Coke production fell by 15.3% m/m over the month
In August 2023, the Dnipro Metallurgical Plant (DMZ) reduced rolled steel production by 67.4% compared to the previous month – to 4.4 thousand tons. This is stated in the corporate newspaper DCH Steel.
Coke production for the month amounted to 25.8 thousand tons, which is 15.3% less by July 2023. Compared to August 2022, rolled steel output at the DMZ fell by 64.7%, and coke output doubled.
“The reason for the reduction in production volumes was repairs of capital equipment. In August, rolling shops mainly produced shaft stands and channels for the Ukrainian market. Products of coke production were shipped to steel plants, ferroalloy plants, agricultural enterprises etc.,” the statement says.
In January-August 2023, the plant produced 74.1 thousand tons of rolled steel, which is 80.8% more compared to the same period in 2022. Coke output increased by 34% y/y – up to 198.1 thousand tons.
As GMK Center reported earlier, in 2022, DMZ reduced production rolled steel 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 switched to the production of coke exclusively from Ukrainian raw materials and produces products mainly for ferroalloy plants in Ukraine. In addition, in March 2023, the enterprise resumed production of steel 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).