Although ferroalloy companies cut production by 0.2%
Over the first ten months of the current year, production of manganese concentrate in Ukraine increased by 12.2% to nearly 1.4 million tons.
Pokrov mining and processing plant (GOK, former Ordzhonikidze GOK) ramped up production of manganese concentrate by 24.5% to 955.5 thousand tons, but halved production of manganese sinter ore, down to 91 thousand tons.
Marganets GOK cut production of manganese concentrate by 7.5% to 444 thousand tons.
As reported earlier, Ukrainian mining & metals companies increased imports of manganese ore and manganese concentrate in January–October 2019 by almost 30% compared to the same period of 2018, up to 1.027 million tons.
According to the Ukrainian Association of Producers of Ferro-alloys and Other Electrometallurgical Products (UkrFA), over the first ten months of 2019, the output of Ukrainian ferroalloy companies reached 862.1 thousand tons, 0.2% down from January–October 2018.
The aggregate output of Nikopol and Zaporizhzhia ferroalloy plants was 708.6 thousand tons, 1.7% down from January–October 2018. Ferrosilicon production also somewhat decreased, down to 61 thousand tons.
Conversely, ferromanganese production increased by 8.5%, up to 70.7 thousand tons.