Ukrainian coke plants produced 2.7 million tons of coke in January-July 2022

In January-July 2022, Ukrainian coke plants reduced the production of 6% moisture gross coke by 53.4% ​​compared to the same period in 2021, to 2.682 million tons. Interfax-Ukraine reports about it with the reference to Anatoly Starovoit’s data, the CEO of the coke enterprises’ association Ukrkoks.

For 7 months of 2022, the production of metallurgical coke amounted to 2.3 million tons. In July 2022, 224.4 thousand tons of gross coke were produced, including 191.8 thousand tons of metallurgical coke.

It is noted, that Yuzhkoks (339.1 thousand tons of metallurgical coke in January-July 2022), Kametstal (227.3 thousand tons), Dnipro Metallurgical Plant (135.2 thousand tons), Zaporizhkoks (396.2 thousand tons) and coke production at ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih (696.7 thousand tons) are operaring now. The largest coke chemical plant – Avdiivka Coke Plant – idles.

In January-July 2022, 2.94 million tons of coal concentrate were supplied to domestic coke plants. 1.63 million tons of them is Ukrainian production, 622.9 thousand tons is imported from the Russian Federation (before the war), 65.4 thousand tons – from Kazakhstan (before the war), 29.1 thousand tons – from Poland, 428.8 thousand tons – from the USA.

In 2021 Ukrainian coke plants reduced coke production by 1.3% compared to 2020, to 9.54 million tons. In December 2021, coke production decreased by 4% y/y – to 812 thousand tons.