In January Zaporizhstal increased steel output by 11.3% YoY, to 363 thousand tons.
According to the company statement, pig iron manufacture grew by 37%, to 394.1 thousand tons, and that of rolled metal – by 11.7%, to 301.9 thousand tons.
The company notes that the increase in output is due to the commissioning of the blast furnace No. 3 after a major ecological reconstruction.
In 2017 Zaporizhstal produced 3.926 million tons of steel, 3.795 million tons of pig iron and 3.214 million tons of rolled metal, up by 0.9% and by 5.4%, but down by 4.6% YoY respectively. (Ukrainian metal)