Metinvest, the largest Ukrainian mining and metallurgical holding, in January-March this year reduced steel production by 8% compared to the same period last year and by 25% compared to the previous quarter – to 1.962 million tonnes, according to a press release from the parent company Metinvest B.V.
According to the report, production of pig iron decreased by 15% and 31% respectively – to 1.828 million tonnes, coke – by 33% and 28% respectively, to 783,000 tonnes.
Metinvest added that in January-March this year, the group reduced the total production of iron ore concentrate by 3% compared to the same period last year and by 10% compared to the previous quarter, to 2.786 million tonnes.
The output of pellets amounted to UAH 1.281 million, which is 35% less than in Q1 2021, but 34% more than in the previous quarter, while the output of coking coal concentrate in the first quarter of this year increased by 29% compared to Q1 2021, but decreased by 14% from Q4 2021 – to 1.276 million tonnes.
Metinvest is a vertically integrated mining group of companies that manages assets in every link of the production chain from iron ore, coal mining and coke production to the production of semi-finished products and finished products from steel, pipes and coils, as well as production of other high value-added products. The group consists of mining and metallurgical enterprises located in Ukraine, Europe and the United States, has a sales network covering all key global markets.
Metinvest’s main shareholders are SCM Group (71.24%) and Smart-Holding (23.76%), which jointly manage the company.
Metinvest Holding LLC is the management company of Metinvest Group.