In January-August of the current year, Ukrainian Coke and Chemical Plants (KHZ) reduced the production of gross coke with 6% moisture content by 55.2% compared to the same period last year, to 2.94 million tons. This was reported by the Interfax-Ukraine agency with reference to Anatoly Starovoit, General Director of the Association of Coke-Chemical Enterprises Ukrkoks.
In August, Ukrainian Coke Plant produced 257.7 thousand tons of gross coke, including 221 thousand tons of metallurgical coke. According to Ukrkoks, for 8 months of 2022, the production of metallurgical coke amounted to 2.52 million tons.
Currently, Yuzhkoks, Kametstal (former DKHZ), DMZ (Dneprokoks), Zaporizhkoks and coke production at ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih operate in the industry, where coke batteries No. 1 are in operation ,2.
As reported, in 2021 Ukraine reduced the production of coke by 1.3% compared to 2020, to 9.543 million tons.