According to statistics from the association of Ukrainian metallurgists “Ukrmetallurgprom”, Ukraine produced about 12.7 million tons of crude steel in the first seven months of 2021, which is 7.4% more than in the same period last year. Overall steel production increased 6.6% year-on-year to about 11.4 million tonnes.
During this period, pig iron production amounted to about 12.7 million tons, which is 7.7% more than a year earlier. Pig iron production was supported by strong demand from China. When the US and Europe return to the market, pig iron production may grow even more.