MOSCOW, April 14 Russia's largest steel producer
NLMK said on Friday its first-quarter output remained
unchanged from the previous quarter at 4.21 million tonnes as
strong sales outside Russia offset the seasonal drop in demand
inside the country.
The steelmaker, controlled by Russian billionaire Vladimir
Lisin, also said its first-quarter sales rose 1 percent
quarter-on-quarter to 3.68 million tonnes.
The growth in flat steel sales by NLMK's Russian and
international divisions offset the fall in long steel sales
caused by a seasonal slowdown in demand, NLMK said in a
(Reporting by Andrey Kuzmin and Anastasia Lyrchikova; writing
by Polina Devitt; editing by Andrey Ostroukh)