Production of manganese concentrate increased, whereas production of silicomanganese and ferrosilicon fell
In January–March, Ukrainian ferroalloy producers cut production by 24.8% to 189.65 thousand tons compared to the same period of the previous year,
according to Interfax-Ukraine with reference to the data of the Ukrainian Association of Producers of Ferroalloys and Other Electrometallurgical Products (UkrFA).
Over the three months, Nikopol and Zaporizhzhia ferroalloy plants (NFP, ZFP) cut silicomanganese production by 34.6% to 135.85 thousand tons compared to January–March 2019.
NFP, ZFP and Kramatorsk ferroalloy plant (KFP) doubled ferromanganese production to 41.05 thousand tons against January–March last year. In Q1 2020, KFP produced 17.5 thousand tons. No production data for January–March 2019 are available.
Ferrosilicon production dropped by 45% against January–March 2019 to 12.05 thousand tons, while production of metal manganese fell by 62% to 0.7 thousand tons.
Pokrov Mining and Processing Plant and Marganets Mining and Processing Plant (Pokrov GOK and Marganets GOK) raised manganese concentrate production by 12.7% in Q1 to 335.5 thousand tons compared to the same period of the previous year.
In 2019, Ukrainian ferroalloy companies ramped up production of ferroalloys by 0.4% against 2018 to 1.018 million tons.
Ferrosilicon manganese production decreased by 6.4% to 804.7 thousand tons, ferrosilicon by 17.1% to 62.56 thousand tons. Ferromanganese production almost doubled and reached 151.1 thousand tons.
Production of raw manganese, in particular manganese concentrate, increased by 10.9% to 1.69 million tons.