In Ukraine, the continuing decline of metallurgy

В Украине продолжается падение металлургии

Last year download of the metallurgical enterprises of Ukraine has reached 72%.

For 2019, the metallurgical enterprises of Ukraine has reduced steel production by 1.4% to 20.8 million tonnes. This was announced by the President of the Association of enterprises Ukrmetallurgprom Alexander Kalenkov, write Ukrainian news on Thursday, January 23.

A year earlier, the steel production decreased by 1.5% to 21.1 million tonnes.

“According to our data, in 2019 produced 20.8 million tons of steel, rolled – 18,20 million tons, cast iron – of 20.06 million tons”, – said Kalenkov.

According to him, the nominal production capacity of steel in Ukraine after the loss of business on the temporarily uncontrolled territory at 28.3 million tonnes.

Accordingly, the download of last year reached about 72%.

While Kalenkov added that the highest utilization of steelmaking capacity in Ukraine was in 2007 – more than 95 %, while it produced approximately 42.5 million tonnes of steel.

Earlier it was reported that the production volumes of Ukrainian metallurgy has sharply decreased and established the worst performance since independence of Ukraine.


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