In January-September Metinvest increased steel output by 3% YoY, to 5.597 million tons.
Steel manufacture in Q3 dropped by 8% QoQ, to 1.803 million tons, mostly because of the decrease at Azovstal by 171 thousand tons due to the shut down of converters Nos. 1 and 2 for scheduled repairs, which lasted for 7 and 21 days respectively.
In 9 months manufacture of pig iron at Mariupol plants increased by 8%, to 6.234 million tons. Mariupol Ilyich Iron and Steel Works increased output by 289 thousand tons and Azovstal – by 158 thousand tons.
In Q3 as a result of scheduled repairs of blast furnaces pig iron output dropped by 9% QoQ, to 1.943 million tons. The shut down of the blast furnace No. 5 at Mariupol Ilyich for 35 days resulted in the decrease of output by 104 thousand tons, while the shut down of blast furnaces No. 5 and 4 at Azovstal for 19 and 7 days respectively led to the drop in manufacture by 89 thousand tons. (Ukrainian metal)