Production of steel and pig iron also went down
In January–October 2020, ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih PJSC (AMKR) cut production of rolled products by 3.8% to 3.7 million tons compared to the same period of the previous year, according to Interfax-Ukraine.
Steel production fell by 16.6% to 3.8 million tons over the ten months compared to January–October 2019. Pig iron production dropped by 11.3% to 4 million tons, while production of sinter ore decreased by 11.5% to 7.4 million tons.
In October, AMKR produced 320 thousand tons of rolled products, 350 thousand tons of steel, 380 thousand tons of pig iron and 700 thousand tons of sinter ore.
In 2019, ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih increased production of rolled products by 11.2% to 4.7 million tons against 2018. Steel production grew by 11.8% to 5.3 million tons and pig iron production by 14.9% to 5.3 million tons.
ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih PJSC is an integrated steelmaking company, a part of the ArcelorMittal Group. Its activity covers the entire production route from iron ore mining and coke production to manufacture of finished metal products. ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih produces semi-finished and long products.