In Ukraine decreased production of iron and steel

В Украине упало производство чугуна и стали

Production in the country is at the level of 1995-1996.

The production of iron and steel metallurgical enterprises of Ukraine for 9 months of 2017 dropped to 14.6 and 15.8 million tonnes respectively, demonstrating the worst performance over the last 20 years. This is evidenced by enterprises Ukrmetallurgprom.

“Compared with the indicative 2007 pig iron production fell by 15 million tons (-43%), steel – to 21 million tons (-50%) and rolled products – 20 million tons (-50%), which corresponds to the level of production 1995-1996”, – stated in the message.

At the end of the current year’s projected production of main kinds of metal products as follows: cast iron – 20 million tons (-14% by 2016), steel – 21 million tons (-12%), rental – 18 million tons (-14%).

As of 17 October were operating, 18 of the 28 existing blast furnaces (64%), 14 converters of 21 (67%), 8 open-hearth furnaces of the 9 (89%) and 7 of the 15 furnaces (47%).

Earlier, Ukraine dropped in the ranking of steel producers.

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