In January by-product coke plants decreased metallurgical coke manufacture by 7.7% YoY, to 827 thousand tons.
In December 2019 output totaled 769 thousand tons.
Since September 2019, metal companies have decreased demand for coke due to the drop of pig iron manufacture.
Avdiivka Coke and Chemical Works decreased output by 20.3%, to 255 thousand tons, Azovstal – by 4.9%, to 116 thousand tons, Dneporkoks – by 30.8%, to 27 thousand tons, and ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih – by 2.5%, to 232 thousand tons.
At the same time Dneprovsky By-product Coke Plant increased manufacture by 13.3%, to 51 thousand tons, and Yuzhkoks – by 50%, to 60 thousand tons. (Ukrainian metal)