Ukraine in January-May 2018 imported 3.269 billion cubic meters of natural gas for a total of $906.701 million, in particular in May 1.114 billion cubic meters worth $293.571 million, according to the State Statistics Service. Thus, the average price of gas imported by the country in May 2018 was $263.5 per 1,000 cubic meters against $310.8 in April, $278.7 in March, $261.1 in February and $279.4 in January.
The main counterparties for the five months were companies from Switzerland with 1.377 billion cubic meters of gas for $380.827 million, Germany with 937.534 million cubic meters for $261.087 million, Poland with 285.745 million cubic meters for $84.545 million and the UK with 245.215 million cubic meters for $65.281 million.
Gas was not imported from the Russian Federation in January-May-2018.
Ukraine exported 3,870 tonnes of cheese in January-June 2018, which was 6.1% less than in the same period in 2017.
According to customs statistics released by the State Fiscal Service (GFS), cheese exports in monetary terms increased by 1.1%, to $14.51 million.
Cheese imports in January-June 2018 totaled 5,460 tonnes, which is 26.3% higher than the same period in 2017. Cheese imports in monetary terms increased by 42.1%, to $ 27.17 million.
Exports of creamery butter from Ukraine in January-June 2018 increased by 40.3%, to 17,210 tonnes. This indicator in monetary terms increased by1.7 times, to $73.99 million. Butter imports grew by 2.2 times, to 516 tonnes ($ 3.4 million).
Exports of condensed milk and cream in January-June 2018 decreased by 25.4%, to 17,400 tonnes. Ukraine shipped condensed milk and cream worth $28.93 million abroad, this is compared to $40.41 million in January-June 2017. Imports of this group of products increased by 1.6 times to 1,000 tonnes ($2.47 million).
As reported with reference to customs statistics, Ukraine in 2017 exported 9,050 tonnes of cheese, which is 12% more than in 2016. Imports of cheese into the country rose by 42%, to 10,000 tonnes.
Ukraine in January-April 2018 increased imports of nickel ore and concentrate in natural terms by 6.6% compared to the same period in 2017, to 458,917 tonnes. According to customs statistics released by the State Fiscal Service, in monetary terms nickel ore imports increased by 7%, to $22.155 million.
Imports were made from Guatemala (60.81% of supplies in monetary terms), and Indonesia (39.19%).
During the first four months of the year, Ukraine did not export and re-export these products, as well as in January-April 2017.
As reported, Ukraine in 2017 reduced imports of nickel ore and concentrate in natural terms by 4.2% compared to 2016, to 1.314 million tonnes, in monetary terms by 8.3%, to $64.172 million. At the same time, all imports were made from Guatemala (100% of supplies).
Ukraine in January-April 2018 increased import of coal and anthracite (foreign economic activity code 2701) by 53.9% (by 2.605 million tonnes) compared to the same period in 2017, to 7.437 million tonnes. According to the State Fiscal Service, coal was imported for $1.004 billion, which is 30.3% more than in January-April-2017 ($770.936 million).
At the same time, Russia supplied coal worth $643.58 million (a 64.08% share in imports), the United States for $288.411 million (28.72%), Canada for $48.365 million (4.82%), and other countries for $24.003 million (2.39%).
In addition, Ukraine in January-April 2018 exported 43,491 tonnes of coal and anthracite for $7.819 million, including $4.597 million to Russia, $3.201 million to Slovakia, $11,000 to Hungary, and $10,000 to other countries.