Metalurgprom Director General Vasyl Kharakhulakh said at a meeting in
Dnipropetrovsk on Wednesday that production of cast iron increased by
1% to 16.806 million tonnes in the seven months.
Enterprises produced 2.554 million tonnes of steel (82,400 tonnes of
average daily output), 2.316 million tonnes of roll (74,700 tonnes), and
2.281 million tonnes cast iron (73,600 tonnes).
Kharakhulakh added that a significant decrease in metal production
has been visible recently because of negative trends on external