Ukraine in 2018 increased imports of nickel ore and concentrate in natural terms by 10% compared to the same period in 2017, to 1.445 million tonnes.
According to customs statistics released by the State Fiscal Service, in monetary terms nickel ore imports rose by 8%, to $69.325 million.
At the same time, imports were made from Guatemala (67.88% of deliveries in monetary terms), and Indonesia (32.12%).
In 2018, Ukraine did not export and re-export these products, as well as in 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 from Guatemala (100% of supplies).
Pobuzke Ferronickel Combine (part of Solway Group) imports nickel ore to Ukraine.
The plant processes about 1.2 million tonnes of ore a year.