Responding to a world surge in metals prices, Ukraine’s dominant metals industry hiked production

during the first five months of this year, compared to January-May 2020. Ukrmetalurgprom, the producer association, reports: pig iron +9.1%; steel +8.3%; rolled products: +7.9%.

Responding to the world surge in iron and steel prices, Ukraine’s pig iron production rose 9% to 7.1 million tons

during the first four months of this year, compared to January-April 2020. Ukraine slightly outpace world growth of 8.6% and put Ukraine in 10th place worldwide for iron production, according to the World Steel Association. By contrast, Ukraine’s iron production growth in 2020 was only 1.8% yoy.