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Production of pig iron and rolled products went up as well

In July 2021, Ukraine’s steelmaking companies increased production of steel by 6.9%, to 1.87 million tons against July 2020, according to the updated statistics of Ukrmetallurgprom.

Specifically, in July Ukrainian steel companies produced:

  • 2.97 million tons of sinter ore (6.8% up from July 2020);
  • 830 thousand tons of coke (+1.2%);
  • 1.88 million tons of pig iron (+6.8%);
  • 1.7 million tons of rolled products (+4.9%);
  • 90 thousand tons of pipes and tubes (+50%).

Production of rolled products in January–July increased by 6.4% to 11.33 million tons against the same period of 2020.

In 7M, Ukrainian steel companies produced:

  • 19.93 million tons of sinter ore (+7.6% against January–July 2020);
  • 5.75 million tons of coke (+2%);
  • 12.65 million tons of pig iron (+7.8%);
  • 12.73 million tons of steel (+7.4%);
  • 570 thousand tons of pipes and tubes (+121.2%).

As on 12 August 2021, the main operating production facilities 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.