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Production of steel also fell over the month, whereas production of rolled products on the contrary increased

In October 2021, mining & metals companies of Ukraine decreased pig iron production by 7.9% to 1.58 million tons y-o-y, according to the updated statistics of Ukrmetallurgprom.

In particular, in October Ukrainian companies produced:

  • 2.53 million tons of sinter ore (by 3.4% less than in October 2020);
  • 742 thousand tons of coke (-9.4%);
  • 1.61 million tons of steel (-2.7%);
  • 1.5 million tons of rolled products (+2.7%);
  • 70 thousand tons of pipes and tubes (-22.2%).

Production of rolled products in January–October increased by 5.6% to 13.71 million tons against the same period of 2020.

In 10M, Ukrainian steel companies produced:

  • 27.88 million tons of sinter ore (+6.1% against January–October 2020);
  • 8 million tons of coke (+0%);
  • 17.72 million tons of pig iron (+5%);
  • 17.9 million tons of steel (+5.5%);
  • 15.99 million tons of rolled products (+5.5%);
  • 820 thousand tons of pipes and tubes (+15.9%).

As on 10 November 2021, the main production facilities in operation included: 18 out of 21 blast furnaces, 7 out of 8 open-hearth furnaces, 12 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, companies of Ukraine’s mining & metals sector 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.