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EVRAZ Q2 2013 PRODUCTION REPORT

Date of publication: 16.07.2013

EVRAZ plc (LSE: EVR) today releases its operational results for the second quarter of 2013.

Q2 2013 OPERATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Consolidated crude steel production was flat in Q2 2013 vs. Q1 2013 and the Company’s key steelmaking facilities in Russia and North America continued operating at high utilisation rates
  • Output of steel products increased by 3% mostly driven by strong demand for construction products in Russia and growth of output of rails in Russia at the modernised EVRAZ ZSMK rail mill. Share of finished steel products improved to 77% in Q2 2013 vs. 74% in Q1 2013
  • The PCI project at EVRAZ NTMK became fully operational early in Q2 2013
  • Output of iron ore products was largely flat in Q2 2013 with the main focus on cost-cutting and implementation of operational efficiency initiatives
  • Yuzhkuzbassugol’s raw coking coal output grew by 6% as Yerunakovskaya-VIII and other mines achieved robust performance, while Raspadskaya decreased output by 25% vs. Q1 2013 due to suspension of mining at the Raspadskaya mine and repositioning of longwall at the MUK-96 mine
  • Average selling prices for most key steel product groups softened in line with the global steel market

STEEL

Product, ‘000 tonnes

Q2 2013

Q1 2013

Q2 2013/ Q1 2013, change

Q2 2012

Q2 2013/ Q2 2012, change

Coke (saleable)

398

356

11.9%

411

-2.9%

Pig iron

3,106

3,153

-1.5%

2,889

7.5%

Pig iron (saleable)

45

46

-2.8%

27

65.3%

Crude steel

4,079

4,069

0.2%

4,035

1.1%

Steel products, gross *

4,092

4,022

1.7%

3,965

3.2%

Steel products, net of re-rolled volumes

3,690

3,601

2.5%

3,584

3.0%

Semi-finished products **

838

928

-9.7%

803

4.3%

Finished products

2,852

2,673

6.7%

2,780

2.6%

Construction products

1,334

1,238

7.7%

1,249

6.8%

Railway products

496

381

30.2%

490

1.2%

Flat-rolled products

642

643

-0.1%

648

-0.9%

Tubular products

199

226

-11.9%

211

-5.8%

Other steel products

181

186

-2.3%

183

-0.9%

Note. Numbers in this table and the tables below may not add to totals due to rounding. 

*     Gross volume of steel products in the tables includes those re-rolled at other EVRAZ’s mills. However, such volumes are eliminated as intercompany sales for purposes of EVRAZ’s consolidated operating results.

**   Consolidated production volumes of semi-finished products are preliminary as intra-group re-rolling volumes are yet to be finalised.

The Q2 2013 overall production of crude steel remained flat quarter-on-quarter, as higher output in Russia was largely offset by lower output at other operations.

Consolidated production of finished steel goods increased by 7% vs. Q1 2013 mostly driven by stronger construction and railway products’ output in Russia. As a result, the share of finished steel products as a percentage of total production of steel products, net of re-rolled volumes, improved to 77% in Q2 2013 compared to 74% in Q1 2013.

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For further information:
Media Relations:
Vsevolod Sementsov
VP, Corporate Communications
London: +44 207 832 8998 Moscow: +7 495 937 6871
media@evraz.com

Investor Relations:
Sergey Belyakov
Director, Investor Relations
London: +44 207 832 8990 Moscow: +7 495 232 1370
ir@evraz.com


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