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Posted 01.11.2017

Mining and metals industry of Ukraine for the 10 months of 2017 operations recent report

According to recent reports of the association of enterprises Ukrmetalurgprom in October 2017 Iron and Steel industry of Ukraine has produced: 1.8 million tons of pig iron or 97% compared to September 2017; 1.9 million tons of steel or 98%; 1.7 million tons of rolling-mill products or 102%.

As of the end of October the output capacity of the production is: 18 out of 28 blast furnaces or 64% are in operation; 8 out of 9 open-hearth furnaces or 89%; 14 out of 21 basic oxygen furnaces or 67%; 7 out of 15 all-electric furnaces or 47%; and 12 out of 18 continuous casting machines or 67%.

In the 10 months of 2017 the enterprises of the Mining and Metals Industry of Ukraine has produced: 16.4 million tons of pig iron or 83% compared to 2016 respectively; 17.7 million tons of steel or 87%; 15.2 million tons of or 85% (including the production output for January-February 2017 in the uncontrolled territories).

The preliminary estimates suggest that in 2017: 19.7 million tons of pig iron will be produced or 84% compared to 2016; 21.2 million tons of steel or 87%; and 18.2 million tons of rolling-mill products will be manufactured or 85%.

The decrease in the output of the main products in the 10 months of 2017 is the direct consequences of the loss of a part of production capacities in the uncontrolled territories as well as untimely and not in full delivery of raw materials to the enterprises by the rail-road operator Ukrzaliznitsa.

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