Ukrainian metal companies in January-May 2021 increased earnings from exports of ferrous metals by 49.1% compared to the same period last year, to $4.92 billion.
According to the statistics released by the State Customs Service, in May, earnings from exports of ferrous metals amounted to $1.19 billion.
Ukraine boosted imports of similar products by 16.3% in January-May 2021, to $440 million. In May, this figure was $115.04 million.
In addition, Ukraine increased exports of metal products by 18.9% in the first five months of 2021, to $421.03 million. In May, their export amounted to $99.21 million.
During this period, imports of metal products increased by 22.2%, to $383.15 million. In May, they were imported for $93.12 million.
As reported, in 2020, Ukrainian metal companies reduced earnings from exports of ferrous metals by 12% compared to the previous year, to $7.690 billion. At the same time, Ukraine in 2020 reduced imports of similar products by 17%, to $1.040 billion.
Ukrainian metal companies saw a fall of 11.1% in foreign currency revenues from exports of ferrous metals in January-June 2019 year-over-year, to $4.797 billion.
According to customs statistics published by the State Fiscal Service, the share of ferrous metals of total income from exports was 19.6% compared to 23.21% from a year ago.
In June 2018 alone, receipts from ferrous metal exports amounted to $728.422 million.
In January-June 2018, Ukraine decreased imports of similar products by 4.5%, to $600.651 million including imports reaching $106.97 million in June.
In January-June 2018, Ukraine decreased metal products exports by 1%, to $534.622 million including June deliveries being $100.516 million. During this period, imports of metal products grew by 28.9%, to $528.524 million, including June imports worth $81.691 million.
As reported, in 2018 Ukraine saw its forex earnings from ferrous metal exports rise by 23.8%, to $9.937 billion. Ukraine saw imports of these products increase by 20.4%, to $1.367 billion.
Ukraine experienced a 23.8% rise in metal products exports, up to $1.11 billion. Metal imports grew by 19.9% last year, to $967.674 million.
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