On the other hand, production of manganese concentrate increased
In January–February 2021, Ukrainian ferroalloy producers cut production by 4.3% to 114.93 thousand tons against January–February 2020, according to Interfax-Ukraine citing the Ukrainian Association of Producers of Ferroalloys and Other Electrometallurgical Products (UkrFA).
In January–February, Nikopol and Zaporizhzhia ferroalloy plants (NFP, ZFP) cut silicomanganese production by 1.4% to 87.48 thousand tons compared to January–February 2020.
In two months, NFP, ZFP and Kramatorsk ferroalloy plant (KFP) reduced ferromanganese production by 23.9% to 15.16 thousand tons against January–February 2020. In January–February, KFP suspended production (9.6 thousand tons in January–February 2020).
Ferrosilicon production increased by 68.4% to 11.69 thousand tons and production of metal manganese by 42.9% to 0.6 thousand tons.
In two months, Pokrov Mining and Processing Plant and Marganets Mining and Processing Plant (Pokrov GOK and Marganets GOK) raised manganese concentrate production by 6.2% to 226.7 million tons y-o-y. Marganets GOK produced 59.38 thousand tons of concentrate (-5.3%), and Pokrov GOK 167.32 thousand tons (+10.9%).
In 2020, Ukrainian ferroalloy companies ramped up production by 28.6% to 746.4 thousand tons against 2019.
Ferrosilicon manganese production decreased by 30.4% to 559.9 thousand tons, ferrosilicon by 2.8% to 60.8 thousand tons. Ferromanganese production increased by 28.4% to 123 thousand tons.