Kryvyi Rih, 11 August 2021 For the six months of this year, the production volume of ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih increased by 7% compared to the same period last year. The beginning of 2021 has not been easy for the mining and metallurgical industry, as prices for freight transport and raw materials have increased significantly. In addition, due to the increase in import duty rates, the company reoriented its sales and changed traditional markets such as Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia to Latin America and China. But thanks to the operation of all four blast furnaces and the increased productivity of sinter plant No. 2, which is one of the key objects in the investment program with commodernization, production indicators of ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih increased. Sergey Lavrinenko, Deputy General Director for Metallurgical Production of ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih repair of blast furnace no. 8, which was stopped in the second half of 2020 and modernization of the fifth sinter machine in sinter shop no. 2 – this helped us to increase the production of pig iron and steel. We also managed to increase the volume of coke production by 11.5%. 6 years we have reached monthly production of 61 thousand tons in the rolling mill and 31 thousand tons in small-section wire condition No. 6. In the second half of this year, we will complete the reconstruction of the last, sixth sintering machine in the second sinter shop, which will bring it to the maximum level of production with the minimum emission of pollutants. We expect good production results in the second half of the year with an increase in production volumes at the level of 6-7% based on the results of work for the entire 2021. The production capacity of ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih has a full production cycle, designed for an annual output of more than 6 million tons of steel, more 5 million tons of rolled metal and more than 5,500,000 tons of pig iron.