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(Ukrainian: , Russian: officially ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih) is the
Ukraine's largest integrated steel company located in the Ukrainian
city of Kryvyi Rih. Bought in 2005 by Mittal Steel, the company is
one of the most important businesses in Ukraine and a
globally-important steel producer. It is the largest steel
manufacturer in Ukraine and largest manufacturer of both
reinforcing bar and wire rod in the former Soviet Union. The
company also produces processed iron ore concentrates for both own
use and market. In 2004, Kryvorizhstal produced about 7.08 million
tonnes of crude steel. As of 2005, the company employed about
57,000 people. The company controls around a fifth of Ukraine's
steel market. Located fully in Kryvyi Rih, Kryvorizhstal is the
largest and most up-to date steel company in the Kryvbas region (as
well as in the whole Ukraine). It was built as an integrated mining
and metallurgy plant (Ukrainian: , kombinat), comprising of:
Company's iron ore needs are satisfied by both its own processing
and the supply by other ore companies of Kryvyi Rih. Instead,
Kryvorizhstal sells part of its processed ore on the market. The
presence of iron ore in the regions around Kryvyi Rih has been
known since at least 1781 and was rumoured before; being known to
the ancients throughout the 1800s the region was investigated for
its mineral wealth with iron ore of 70% iron content as well as
manganese ores being found. In 1881 the industrial extraction of
iron ore from the near region began, alongside other developments
such as the construction of the Kryvyi Rih railway. By 1884 over
100,000 tons of iron ore had being extracted, and the railway
though Kryvyi Rih (the Yekateryninsk...More: http:
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