Ukraine reduced steel production by 12% for the year

Украина сократила выплавку стали на 12% за год

Total production in the country has exceeded 21.3 million tons of steel.

In 2017, enterprises of mining-metallurgical complex of Ukraine (taking into account activity in January-February of 2017 capacity, located on the uncontrolled territories) produced: 20 million t of pig iron (85% from the same period in 2016), 21.3 mln tons of steel (88% from 2016), 18.4 million tons of rolled products (86% from 2016).

Such information was published by the Association of companies Ukrmetallurgprom.

In particular, in December last year, the plant produced 1.87 million tons (103% relative to November 2017), 1.88 million tons (100,4%), 1.7 million tons of rolled products (107%).

“The decline in the overall level of output of major products for the 12 months 2017 was the result of a loss of capacity in non-government controlled areas, partial to the fall in export prices for metal in the last quarter,” – said in the message.

Украина сократила выплавку стали на 12% за год

Infographics: Ukrmetallurgprom

As reported Корреспондент.netin November 2017 Ukraine produced 1.85 million tons of steel, which allowed the country to hold the position 13 in the ranking of world steel producers.

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