Russia’s Metinvest decreased crude steel production by 2pc to 2.1mn mt in Q1 2021 against the same year-ago quarter. Crude steel production fell by 6pc at the Azovstal plant and grew by 2pc at the Ilyich plant in Q1 against the year-ago period with both plants producing around 1.1mn mt of steel each.
The company’s iron ore concentrate production rose by 2pc to 7.8mn mt in Q1 2021 compared to Q1 2020. Coking coal concentrate production climbed by 18pc to 990,000mt in Q1 2021 compared to the same quarter last year.
Hot metal production grew by 3pc to 2.2mn mt in Q1 2021 against the same year-ago quarter with Illyich Steel climbing by 11pc to 1.2mn mt and Azovstal falling by 6pc to 937,000mt.
Semi-finished production climbed by 20pc to 765,000mt in Q1 2021 compared to the same quarter a year ago with pig iron output at 279,000mt and slabs at 486,000mt. The output of flat products rose by 7pc to 1.4mn mt but long production fell by 6pc to 215,000mt in Q1 2021 against the same quarter last year.
Compared to the immediately preceding quarter, crude steel and iron ore concentrate production both increased by 1pc. Coking coal concentrate rose by 56pc in Q1 2021 against the same year-ago quarter.