During March, 74,000 tons of coke were produced, which is 1.6% more y/y

Zaporozhkoks, one of the largest producers of coke for steel industry in Ukraine, increased blast furnace coke production by 1% in January-March 2024 compared to the same period in 2023, to 214.8 thousand tons. This is stated in the company’s press release.

In March, the plant produced 74 thousand tons of coke, up 1.6% compared to March 2023 and 6.5% compared to the previous month.

In January, Zaporozhkoks reduced production by 2.1% y/y – to 71.3 kt, and in February it increased by 6% y/y – to 69.5 kt.

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.