According to forecasts, this year Ukraine will increase the production of pig iron by 6.6%, steel by 6.3%

Ukrainian metallurgical enterprises are expected to increase steel production by 6.3% by the end of 2021 compared to 2020 – to 21.921 million tons.

As reported in the background documents of the Ministry of Economy, which the agency “Interfax-Ukraine” has, the production of general rolled products will increase by 5.8% – to 19.501 million tons, pig iron smelting – by 6.6%, to 21.781 million tons.

The forecast is based on production indicators for January-July of this year, summarized by the Ukrmetallurgprom association, the ministry specified.

At the same time, the agency’s source added that while maintaining the existing trends in the supply of scrap In 2021, they will increase by 12.3% – to 3.248 million tons, which is worse than the forecast a month earlier (growth by 14%, to 3.31 million tons).

Pipe production in 2021 may increase by 14, 9% – up to 981 thousand tons, coke – by 2.4%, up to 9.898 million tons, refractories – by 10.5%, up to 243 thousand tons.

Sinter output may increase by 7, 5%, to 34.314 million tons.

As reported, in January-July 2021 Ukraine produced 19.931 million tons of sinter (107.6% against January-July- 2020), 5.749 million tons of gross coke 6% ow. (102%), 12.651 million tonnes of pig iron (107.8%), 12.732 million tonnes of steel (107.4%), 11.326 million tonnes of rolled products (106.4%), 0.57 million tonnes of tubular products (121.2% ).

In 2020, 31.91 million tons of sinter were produced (103.3% by 2019), 9.67 million tons of gross coke with 6% moisture content (96.1%), 20.423 million tons of pig iron (101.8%), 20.616 million tons of steel (98.9%), 18.427 million tons of rolled products (101.2%), 0.85 million tons of pipe products (83.8%).

Based on materials: Interfax-Ukraine

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