Ukrainian enterprises cut exports of titanium ore by 2% in Jan-Aug
KYIV. Sept 6 (Interfax-Ukraine) – Ukraine in January-August 2019 decreased exports of titanium containing ore and concentrate in kind by 2.1% compared to January-August 2018, to 410,261 tonnes.
According to customs statistics released by the State Fiscal Service, over the period exports of titanium ore and concentrate in monetary terms increased by 14.2%, to $100.226 million.
Major exports were made to Egypt (18.72% of deliveries in monetary terms), the Czech Republic (17.56%), and Russia (16.5%).
Ukraine in January-August 2019 imported 602 tonnes of similar products worth $428,000 from Senegal and Vietnam, while in January-August 2018 it imported 15,677 tonnes of titanium ore and concentrate worth $3.005 million from Senegal.
As reported, Ukraine in 2018 increased exports of titanium containing ore and concentrate in kind by 2.7% compared to 2017, to 599,494 tonnes. Last year exports of titanium ore and concentrate in monetary terms increased by 19.5%, to $125.722 million. Major exports were made to the Czech Republic (19.41% of deliveries in monetary terms), Turkey (17.96%), and Russia (15.68%).
Ukraine in 2018 imported 15,874 tonnes of similar products worth $3.142 million from Senegal and Mozambique, while in 2017 it imported 202 tonnes of titanium ore and concentrate worth $143,000 from Senegal (87.41%), Finland (10.49%), and Iran (2.1%).
Vilnohirsk state mining and metallurgical combine (Dnipropetrovsk region), Irshansk state mining and processing combine (Zhytomyr region), Valki-Ilmenite and Mezhdurechensk Mining and Concentration Complexes (both are located in Irshansk, Zhytomyr region) are the main producers of titanium ore in Ukraine.
Dnipro-based Velta production and commercial firm built a mining and processing complex at the Birzulivske ilmenite deposit, which has a 240,000-tonne ilmenite concentrate capacity per year.
Holding company Velta Group Global Ltd. was registered in London in November 2011.