Ukrainian steelmaker Dneprovsky Metallurgical Plant (DMZ) resumed finished steel production in February after a three-week downtime in the previous month. The company’s output last month rose by 71pc against January.
DMZ’s finished steel output increased to 18,700mt in February, according to media reports. The company suspended steelmaking and rolling stocks for three weeks in January as part of its maintenance schedule. During that period, the plant continued producing coke and pig iron for sale to the domestic market.
In February, DMZ decreased its pig iron production by 12.1pc to 22,600mt against the previous month while its crude steel production more than quadrupled to 24,100mt, and coke production fell by 10pc to 37,400mt during the same period.
DMZ produced 160,000mt of pig iron, 175,000mt of crude steel, and 140,000mt of rolled products in 2020. The steelmaker is part of the DCH Group and produced more than 20 types of rolled products last month including corners, channels, profiles, rims, and shaft racks for domestic and export markets.