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Coke production increased by 19.5% m/m over the month

In May 2023, the Dnipro Metallurgical Plant (DMZ) increased the production of rolled products by 29.6% compared to the previous month – up to 7.4 thousand tons. This is stated in the DCH Steel’s corporate newspaper.

Coke production for the month amounted to 34.2 thousand tons, which is 19.5% more than in April 2023. Compared to May 2022, the output of rolled products at DMZ decreased by 30%, while coke production increased by 62%.

In January-May 2023, the plant produced 42.4 thousand tons of rolled steel, while for the same period in 2022 – 22.2 thousand tons (+90.1% y/y). A significant difference between the production volumes in the current and last year is caused by the suspension of the rolling mill after the start of the full-scale invasion of the Russian Federation.

Coke production in January-May 2023 amounted to 108.6 thousand tons, which is 19.4% more compared to the same period in 2022.

In June, DMZ plans to significantly increase the production of rolled steel products and coke products. In particular, for the first time since the beginning of the invasion of Russian troops in Ukraine, RS-2 produce for export more than 5 thousand tons of profiles according to European standards U and UPE.

As GMK Center reported earlier, in 2022, DMZ reduced production of rolled products by 74.2% compared to 2021 – to 58.4 thousand tons, and coke – by 56.3%, to 211.3 thousand tons.

In 2022, the coke-chemical division of the enterprise in 2022 passed exclusively for domestic coal raw materials and produces products mainly for ferroalloy plants in Ukraine. In addition, in March 2023, the enterprise resumed the production of metallurgical coke.

Dnipro Metallurgical Plant is a full-cycle steel enterprise that is part of the DCH group. It produces semi-finished products and shaped rolled steel products: channel, angle bars, rails.

Its main products are square billets (exported to Turkiye and Egypt), channels (wide export geography: countries of Europe, Asia, Africa) and pig iron (exported mainly to Turkiye).