The Azovstal metallurgical plant (Mariupol, Donetsk region), a member of the Metinvest group, in January-May of this year increased the production of general rolled products, according to operational data, by 10.3% compared to the same period last year - up to 1.73 million tons.
As a representative of the enterprise told Interfax-Ukraine, during this period steel production increased by 11%, to 1.84 million tons, pig iron - by 10.9%, to 1.63 million tons.
In May, Azovstal produced about 360 thousand tons of general rolled products, 390 thousand tons of steel, 350 thousand tons of pig iron.
Last year, Azovstal increased the production of general rolled products by 2.7% compared to the previous year - up to 3.9 million tons, steel by 4.5% - up to 4.2 million tons, pig iron by 9.4 % - up to 3.8 million tons.
The company is part of the Metinvest group, the main shareholders of which are Rinat Akhmetov's SCM group (71.24%) and Vadim Novinsky's Smart-holding (23.76%), jointly managing the company.