In January-August Russia produced 41.3 million tons of rolled metal, up by 2.8% YoY.
In August output dropped by 3.6% MoM and by 1.6% YoY.
According to the Federal Service of State Statistics, pig iron manufacture grew by 0.8%, to 34.8 million tons, with August output down by 1.3% YoY and by 3.9% MoM.
Pipe production increased by 6.8%, to 8.2 million tons. In August the output dropped by 7.2% YoY, but increased by 3.6% MoM. (Ukrainian metal)