In July Russia produced 4.475 million tons of pig iron, up by 3.9% YoY, with 4.331 million tons produced in June.
In January-July Russia increased pig iron output by 1.3% YoY, to 30.39 million tons.
Ukraine, though it has left CIS, improved pig iron output by 13.9% YoY, to 1.767 million tons in July, with 1.631 million tons produced in June. In 7 months pig iron output totaled 11.919 million tons, up by 8.6%.
Pig iron manufacture in Kazakhstan in July decreased by 6.4% YoY, to 320 thousand tons, while in June it totaled 306 thousand tons. In 7 months Kazakhstan produced 2.145 million tons of pig iron, down by 1.7% YoY.
All in all CIS countries in July produced 6.562 million tons of pig iron, up by 5.8% YoY, with 6.268 million tons produced in June.
In January-July pig iron output grew by 3% YoY, to 44.454 million tons. (Ukrainian metal)