Ukraine Increases Imports of Copper By 22%
Open4Business reported that Ukrainian enterprises increased imports of copper and copper products in terms of money by 22.1% in January to July 2019 compared with similar period of 2018, to USD 63.366 million. According to customs statistics released by the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine, exports of copper and copper products decreased 48.3% over the year to USD 52.164 million. In July, copper and copper products were imported to the tune of USD 10.336 million, and copper exports were estimated at USD 5.990 million.
In addition, through seven months of 2019 Ukraine decreased imports of nickel and products made of it by 10.1%, to USD 52.833 million (imports in July were estimated at USD 8.520 million), while imports of aluminum and products made of it increased 8.4%, to USD 228.420 million (USD 40.390 million). Imports of lead and products made of it decreased by 1.7%, to USD 7.481 million (USD 1.143 million) and imports of tin and products made of it decreased 17.4%, to USD 2.038 million (USD 377,000). Imports of zinc and zinc goods decreased 18.7%, to USD 41.868 million (USD 9.384 million).
Exports of aluminum and products made of it decreased 27.4% in January to July 2019, to USD 60.540 million (USD 9.177 million in July alone), while shipments of lead abroad decreased 34.1%, to USD 14.914 million (USD 2.432 million). Exports of nickel fell by 39.8%, to USD 3.267 million (USD 0.274 million in July).
Zinc exports in January-July 2019 amounted to USD 385,000 (USD 28,000 in July) compared to USD 148,000 in January to July 2018.
Exports of tin and products made of it in January to July 2019 were estimated at USD 30,000 (some USD 1,000 in July) compared to USD 269,000 in January to July 2018.
Source : Open4Business