In January-June Severstal – Bar Works Balakovo produced over 450 thousand tons of steel, up by 34% YoY.
The company also increased bars output by 27%, to 400 thousand tons.
Sales volumes reached 400 thousand tons.
Domestic market accounted for 94% of the purchases. The rest was exported.
The widening of the sales market (to Italy and Turkey) allowed selling over 50 thousand tons, while 77 thousand tons were sold in the whole 2017. (Ukrainian metal)