According to the Ministry of economic development and trade this year metal companies are expected to increase steel output by 4% YoY, to 21.895 million tons.
The forecast is based on the output level of the first half of the year.
The manufacture of rolled metal is expected to grow by 3%, to 18.937 million tons, while that of pig iron will drop by 0.4%, to 20.478 million tons.
The pipe output might increase by 19%, to 1.144 million tons, while those of coke and metal wares might decrease by 5%, to 10.305 million tons, and by 1%, to 186 thousand tons respectively.
Mining enterprise could increase iron ore extraction by 4%, to 76.095 million tons, and the manufacture of iron ore concentrate by 5%, to 63.568 million tons, and pellets – by 3%, to 21.989 million tons, but sinter will remain unchanged – 31.706 million tons. (Ukrainian metal)