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Production of pig iron and steel went up as well

In August 2021, Ukraine’s steelmaking companies ramped up production of rolled products by 3.7% to 1.68 million tons against August 2020, according to the updated statistics of Ukrmetallurgprom.

Specifically, in August, Ukrainian steel companies produced:

  • 2.8 million tons of sinter ore (1.4% up from August 2020);
  • 810 thousand tons of coke (-1.2%);
  • 1.83 million tons of pig iron (+1.1%);
  • 1.86 million tons of steel (+1.6%);
  • 90 thousand tons of pipes and tubes (+28.6%).

Production of rolled products in January–August increased by 6% to 13.01 million tons against the same period of 2020.

In 8M, Ukrainian steel companies produced:

  • 22.73 million tons of sinter ore (+6.8% against January–August 2020);
  • 6.56 million tons of coke (+1.6%);
  • 14.48 million tons of pig iron (+6.8%);
  • 14.59 million tons of steel (+6.6%);
  • 660 thousand tons of pipes and tubes (+121.6%).

As on 15 September 2021, the main production facilities in operation included: 19 out of 21 blast furnaces, 7 out of 8 open-hearth furnaces, 14 out of 16 BOFs, 5 out of 15 electric-arc furnaces, and 16 out of 17 continuous casting machines.

As GMK Center reported earlier, in 2020, Ukrainian mining & metals companies decreased steel production by 1.1% to 20.62 million tons, while production of pig iron increased by 1.8% to 20.42 million tons, and rolled products by 1.2% to 18.43 million tons against 2019.