Ukraine's April steel output seen at 1.7 mln tonnes - union

KIEV, March 16 (Reuters) - Ukraine is expected to produce 1.7 million tonnes of steel in April compared with 1.9 million tonnes in March, local steel makers' union Ukrmetallurgprom said on Friday.

Ukraine's 2017 steel production fell by 12 percent to 21.3 million tonnes.

Ukrmetallurgprom said steel makers could produce 1.8 million tonnes of pig iron and 1.6 million tonnes of rolled steel in April.

In February, Ukraine produced 1.5 million tonnes of steel, 1.56 million tonnes of pig iron and 1.3 million tonnes of rolled steel. (Reporting by Pavel Polityuk Editing by Mark Potter)