During February, 69.5 thousand tons of coke were produced, which is 6% more than the previous year

Zaporizhkoks, one of the largest producers of coke for steel industry in Ukraine, increased blast furnace coke production by 1.7% in January-February 2024 compared to the same period in 2023, to 140.3 thousand tons. This is stated in the company’s press release.

In February, the plant produced 69.5 thousand tons of coke, up 6% compared to February 2023 and 2.5% less than in the previous month.

In January, Zaporizhkoks reduced production by 2.1% compared to January 2023, to 71.3 thousand tons.

Over the past year, Metinvest’s Zaporizhzhia-based enterprises – Zaporizhstal, Zaporizhvognetryv, Zaporizhkoks and Zaporizhzhia Foundry and Mechanical Plant – paid a total of over UAH 2.1 billion in taxes and fees to the budgets of all levels.

As GMK Center reported earlier, Zaporozhkoks increased its blast furnace coke production by 16% or 119.4 thousand tons in 2023 – to 856.8 thousand tons. In December, the company produced 71.9 thousand tons of blast furnace coke. This is 1% more than in December 2022 and 3% more than in the previous month.

At the same time, in 2022, the company reduced its blast furnace coke production by 11.9% compared to 2021, to 737.4 thousand tons. The output decreased as a result of the plant’s shutdown on March 1, 2022, due to the beginning of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Production was partially resumed on April 1 last year. The plant’s products were supplied to Metinvest’s enterprises, including Zaporizhstal.

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.