DPR metallurgical complex sells production worth over 20 billion rubles

Enterprises of the DPR metallurgical industry have sold products at a cost of more than 20 billion rubles since the beginning of this year, reports the DPR Trade and Industry Ministry’s press service.

"According to preliminary data, from the beginning of 2017 the total volume of sales of industrial products, produced by metallurgical, coke-chemical and metalworking enterprises amounted to more than 20 billion rubles," said the press service’s representative.

It was also added that more than 630 thousand tons of pig iron, over 490 thousand tons of steel, about 350 thousand tons of finished steel and over 630 thousand tons of coke were produced just in seven months this year. Additionally, it was specified that at the end of February 2017, due to economic blockade on the Ukrainian part, production at the enterprises was completely or partially ceased, but thanks to the measures taken by the DPR government, the receivership had been established and production resumed and began to grow.

"Thus, in May, in comparison with April, the products sales’ volume increased ten-fold, in June in comparison to the previous month - by 41 percent, in July in comparison with June - by another 20 percent," underlined the Ministry’s representative.

DONi News Agency