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“Zaporizhstal” increased rolled products and steel output by 2.6 times

In January this year, Zaporizhzhia-based Zaporizhstal Iron and Steel Works increased its rolled steel output by 2.6 times year-on-year, up to 196 thousand tons from 74.6 thousand tons.

According to the company’s information on Monday, steel production during this period also increased by 2.6 times to 235.5 thousand tons, and pig iron production by 56.9% to 261 thousand tons.

In December 2023, Zaporizhstal produced 265.5 thousand tons of iron, 228.6 thousand tons of steel, and shipped 206.5 thousand tons of rolled products.

“The increase in production in January 2024 compared to the same period last year is due to the removal of blast furnace No. 2 from hot mothballing and the establishment of three blast furnaces in March 2023,” the press release explains.

As reported, in 2023, Zaporizhstal increased its rolled steel output by 57.2% compared to 2022, up to 2 million 54.7 thousand tons, steel by 65.4%, up to 2 million 466.9 thousand tons, and pig iron by 35.3%, up to 2 million 718.9 thousand tons.

In 2023, the plant operated at an average of 70% of its capacity.

“Zaporizhstal is one of the largest industrial enterprises in Ukraine, whose products are in great demand among consumers both in the domestic market and in many countries around the world.

“Zaporizhstal is in the process of integration into Metinvest Group, whose major shareholders are System Capital Management (71.24%) and Smart Holding (23.76%).

Metinvest Holding LLC is the management company of Metinvest Group.

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“Zaporizhstal” increased shipment of rolled products by quarter, steelmaking – by third

In January-August of the current year Zaporizhzhstal Iron and Steel Works increased the shipment of rolled products by 26.1% compared to the same period last year – up to 1 million 240.4 thousand tons.

According to the company’s information on Monday, steelmaking for this period increased by 35.5% to 1 million 499.4 thousand tons, pig iron – by 17.5% to 1 million 665.7 thousand tons.

In August 2023, Zaporizhstal produced 257.9 thousand tons of pig iron, 239.7 thousand tons of steel, shipped 200.4 thousand tons of rolled products, while in the previous month – 262 thousand tons of pig iron, 240.7 thousand tons of steel, shipped 196.1 thousand tons of rolled products.

“The increase in the production level in August 2023 compared to the same period last year is due to the withdrawal of blast furnace No. 2 from the hot conservation mode and debugging of the operation mode of three blast furnaces,” the press release explains.

It is reminded that due to the aggravation of military operations in the region since the beginning of March 2022 Metinvest Group transferred part of Zaporizhstal equipment to the hot conservation mode. At the end of March of the same year, the mill partially resumed operation of the cold rolling shop for production and shipment of cold-rolled coils to European consumers. A month after the forced shutdown, the mill brought the equipment out of mothballing and partially resumed production. Since April 2022, the mill has been operating at an average of 50% capacity.

As reported, “Zaporizhstal” in 2022 reduced the output of rolled products by 60.4% compared to 2021 – to 1 million 304.3 thousand tons, steel by 61.7% – to 1 million 491.3 thousand tons, pig iron – by 54.3%, to 2 million 9.9 thousand tons.

“Zaporizhstal” is one of the largest industrial enterprises of Ukraine, whose products are widely demanded by consumers both in the domestic market and in many countries of the world. The specialization of the plant is high quality steel g/k coil, g/k sheet, cold rolled sheet, x/k coil from carbon and low-alloy steels, as well as steel strip, black tin plate, bent profile.

The main consumers of the products are welded pipe manufacturers, automobile, transport and agricultural machine building enterprises, manufacturers of household appliances.

“Zaporizhstal is in the process of integration into Metinvest Group, the main shareholders of which are System Capital Management PJSC (71.24%) and Smart Holding Group of Companies (23.76%).

Metinvest Holding LLC is the management company of Metinvest Group.

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Ukrainian steelmakers reduced production of total rolled products in January-June

Ukrainian metallurgical enterprises in January-June this year reduced the production of total rolled steel, according to operational data, by 41% compared to the same period last year – to 2.375 million tons.
According to the association “Ukrmetallurgprom” on Saturday, in the first six months of this year, steel production fell by 37.7% compared with January-June 2022 – to 2.829 million tons.
Cast iron production during this period decreased by 37.5% to 2.836 million tons.
As reported, Ukraine in 5M-2023 decreased the production of rolled steel by 47.8% over the same period last year – to 1.982 million tons, steel by 43.7% to 2.392 million tons, and cast iron by 43.9% to 2.350 million tons.
Ukraine in 2022 reduced the production of total rolled products by 72% compared to the previous year – up to 5.350 million tons, steel by 70.7% – to 6.263 million tons, cast iron by 69.8% – to 6.391 million tons.
In 2021, the company produced 21.165 million tons of cast iron (103.6% by 2020), 21.366 million tons of steel (103.6%), 19.079 million tons of rolled steel (103.5%).

