The biggest employer is AMKR with its 19.7 thousand workers
According to the statistics provided to GMK Center by the Federation of Metallurgists of Ukraine (FMU), in August 2019, the number of full-time workers in the steel, pipe, coke, and mining industries reached 123.8 thousand. Most of them are employed in the steel industry where ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih takes a lead, with 19.7 thousand workers.
According to Sergiy Bilenkyi, FMU Chairman, the number of workers employed in the branches of the mining & metals sector grew in August, but not significantly. Rapid growth was however observed in some companies.
According to the State Statistics Service, the number of staff members employed in production of finished metal products increased by 0.1 thousand in August compared to July and reached 192.9 thousand.
The number of those employed in the mining sector decreased by 0.2% in August, down to 194.6 thousand. In general, a reduction in staff in the sector was 0.2%, down to 1.851 million.
The number of full-time workers in the industrial sector in general and in the steel industry in particular has been declining over the recent years. From December 2017 to December 2018, the number of workers employed in the industrial sector decreased by 1.3%, down to 1.846 million. In the past year, the number of workers engaged in the steel industry decreased by 2.7%, down to 189.7 thousand.
In the second half of 2018, the number of people employed in the steel industry increased by 0.5%. However, according to the results of the first eight months of 2019, it is possible to say that the trend remained unchanged.