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UKRAINE CUTS IMPORTS OF NICKEL ORES BY 22.9%

Ukraine in January-April this year reduced imports of nickel ores and concentrate by 22.9% compared to the same period last year, to 285,903 tonnes.
According to statistics released by the State Customs Service (STS), in monetary terms, imports of nickel ores decreased 24.1%, to $13.072 million.
The ores were imported from Guatemala (100% of deliveries in terms of money).
In January-April 2022, as in January-April-2021, Ukraine did not export and re-export these products.
As reported, Ukraine in 2021 reduced the import of nickel ores and concentrate by 20.6% compared to 2020, to 1.236 million tonnes. In monetary terms, imports of nickel ores fell by 22.2%, to $58.929 million. Nickel ores were imported from Guatemala (100% of deliveries in monetary terms).
Last year, Ukraine did not export and re-export these products.
Nickel ore is imported to Ukraine by Pobuzhsky Ferronickel Plant (PFP, Kirovohrad region, part of the Solway group).
PFP processes about 1.2 million tonnes of ore per year.

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