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UKRAINE CUTS STEEL PRODUCTION BY 3.3%

Ukraine reduced steel production by 3.3% in October 2021 compared to the same period in 2020, and by 6.2% compared to the previous month, to 1.599 million tonnes, down from 13th in 14th place in the ranking of 64 countries – the major world producers of these products, compiled by the World Steel Association (Worldsteel).In October 2021, an increase in steel production compared with October 2020 was recorded in most of the top ten countries, except for China and South Korea.The top ten steel-producing countries in October 2021 was as follows: China (71.580 million tonnes, a 23.3% drop compared to October 2020), India (9.793 million tonnes, an increase of 2.4%), Japan (8.224 million tonnes, an increase of 14.3%), the United States (7.501 million tonnes, an increase of 20.5%), the Russian Federation (6.06 million tonnes, an increase of 0.5%), South Korea (5.8 million tonnes, a decrease of 1%), Germany (3.655 million tonnes, an increase of 7%), Turkey (3.464 million tonnes, an increase of 8%), Brazil (3.150 million tonnes, an increase of 10.4%) and Italy (2.210 million tonnes, an increase of 4.2%).They are followed by Iran (2.190 million tonnes, a decrease of 15.3%), Taiwan (China, 1.950 million tonnes, an increase of 16.6%), Vietnam (1.888 million tonnes, an increase of 6.8%), Ukraine (1.599 million, a decline of 3.3%) and Mexico (1.550 million tonnes, 0.2% more).In general, in October this year, steel production decreased by 10.6% compared to the same period last year, to 145.666 million tonnes.In January-October 2021, the top ten steel-producing countries was the following: China (877.050 million tonnes, a decrease of 0.7%), India (96.932 million tonnes, an increase of 20.6%), Japan (80.357 million tonnes, an increase of 17.5%), the United States (71.717 million tonnes, 19.6% more), Russia (62.503 million tonnes, an increase of 5.7%), South Korea (58.667 million tonnes, an increase of 5.9%), Germany (33.561 million tonnes, an increase of 15.1%), Turkey (33.333 million tonnes, an increase of 14.2%), Brazil (30.320 million tonnes, an increase of 19.1%) and Iran (22.374 million tonnes, a decrease of 5.7%).They are followed by Italy (20.720 million tonnes, an increase of 23.9%), Vietnam (19.684 million tonnes, an increase of 27.5%), Taiwan (China, 19.188 million tonnes, an increase of 11%), Ukraine (17.893 million tonnes, 5.4% more) and Mexico (15.557 million tonnes, 12.8% more).In January-October 2021, 64 countries produced 1.607 billion tonnes of steel, which is 5.9% more than in the same period last year.

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INTERPIPE INCREASES STEEL PRODUCTION BY QUARTER

The electric steelmaking complex Interpipe Steel of the international vertically integrated pipe and wheel company Interpipe (Dnipro) in January-September of this year increased steel production, according to recent data, by 25.7% compared to the same period last year, to 727,400 tonnes from 578,500 tonnes.
As the company told Interfax-Ukraine, 97,000 tonnes of steel were produced in September.
Interpipe is a Ukrainian industrial company, a manufacturer of seamless pipes and railway wheels. The company’s products are supplied to more than 80 countries all over the world through a chain of commercial offices located in the CIS, Europe, the United States and the Middle East.
The company includes five industrial assets: Interpipe Nyzhniodniprovsky Pipe Rolling Plant, Interpipe Novomoskovsk Pipe Plant, Interpipe Niko-Tube, Dnipropetrovsk Vtormet and Dniprostal Steel Complex under the Interpipe Steel brand.

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INTERPIPE STEEL RAISES STEEL PRODUCTION BY 20%

Electric steelmaking complex Interpipe Steel, part of international vertically integrated pipe and wheel company Interpipe (Dnipro), in January-July of this year increased steel production, according to recent data, by 19.9% compared to the same period last year, to 537,000 tonnes.
As the company told Interfax-Ukraine, 79,000 tonnes of steel were produced in July.
In 2020, the company reduced steel production by 11.2% compared to 2019, to 758,700 tonnes.
Interpipe is a Ukrainian industrial company, a manufacturer of seamless pipes and railway wheels. The company’s products are supplied to more than 80 countries all over the world through a chain of commercial offices located in the CIS, Europe, the United States and the Middle East.

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ENERGOMASHSPETSSTAL FROM DONETSK REGION REDUCES STEEL PRODUCTION

PJSC Energomashspetsstal (Donetsk region), owned by Russia’s Atomenergomash (Rosatom State Corporation), in January-July this year reduced steel production, according to recent data, by 20.5% compared to the same period last year, to 31,000 tonnes.
A source in the industry told Interfax-Ukraine that 2,000 tonnes of steel were produced in July.
As reported, Energomashspetsstal in 2020 increased steel production by 6.8% compared to the previous year, to 63,000 tonnes.
Energomashspetsstal is the largest Ukrainian manufacturer of special cast and forged products of individual and small-scale production for metallurgy, shipbuilding, energy (wind, steam, hydro, nuclear) and general mechanical engineering.

