Pig iron production at Ukraine’s Zaporizhstal increased by 2.5pc to 4.5mn mt in 2020 compared with 2019, though crude steel and finished steel production at the company slipped during the same period.
The steelmaker’s crude steel production declined by 5.5pc to 3.8mn mt in 2020 compared to the year-ago period, while finished steel output decreased by 4.3pc to 3.2mn mt in the twelve months in 2020 against the same timeframe in 2019.
In December 2020, Zaporizhstal’s pig iron production inched up by 0.9pc to 397,500mt compared to the same month in 2019. Crude steel production rose by 4.6pc to 345,600mt and finished steel production increased by 5.2pc to 287,600mt during the same period under comparison.
The Ukrainian steel company is a part of the Metinvest group of companies.