Ukrainian enterprises increased imports of copper and copper products in terms of money by 22.1% in January-July 2019 compared with similar period of 2018, to $63.366 million.
Exports of copper and copper products decreased 48.3% over the year to $52.164 million, according to customs statistics released by the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine.
In July, copper and copper products were imported to the tune of $10.336 million, and copper exports were estimated at $5.990 million.
In addition, through seven months of 2019 Ukraine decreased imports of nickel and products made of it by 10.1%, to $52.833 million (imports in July were estimated at $8.520 million), while imports of aluminum and products made of it increased 8.4%, to $228.420 million ($40.390million). Imports of lead and products made of it decreased by 1.7%, to $7.481 million ($1.143 million) and imports of tin and products made of it decreased 17.4%, to $2.038 million ($377,000). Imports of zinc and zinc goods decreased 18.7%, to $41.868 million ($9.384 million).
Exports of aluminum and products made of it decreased 27.4% in January-July 2019, to $60.540 million ($9.177 million in July alone), while shipments of lead abroad decreased 34.1%, to $14.914 million ($2.432 million). Exports of nickel fell by 39.8%, to $3.267 million ($0.274 million in July).
Zinc exports in January-July 2019 amounted to $385,000 ($28,000 in July) compared to $148,000 in January-July 2018.
Exports of tin and products made of it in January-July 2019 were estimated at $30,000 (some $1,000 in July) compared to $269,000 in January-July 2018.