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UKRAINE IN JUNE INCREASES STEEL PRODUCTION BY 3.4%

Following the results of the work of metallurgical enterprises in June 2021, Ukraine increased steel production by 3.4% compared to the same period in 2020, to 1.870 million tonnes, remaining in the 14th place in the ranking of 64 countries – the main world producers of these products compiled by the World Steel Association (Worldsteel).
In June, an increase in steel production versus June 2020 was recorded in all countries of the top ten.
The top ten steel-producing countries in June 2021 was as follows: China (93.880 million tonnes, an increase of 1.5% compared to June 2020), India (9.362 million tonnes, an increase of 21.4%), Japan (8.108 million tonnes, an increase of 44.4%), the United States (7.144 million tonnes, an increase of 44.4%), Russia (6.350 million tonnes, an increase of 11.4%), South Korea (5.969 million tonnes, a rise of 17.3%), Germany (3.421 million tonnes, an increase of 38.2%), Turkey (3.355 million tonnes, an increase of 17.9%), Brazil (3.120 million tonnes, an increase of 45.2%) and Iran (2.470 million tonnes, an increase of 1.9%).
They are followed by Italy (2.179 million tonnes, an increase of 20.1%), Vietnam (1.970 million tonnes, an increase of 42.8%), Taiwan (PRC, 1.875 million tonnes, an increase of 11.2%), Ukraine (1.870 million tonnes). tonnes, an increase of 3.4%) and Mexico (1.640 million tonnes, a rise of 48.1%).
In general, in June this year, steel production grew by 11.6% compared to the same period last year, to 167.920 million tonnes.
In general, in H1 2021, 64 countries produced 1.004 billion tonnes of steel, which is 14.4% more than in the same period last year.

UKRAINE RANKS 14TH IN WORLDSTEEL RATING IN MAY

Ukraine, following the results of work of metallurgical enterprises in May 2021, increased steel production by 13% compared to the same period in 2020, to 1.851 million tonnes, taking 14th place in the ranking of 64 countries-major global producers of these products, compiled by World Steel Association (Worldsteel).
In May, an increase in steel production was recorded in all countries of the top ten.
The top ten steel producing countries in May 2021 are as follows: China (99.450 million tonnes, an increase of 6.6% compared to May 2020), India (9.2 million tonnes, an increase of 46.9%), Japan (8.422 million tonnes, an increase of 42.2%), the United States (7.249 million tonnes, an increase of 47.6%), Russia (6.560 million tonnes, an increase of 14%), South Korea (5.950 million tonnes, plus 10.5%), Germany (3.475 million tonnes, an increase of 35.5%), Turkey (3.235 million tonnes, an increase of 42.4%), Brazil (3.160 million tonnes, an increase of 40.1%) and Iran (2.550 million tonnes, an increase of 7.7%).
This is followed by Italy (2.210 million tonnes, an increase of 18.8%), Taiwan (China, 2 million tonnes, an increase of 13.5%), Vietnam (1.945 million tonnes, an increase of 48.5%), Ukraine (1.851 million tonnes, an increase of 13%) and Mexico (1.670 million tonnes, plus 44.7%).
In general, in May of this year, steel production increased by 16.5% compared to the same period last year, to 174.376 million tonnes.
For the five months of this year, the top ten steel producing countries looks like this: China (473.1 million tonnes, an increase of 13.9%), India (48.609 million tonnes, an increase of 33.6%), Japan (39.951 million tonnes, an increase of 9.1%), the United States (34.773 million tonnes, plus 10.6%), Russia (31.865 million tonnes, an increase of 7.9%), South Korea (29.297 million tonnes, an increase of 6.9% ), Germany (17.013 million tonnes, an increase of 13.6%), Turkey (16.350 million tonnes, an increase of 21.2%), Brazil (14.942 million tonnes, an increase of 20.3%) and Iran (12.520 million tonnes, an increase of 9.2%).
This is followed by Italy (10.559 million tonnes, an increase of 27.3%), Taiwan (China, 9.614 million tonnes, an increase of 6.4%), Ukraine (8.987 million tonnes, plus 8.3%), Vietnam (8.855 million tonnes, an increase of 41.3%) and Mexico (7.754 million tonnes, plus 10.6%).
In total, 64 countries produced 837.473 million tonnes of steel in the five months of 2021, which is 14.5% more than in the same period last year.

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