Ukrainian enterprises increased imports of copper and copper products in terms of money by 23.9% in January-October 2019 compared with similar period of 2018, to $102.527 million. Exports of copper and copper products decreased 45.4% over the year to $63.176 million, according to customs statistics released by the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine.
In October, copper and copper products were imported to the tune of $14.68 million, and copper exports were estimated at $5.102 million.
In addition, in January-October 2019, Ukraine decreased imports of nickel and products made of it by 16.4%, to $68.821 million (imports in October were estimated at $6.17 million), while imports of aluminum and products made of it increased 1.1%, to $334.166 million ($37.979 million). Imports of lead and products made of it decreased by 1.7%, to $12.682 million ($2.123 million) and imports of tin and products made of it decreased 13.6%, to $3.391 million ($0.545 million). Imports of zinc and zinc goods decreased 14%, to $62.036 million ($5.873 million).
Exports of aluminum and products made of it decreased 26.1% in January-October 2019, to $84.871 million ($7.876 million in October alone), while shipments of lead abroad decreased 24.3%, to $22.396 million ($3.227 million). Exports of nickel fell by 41.1%, to $4.115 million ($0.242 million in October).
Zinc exports in January-October 2019 amounted to $0.463 million ($0.001 million in October) compared to $0.274 in January-October 2018.
Exports of tin and products made of it in January-October 2019 were estimated at $0.034 million ($0.001 million in October) compared to $0.311 million in January-October 2018.