In 2017 Evraz Dneprovsky Iron and Steel Works produced 918 thousand tons of steel, down by 13.2% YoY.
The decrease has to do with the capital repairs of machinery.
According to the company statement, rolled metal output decreased by 11.7%, to 785 thousand tons because of the drop in structure steel demand and the increase of pig iron sales.
At the same time pig iron manufacture fell by 4.6%, to 1.019 million tons, following the problems with coking coal deliveries in Q1 2017.
Coke production dropped by 30%, to 369 thousand tons, due to the unstable operation of the by-product coke complex.
In Q4 2017 DMZ decreased steel output by 5.8% QoQ, to 257 thousand tons because of the 10.4% pig iron output decrease, to 251 thousand tons.
At the same time rolled metal manufacture increased by 6.5% QoQ, to 238 thousand tons. (Ukrainian metal)
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