In April Russia produced 4.32 million tons of pig iron, down by 2.1% YoY (4.462 million tons in March). In January-April pig iron production totaled 17.28 million tons, down by 0.3% YoY.
Ukraine increased pig iron output in April by 11.9% YoY, to 1.649 million tons (1.678 million tons), and by 9.8% YoY in 4 months, to 6.939 million tons.
Pig iron output in Kazakhstan grew by 1.9% YoY, to 325 thousand tons (335 thousand tons), in April and by 0.7%, to 1.23 million tons, in January-April.
All in all CIS countries in April produced 6.294 million tons of pig iron, up by 1.4% YoY (6.475 million tons in March), and 25.449 million tons in 4 months, up by 2.3% YoY. (Ukrainian metal)