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UKRAINIAN COMPANIES INCREASE EXPORT OF FERROALLOYS BY 7.7% RISE

Ukraine in January-March 2019 boosted exports of ferroalloys by 7.7% compared to the same period last year, to 238,167 tonnes (221,163 tonnes in January-March 2018).
According to customs statistics made public by the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine, exports of ferroalloys in monetary terms grew by 1.7%, to $262.904 million.
Major exports were carried out to Italy (18.1% of supply in monetary terms), Turkey (15.62%), and the Netherlands (8.06%).
In addition, in January-March 2019, Ukraine imported 13,855 tonnes of similar products, which is 21.6% more compared to the same period last year. In monetary terms, imports for this period increased by 4.9%, to $36.827 million.
Imports were mainly made from Norway (22.11%), the Czech Republic (22.11%), and Kazakhstan (15.68%).
As reported, Ukraine in 2018 increased exports of ferroalloys in natural terms by 3.5% compared to the same period last year, to 904,290 tonnes. Exports of ferroalloys in monetary terms fell by 12.3%, to $977.858 million. Major exports were carried out to Turkey (16.84% of supply in monetary terms), Italy (15.78%), and the Netherlands (13.73%).
Last year Ukraine imported 60,373 tonnes of similar products, which is 2% less compared to 2017. In monetary terms, imports for this period increased by 26.9%, to $170.530 million. Imports were mainly made from Norway (21.9%), the Czech Republic (17.58%), and Kazakhstan (14.75%).
PrivatBank (Kyiv) prior to its nationalization organized the business of Stakhanov and Zaporizhia ferroalloys plants. Nikopol Ferroalloy Plant is under control of the EastOne Group, established in autumn 2007 as a result of the restructuring of the Interpipe group, as well as the Privat Group.

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