In the month, the company increased production by 6.1% y/y – up to 72.9 thousand tons

In January 2023, Zaporizhkoks plant increased the production of blast furnace coke by 6.1% compared to the same month in 2022 – up to 72.9 thousand tons. This is evidenced by data published on the enterprise’s website.

The volume of production in January 2023 is the maximum since August 2021, when 72.9 thousand tons of coke were produced.

In 2022, Zaporizhkoks reduced production of blast furnace coke by 11.9% compared to 2021 – to 737.4 thousand tons. In December, the enterprise produced 70.8 thousand tons of coke, which is 6.2% more y/y.

The decrease in production volumes is caused by the shutdown of the plant from March 1, 2022, due to the beginning of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. From April 1, production was partially restored. The company’s products were supplied to Metinvest enterprises, in particular to the Zaporizhstal plant.

As GMK Center reported earlier, in June 2022, Zaporizhkoks, as part of the program of renewal of production facilities, completed the next stage of capital repair of coke battery №2 with a total cost of UAH 120 million. The work was carried out from December 2021

Zaporizhkoks is one of the largest producers of coke products in Ukraine. It is part of the Metinvest Holding group. The main consumer of products is Zaporizhstal Iron and Steel Works.