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.