Ukraine in January 2019 saw an 18.3% increase in pig iron exports in physical terms compared to the same period of 2018, to 276,408 tonnes.
During this period, the exports of pig iron in monetary terms increased by 25% to $95.082 million, the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine said in its customs statistics update.
At the same time, pig iron was shipped mainly to the United States (63.79% of deliveries in monetary terms), Italy (12.42%) and Mexico (11.01%).
In January 2019, Ukraine imported 21 tonnes of pig iron in the amount of $9,000, while in January 2018 imports totaled 50 tonnes worth $35,000. Imports were from Russia (100% of deliveries in monetary terms).