thousand (-3.3%);
  • pipe industry — ₴13.1 thousand (-1.8%);
  • iron and steel industry — ₴16.6 thousand (-4.8%);
  • non-ferrous metals industry — ₴10.2 thousand (-2.9%).

In September, the average salary in industry was ₴13.2 thousand (+2.1%) against Ukraine’s average of ₴12 thousand (+4.8%).

As reported earlier, in August 2020, average salaries in Ukraine’s mining & metals sector slightly decreased in almost all segments, but the decrease was mainly minor. The biggest fall was recorded at mining companies where salaries went down by 9.5% to ₴17.9 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.