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Ukraine in January-April reduced imports of lead, but increased imports of tin

According to customs statistics released by the State Customs Service of Ukraine on Friday, Ukraine reduced imports of lead and lead products by 13.8% – to $406 thousand (in April – $124 thousand), imports of tin and tin products increased by 10.2% – to $887 thousand (in April – $267 thousand). Exports of lead and lead products decreased by 35.3% to $3.537 mln.
As reported, Ukraine in 2023 reduced imports of lead and lead products by 65.2% – to $989 thousand, imports of tin and tin products – by 23% – to $2.728 million. Exports of tin and tin products amounted to $159 thousand against $424 thousand for 2022.
Zinc exports for 2022 totaled $1.331 million, compared to $550 thousand in 2021. Exports of tin and products totaled $424 thousand in 2022, compared to $346 thousand the previous year.
Lead is used to make bullets and shot. It is part of many alloys, such as bearing alloys, printing alloy, tin-lead solder, bronzes and brasses. .
Tin is often used as a protective coating due to these properties. It is the main constituent of solder and babbitts, typographic alloys and bronzes.

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Ukraine reduced imports of lead and tin over 8 months

In January-August of this year, Ukrainian enterprises reduced imports of lead and lead products by 67.9% to $722 thousand ($9 thousand), imports of tin and tin products by 33.8% to $1.633 million ($208 thousand), but increased imports of zinc and zinc products by 10.1% to $28.775 million ($3.934 million).

Exports of aluminum and aluminum products in January-August this year decreased by 4.8% compared to the same period last year to $63.289 million ($8.201 million in August), lead and lead products increased by 13.6% to $9.866 million ($0.876 million), nickel and nickel products amounted to $201 thousand ($76 thousand), while in 8 months. 2022 it was $1.339 million.

Imports of tin and tin products fell by 33.5% to $3.312 million, while imports of zinc and zinc products decreased by 58.7% to $38.690 million.

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Ukraine reduced export of aluminum, lead and zinc in 11 months of 2022

According to customs statistics released by the State Customs Service of Ukraine, the export of aluminum and aluminum products for 11 months of 2022 decreased by 41.3% compared to January-November 2021 – to $90.723 million ($7.173 million in November), lead and zinc products by 70.2% – to $10.574 million ($0.804 million), nickel and products – by 72.5%, to $1.168 million ($0.082 million).
Imports of tin and tin products fell 25.7% to $3.140 million ($246,000) and imports of zinc and zinc products fell 60.4% to $34.304 million ($3.813 million).
Zinc exports during the reporting period amounted to $1.321 million (in November there were no deliveries), while in January-November 2021 it was $408 thousand. Tin exports and products in January-November 2022 totaled $423 thousand (in November – $2 thousand) compared to $220 thousand during the same period last year.
Exports of aluminum and aluminum products for 2021 rose 53.9% to $169.094 million, lead and lead products rose 52.8% to $38.229 million, and nickel and nickel products rose 55% to $4.856 million.
Zinc exports last year were $550,000, up from $69,000 in 2020 (up eightfold). Tin and products exports in 2021 were $346,000 compared to $117,000 a year earlier.

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Ukrainian athletes won six medals on the eleventh day of the Deaflympic Games in Caxias do Sul (Brazil), the Ministry of Youth and Sports reported.
According to the press service of the ministry, at the XXIV Summer Deaflympics, the national deaflympics team of Ukraine on the eleventh day won 6 more awards – 3 gold, 1 silver and 2 bronze.
In particular, Ukrainians won four awards in long-distance orienteering: Anna Fedoseeva and Alexander Sankin brought gold, Ruslan Nikolaenko and Anna Androsovich won silver and bronze, respectively.
The Ukrainian national team won two more awards in bullet shooting: Violeta Lykova won the gold medal in shooting from a small-caliber rifle from three positions, and Sergey Fomin won a bronze medal in high-speed shooting from a small-caliber pistol, 25 m.
Thus, Ukraine remains the absolute leader in the medal count with 116 awards, including 51 gold, 31 silver and 34 bronze medals.

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If the presidential elections were held in Ukraine next Sunday, then incumbent head of state Volodymyr Zelensky would receive 26% of votes among those who intend to take part in the vote, according to the results of a sociological survey conducted by the sociological service of the Razumkov Center from October 14 to 20.
At the same time, according to the study, Zelensky would have received the largest number of votes in the first round (17% of all respondents or 26% of those who will take part in the elections and have decided who they will vote for).
Fifth president, leader of the European Solidarity party Petro Poroshenko is in the second place, 9% and 14% of respondents intend to vote for him, respectively; leader of the Opposition Platform – For Life party Yuriy Boiko gets 7% and 12%, respectively.
Leader of the All-Ukrainian association Batkivschyna Yulia Tymoshenko gets 7% and 10%, respectively, ex-speaker of parliament Dmytro Razumkov – 6% and 9%, ex-MP Yevhen Muraev – 4% and 6%, Strenth and Honor party leader Ihor Smeshko would get 3% and 5%.
The next in the ranking is leader of the “Ukrainian Strategy” Volodymyr Groisman – 2% of all respondents are ready to vote for him and 3.5% among those who intend to take part in the elections; some 2% and 3% of respondents respectively would vote for leader of the Civil Position party Anatoliy Hrytsenko, for leader of the Radical Party Oleh Liashko – 2% and 2%, for the showman Serhiy Prytula – 1.5% and 2%, for representative of the All-Ukrainian Association “Svoboda” Ruslan Koshulynsky – 1% and 2%, for mayor of Kyiv Vitali Klitschko – 1% and 1% each.
According to the survey, in comparison with the end of July-beginning of August 2021, the electoral support of President Zelensky decreased (from 19.5% to 17% among all respondents). Also, compared to January, the level of Boiko’s electoral support decreased (from 13% to 7% among all respondents), which may partly be due to the appearance of Muraev on the list of candidates proposed to the respondents.
In addition, compared to January, the level of electoral support of Poroshenko decreased (from 12% to 9% among all respondents). From late July to early August, the level of electoral support for Razumkov increased (from 2% to 6% among all respondents).
The research was carried out by the method of “face-to-face” interviews at the place of residence of the respondents. A total of 2,018 respondents aged 18 and over were interviewed in all regions of Ukraine, with the exception of Crimea and the occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions, according to a sample representing the adult population in terms of basic socio-demographic indicators.
The theoretical sampling error (excluding the design effect) does not exceed 2.3% with a probability of 0.95.
The sociological survey was carried out within the framework of research projects carried out by the Razumkov Center with the support of the representative office of the Hanns Seidel Foundation in Ukraine.

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Showman Volodymyr Zelensky continues to lead among presidential candidates, followed by incumbent President Petro Poroshenko and Batkivschyna Party leader Yulia Tymoshenko. These are the results of a survey by the Sociological Group Rating conducted from March 22 to March 27.
According to the results of the poll released on Thursday, Zelensky leads with 20.6% support, followed by Tymoshenko with 13% and Poroshenko with 12.9%.
Among respondents who have decided on their preferred candidate and intend to vote, Zelensky leads with 26.6%, followed by Poroshenko and Tymoshenko, with 17% each.
The survey was conducted from March 22 to March 27, 2019. Some 3,000 Ukrainian citizens 18 and older participated in the survey in a face-to-face interview. The margin of error is not more than 1.8%.

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