Ukrainian enterprises increased imports of copper and copper products in terms of money by 19.7% in January-March 2019 compared with January-March 2018, to $27.419 million.
Exports of copper and copper products decreased 57.4% over the year to $19.412 million, according to customs statistics released by the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine.
In March, copper and copper products were imported to the tune of $11.753 million, and copper exports were estimated at $7.739 million.
In addition, Ukraine in January-March 2019 increased imports of nickel and products made of it by 3.4%, to $24.133 million (imports in March were estimated at $8.338 million), while imports of aluminum and products made of it fell by 4.4%, to $78.605 million ($27.829 million). Imports of, lead and products made of it rose by 11.8%, to $3.193 million ($0.918 million) and imports of tin and products made of it decreased 38%, to $0.809 ($0.45 million). Imports of zinc and zinc goods decreased 43.1%, to $12.237 million ($4.986 million).
Exports of aluminum and products made of it decreased 33.5% in January-March 2019, to $23.888 million ($8.836 million in March alone), while shipments of lead abroad decreased 49.8%, to $5.285 million ($2.302 million). Exports of nickel fell by 70.8%, to $0.671 million ($0.265 million in March).
Zinc exports in January-March 2019 amounted to $0.197 million (some $0.111 million in March) compared to $0.042 million in January-March 2018.
Exports of tin and products made of it in January-March 2019 were estimated at $0.02 million (some $0.005 million in March) compared to $0.257 million in January-March 2018.