Ukrainian coke plants (CCP) in January-November of this year reduced the production of metallurgical coke with 6% moisture content by 5.1% compared to the same period last year – to 8.817 million tonnes.
Some 811,000 tonnes of coke were produced in November, the association of coke-chemical enterprises Ukrkoks (Dnipro) told Interfax-Ukraine.
Director General of Ukrkoks Anatoliy Starovoit noted that in November coke production was approximately at the level of the previous three months. “Enterprises operate at the level of orders, the lag from last year’s indicators remains,” the agency’s interlocutor stated.
Answering the question about the supply of coal to the coke plant, he stated that over 11 months of 2020, 27% of domestically produced coal and 73% of imports were supplied to the enterprises.
“About 4.6 million tonnes were imported from the Russian Federation, from the USA-Canada and other countries – 3.3 million tonnes, Ukrainian coal was supplied in the amount of 3.25 million tonnes,” Starovoit said.
According to the results of 11 months of 2020, according to operational data, in particular, the Avdiyivsky Coke and Chemical Plant reduced coke output by 10.4% compared to the same period in 2019 – to 2.676 million tonnes (229,000 tonnes were produced in November), Azovstal reduced by 0.6% – up to 1.232 million tonnes (113,000 tonnes), Dniprovsky Coke Chemical Plant increased by 5.1%, up to 539,000 tonnes (49,000 tonnes), Dniprokoks reduced by 4.2% – to 475,000 tonnes (48,000 tonnes), Zaporizhkoks increased by 3.5% – to 475,000 tonnes (78,000 tonnes), Kharkiv Coke Plant reduced production by 88.6% – to 4,000 tonnes and is idle. Coke production at ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih fell 7.3% to 2.399 million tonnes (237,000 tonnes), while at Yuzhkoks (Pivdenkoks) it increased by 5.8% to 599,000 tonnes (58,000 tonnes).