Production of non-agglomerated iron ore concentrates increased by 4.9%

According to the State Statistics Service of Ukraine, mining of non-agglomerated iron ores fell by 0.1% to 134 million tons in January–October 2019 compared to the same period of 2018.

In October, Ukraine mined 13.3 million tons of ore, up 1.2% from October 2018.

At the same time, production of non-agglomerated iron ore concentrates increased by 4.9% to 52.8 million tons, and agglomerated ones decreased by less than 0.1% to 44.1 million tons.

Type of productVolume%, 10 months of 2019 to 10 months 2018
agglomerated iron ores134 million tons -0.1
non-agglomerated iron ore concentrates52.8 million tonsSunday January 21, 1900
agglomerated iron ore concentrates44.1 million tons -0.03
limestone, limestone flux and other calciferous stone used for the manufacture of lime and cement5.7 million tonsTuesday January 23, 1900
steelmaking pig iron and spiegeleisen17 million tons0.01
semi-finished flat products of non-alloy steel7.9 million tonsWednesday January 24, 1900
blocks and primary forms, semi-finished products used for the manufacture of seamless pipes of non-alloy steel5.7 million tonsThursday January 25, 1900
seamless casing, tubing and drill pipes for drilling oil and gas wells136 thousand tons -27.8
seamless round tubes and pipes331 thousand tonsSaturday January 27, 1900

As reported earlier, steel production fell by almost 12% in October 2019 compared to October 2018. A greater decline — 15.4% — was recorded only in the automotive industry.

In the first ten months of 2019, industrial production in Ukraine decreased by 0.6% compared to the same period of the previous year.