In 2015 Metinvest produced 4.08 million tons of coke, down by 15% YoY. Iron ore concentrate output fell by 8% YoY, to 32.2 million tons, that of coal concentrate – by 20%, to 3.28 million tons.
In Q4 2015 Metinvest produced 1.11 million tons of coke, down by 2% QoQ, due to the Donetsk Coke Works halt and Azovstal coke output decrease (by 19 thousand tons). At the same time Avdiivka Coke and Chemical Works increased its output by 10 thousand tons.
Coke output decrease in 2015 was due to the lack of raw materials and unstable work of several companies because of the military conflict in the East of Ukraine. 80% of the coke produced was consumed by the group itself.
Iron ore concentrate output in Q4 2015 was slightly up by 24 thousand tons QoQ, to 8.21 million tons. 2015 output was on the level of 32.2 million tons, down by 8% YoY.
Pellets output fell by 16% YoY, to 6.66 million tons.
In Q4 2015 Metinvest produced 803 thousand tons of coal concentrate, down by 5% QoQ, because of the Krasnodonugol and United Coal mines output decrease. In 2015 coal concentrate output went down by 20% YoY, to 3.28 million tons. (Ukrainian metal)