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Ukrainian steelmakers reduced production of total rolled products by 56%

Ukrainian metallurgical enterprises in January-April this year reduced the production of total rolled steel, according to operational data, by 56% compared with the same period last year – to 1.512 million tons.
According to the association “Ukrmetallurgprom” on Tuesday, in the first four months of this year, steel production fell by 54% compared with January-April 2022 – to 1.809 million tons.
Iron smelting for this period decreased by 54% to 1.747 million tons.
As reported, in 2022, Ukraine reduced the production of general products by 72% compared to the previous year – up to 5.350 million tons, steel – by 70.7% – to 6.263 million tons, cast iron – by 69.8% – to 6.391 million tons.
In 2021, the company produced 21.165 million tons of cast iron (103.6% by 2020), 21.366 million tons of steel (103.6%), 19.079 million tons of rolled steel (103.5%).

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Yaroslavskyy’s DMZ produced 35,100 tonnes of rolled products

PJSC “Dniprovsky Iron & Steel” (DMZ, formerly – “Dneprokoks”), part of DCH Steel group of businessman Alexander Yaroslavskyy, in January-April produced 35.1 thousand tons of rolled steel, while in January-March the plant has not produced this product, and in April released 11.7 thousand tons of rolled steel.
According to DCH Steel corporate newspaper, in April this year the plant produced 5.7 thousand tons of rolled products, which is less than the same period last year by 51.2%.
At the same time, the company increased coke output by 6.5% during this period, to 74.4 thousand tons.
At the same time in April it produced 5.7 thousand tons of rolled products and 28.6 thousand tons of coke.
“The decline in production is due to the shutdown of rolling mills,” the company’s information states.
And it is added that on May 8 rolling shop No. 1 was put into operation, while rolling shop No. 2 is preparing for the next working campaign. The company’s KHZ intends to increase its output.
In 2022, DMZ reduced its output of rolled products by 74.2% YoY to 58.4 thnd mt – of coke by 56.3% to 211.3 thnd mt.
DMZ specializes in the production of steel, pig iron, rolled steel and rolled products. On March 1, 2018, DCH Group signed an agreement to purchase Dneprovskyy Metallurgical Plant from Evraz.

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Yaroslavskyy’s DMZ produced 29,000 tonnes of rolled products in January-March

Dniprovskyi Steel (DMZ, formerly Evraz-DMZ), which belongs to Oleksandr Iaroslavskyi’s DCH Steel group, produced 29.4 thousand tons of finished steel in January-March this year, while in the first quarter of last year DMZ did not produce steel products due to the lack of coal raw materials and military operations.

According to the company press-release, coke output in January-March 2023 decreased by 20.4% YoY, to 45.8 thnd. tons.

In March, DMZ produced 10.6 thousand tons of steel and 16 thousand tons of coke (+16.1% versus March 2022).

At the same time, it is specified that DMZ blast furnace and converter shops have been idle since January 2022. The plant resumed rolled steel production in April last year, both rolling shops are working on tolling billets.

In 2022 and in the first quarter of 2023 DMZ rolling shops produced a wide range of channels, mine rails SVP-22, SVP-27 and SVP-33, mine rails R34 and R43, crane rails of different sizes.

In 2022 the coke-chemical division of the company switched exclusively to domestic coal feedstock and produces goods mainly for Ukrainian ferroalloy plants. In addition, in March 2023 the coke-chemical division resumed metallurgical coke production.

In 2022, DMZ cut its output of rolled steel by 168.4% to 58.4 thnd mt, and coke by 56.3% to 211.3 thnd mt, compared to 2021.

As previously reported, DMZ blast furnace operations are currently idle due to a shortage of raw materials and blocked ports. Moreover, the rolling mills are operating on give-and-take raw materials.

DMZ specializes in the production of steel, pig iron, rolled products and their products. On March 1, 2018, DCH Group signed an agreement to buy Dneprovskyy Metallurgical Plant from Evraz.

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