In January-April this year, Ukrainian Coke and Chemical Plants (CCP) reduced the production of 6% moisture metallurgical coke by 41.4% compared to the same period last year, to 1.905 million tons.
Anatoly Starovoit, general director of the association of coking enterprises Ukrkoks (Dnipro), told Interfax-Ukraine that 243,000 tons were produced in April and 179,000 tons in March.
At the same time, he specified that Yuzhkoks, Kametstal (former DKHZ), DMZ (Dneprokoks), Zaporizhkoks, and coke production at ArcelorMittal Krivoy Rog are currently operating.
“The largest Avdiivka Coke Plant is idle,” the agency’s interlocutor stated.
The CEO also said that in 4 months-2022, 1 million 875.4 thousand tons of coal concentrate were supplied to domestic CCP, including 642.67 thousand tons of Ukrainian production, 616.9 thousand tons were imported from the Russian Federation, from Kazakhstan – 65.4 thousand tons, Poland – 29.1 thousand tons, Czech Republic – 30.6 thousand tons, USA – 380.3 thousand tons and Australia – 110.5 thousand tons.
In April, 255.2 thousand tons of Ukrainian production were delivered, 8.2 thousand tons were imported from the Russian Federation, 0.1 thousand tons from Poland, 2 thousand tons from the Czech Republic, 18.2 thousand tons from the USA, Australia – 34.5 thousand tons, in total 318.2 thousand tons were imported.
Starovoit also recalled that in January, 135.7 thousand tons of coal concentrate of Ukrainian production were supplied to the Coke Plant, as well as, in particular, 416.9 thousand tons from the Russian Federation, 41.3 thousand tons from Kazakhstan, 13.2 thousand tons – from the Czech Republic, 197.5 thousand tons – from the USA, 4.1 thousand tons – from Australia, in total – 809.1 thousand tons.
In February, 104 thousand tons were delivered (Ukraine), in particular, 178.3 thousand tons were imported from the Russian Federation, 24.1 thousand tons from Kazakhstan, 2.6 thousand tons from Poland, 6.6 thousand tons from Czech Republic, 138.9 thousand tons from the USA.
As reported, the Ukrainian Coke Plants (KHZ) in January this year reduced the production of 6% moisture metallurgical coke by 4.5% compared to the same period last year – up to 807 thousand tons. In December, 812 thousand tons of coke were produced.
Ukraine in 2021 reduced the production of coke by 1.3% compared to 2020 – to 9.543 million tons.