Ukrainian integrated mill Zaporizhstal, which is part of Metinvest, produced 366,200mt of pig iron last month, increasing by 27.9pc up from June 2019.
Zaporizhstal’s pig iron output increased, most likely because of improved market conditions and robust export demand this year. In May, the mill restarted blast furnace No. 5 after maintenance work was completed, and it reached its full daily capacity of 2,900mt.
Zaporizhstal increased its crude steel and finished steel product output by 1.2pc and by 2.5pc to 310,700mt and 259,100mt, respectively, last month.
Through the first six months of 2020, Zaporizhstal produced 2.161mn mt of pig iron, which is slight increase over the 2.119mn mt produced during the same period last year. Its crude steel output decreased by 10.1pc to 1.815mn mt.