In 2019 Metinvest increased steel output by 3% YoY, to 7.578 million tons.
In particular, Mariupol Ilyich Iron and Steel Works increased manufacture by 321 thousand tons due to the commission of the continuous casting machine No. 4.
At the same time, Azovstal decreased output by 66 thousand tons because of the pig iron production drop.
In Q4 2019 steel manufacture went down by 16% QoQ, to 1673 thousand tons.
Pig iron manufacture last year dropped by 3%, to 7.928 million tons, mostly due to a decrease of 232 thousand tons at Azovstal because of the shut down of blast furnaces Nos. 5 and 6 in June 2019.
In Q4 2019 manufacture decreased by 7%, to 1887 thousand tons.
Ready-made products output in 2019 decreased by 3%, to 5.595 million tons. In particular, the manufacture of flat rolled metal dropped by 70 thousand tons, to 4677 thousand tons, long rolled metal – by 103 thousand tons, to 714 thousand tons, and rails – by 16 thousand tons, to 49 thousand tons.
At the same time pipes output grew by 15 thousand tons, to 155 thousand tons.
In Q4 2019 manufacture decreased by 20% QoQ, to 1.139 million tons: flat rolled metal – by 217 thousand tons, to 953 thousand tons, long rolled metal – by 49 thousand tons, to 137 thousand tons, and pipes – by 19 thousand tons, to 28 thousand tons. At the same time manufacture of rails grew by 7 thousand tons, to 21 thousand tons. (Ukrainian metal)