Ukrainian enterprises increased imports of copper and copper products in terms of money by 51.8% in January 2019 compared with January 2018, to $8.22 million. Exports of copper and copper products decreased 57.5% over the year to $6.278 million, according to customs statistics released by the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine.
In December, copper and copper products were imported to the tune of $10,327 million, and copper exports were estimated at $7.130 million.
In addition, Ukraine in January 2019 boosted imports of nickel and products made of it by 55.9%, to $9.235 million (imports in December were estimated at $4.566 million), while imports of aluminum and products made of it fell by 2.8%, to $23.378 million ($33.745 million). Imports of, lead and products made of it rose by 5.1-fold, to $1.074 million ($1.195 million) and imports of zinc and zinc goods decreased 67.8%, to $112,000 ($378,000). At the same time, imports of tin and products made of it decreased 46.3%, to $3.674 million ($4.302 million).
Exports of aluminum and products made of it decreased 34.1% in January 2019, to $6.623 million ($7.902 million in December alone), while shipments of lead abroad decreased 62.4%, to $1.395 million ($1.773 million). Exports of nickel fell by 4.4%, to $175,000 ($541,000 in December).
Zinc exports in January 2019 amounted to $39,000 (some $28,000 in December 2018) compared to $7,000 in January 2018.
Exports of tin and products made of it in January 2019 were estimated at $3,000 (some $1,000 in December) compared to no exports in January 2018.