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Dolgikh Iu. A. – Ural Federal University, Ekaterinburg, the Russian Federation. E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The article introduces modern structure of Russian iron ore and steel industries. The article examines main aspects of
performing export and domestic supply of commercial iron ore output; special attention is given to the analysis of price
trend line in world and Russian markets of iron ore with the definition of key cause factors. The commercial iron ore output
production level in Russia is analyzed, steel and cast iron, with that, cyclic character of the dynamics is proved. Main
intra-industry problems are singled out, as well as most significant external hazards of maintaining financial stability of
Russian iron ore enterprises. They are structurally represented as SWOT-analysis, and their negative impact is reflected
in negative dynamics of crucial financial-economic indices of Russian iron ore enterprises activity in 2010–2015. In the
context of intra-industry problems and external hazards, main tendencies of Russian iron ore industry are stated at
modern stage and in the medium term.

Key words: financial stability of an enterprise; iron ore industry; world market; prices for iron ore raw material; intra-industry
problems; external hazards; crisis of overproduction; development tendencies.


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